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The Free Persons/Free Society Paradox

If you really think about it, human rights – cosmic liberties inherent to all people as innate racial prerogatives, are illusory.  Rights, being violable, are only relevant as long as they are observed and respected by our peers.  105 more words

General

Nearly Everybody Hates Free Speech

I’ve seen a couple people on Twitter retweet this XKCD comic; it struck a chord with them:

Most people think like this, although they don’t say so. 154 more words

Reflections

ISIS, Meet Doc Holliday

Wyatt Earp: What makes a man like Ringo, Doc? What makes him do the things he does?
Doc Holliday: A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. 731 more words

Individual Rights

McDonald’s – Regulatory Victim and Crony in One Unhappy Meal

A few weeks ago McDonald’s was in the news because of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that the company may be considered a joint employer with its franchisees in labor complaints, possibly making the company more vulnerable to campaigns by labor groups for higher wages and other concessions for its workers. 473 more words

Individual Rights

Having Trouble Finding Work? Maybe It's Because Often Employers Are Really Just Harvesting Your Data. Care for Cookie?

Someone I know and respect asked me to write something about the difficulty of finding a job these days on behalf of one of their loved ones and so here it is. 1,903 more words

Conservative Thought

Values Outfoxed by practicalities

In choosing a week to bury excruciating news, the Liberal Democrats have excelled at an ugly art. Westminster slumbers in recess, voters are on holiday or reeling from the latest horrors of Isis – and Nick Clegg tersely announces Lord Rennard has been reinstated as a party member, all disciplinary action miraculously evaporated.

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