Tagged: subsidiarity

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Subsidiarity and public education

I enjoyed Will’s response to my post very much. I think this is a good idea up to a point. I think the ‘small homogenous’ argument is a bit over-played. That is certainly one...

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Oh the times! Oh the customs!

Here’s BlaiseP in a post-worthy comment: Traditions aren’t dying out… says the man who just bought a new Online calligraphy pen. Harking back to Sam Smith’s ur-screed, bemoaning the Liberal instinct to concentrate and...

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Anti-Intellectualism and Magical Thinking

A couple follow-up thoughts on DougJ’s response to my Little Republics post. First of all, I think the charge of anti-intellectualism is a little off the mark. I have absolutely nothing against intellectuals or...

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Explaining that post that didn’t make sense

Writing a post that doesn’t quite compute is one of the perils of blogging, so let me expand upon a point I was trying to make here. I once heard someone (a cursory Google...

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Homogenization and the State

“In some ways, the ‘night watchman’ state — the state that enables civil society to develop and function without distortions imposed by roving bandits, local notables, and its own functionaries, but that also is...

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Float On

After reading several accounts of the Ephemerisle Festival (for those interested, a more in-depth explanation of the event – and seasteading – can be found here), I’m more convinced than ever that I really...

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You can go your own way

Many readers are undoubtedly suspicious of self-indulgent exercises in libertarian wankery, but this excellent dialogue from Reason raises some interesting questions about the nature of governance, freedom and culture. As someone who grew up...

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Working with what we’ve got…part II

Daniel Larison picks up arguably one of my most awkwardly worded sentences in one of my most awkwardly written posts and then writes: It’s true that idealism would be quite heavily burdened by idealism,...

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