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Should Libertarians Support Trump’s Immigration Raids?

Libertarian supporters of immigration controls are remaining conspicuously silent about President Trump’s latest immigration raids. What’s up with that? Wouldn’t you think that people who support America’s system of immigration controls would be praising such raids? Actually, it’s a good thing such libertarians are remaining silent, just as they remain silent about the other enforcement measures ...

The Moon Landing Was One Big Socialist Project

Amidst all the hoopla over the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, it’s easy to forget that this was just another 20th-century massive public-works project, no different in principle from federal dams, the Interstate Highway System, Amtrak, the Tennessee Valley Authority, public housing, and other socialist projects. As such, except for libertarians, everyone fails ...

Open Borders Are Compatible With a Welfare State

For some time now, there has been a conservative faction within the libertarian movement that has advocated that libertarians abandon their position in favor of open borders and instead join up with conservatives and progressives in support of government-controlled borders. In doing so, these conservative-oriented libertarians always fail to address one of the principal costs of abandoning libertarian principle on ...