Rational choice philosophy, by contrast, was always implausible.

Overheard on the Intertubes

[As overheard by Michael Tobis.]

A Rich Capitalist, Tea Party Member, and Union Member sit around the table. At the center of the table sits a plate with a dozen cookies.

The Rich Capitalist takes eleven cookies, then whispers to the Tea Party Member, “Watch out for that union guy. He’s got his eye on your cookie.”

(Source: initforthegold.blogspot.com)

Only the fat cats change — not their methods and not their pet bugaboos (taxes, corporate regulation, organized labor, and government “handouts” to the poor, unemployed, ill and elderly).

[I]f you want to read boilerplate liberal bashing that verges on unhinged hysteria, then the other Jeff is your man.

Keith Kloor made me smile.

For people to continue to put high confidence in scientists and there by making it possible for them to contribute to the taxpayers.

Magnus W, with a variation on the people theme.

So what do libertarians believe? 1) That we should maximize freedom. 2) That we should get the most freedom we can, by treating liberty as property, and everyone as their own property (at least at the start). 3) That in fact treating liberty as property, and everyone as their own property, necessarily will (or will tend to) maximize freedom. 4) That we should treat liberty as property, and everyone as their own property.