Archive for Religious

“Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?”

When I was about 17, I was watching my 11-year-old brother talk smack in our front yard to a kid who was about 13. They were trash talking back and forth, and my brother ran up to the kid to attack him. The kid had clearly had some martial arts training, because he did a […]

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How Great Men Allocate Their Time

One of my favorite articles for Mises.org was, “Superman Needs an Agent.” I reached the surprising conclusion–even to myself–that Superman should focus on public exhibitions of his powers (rather than amazing one-off things), if his goal is to help humanity in a nuts-and-bolts manner. In a perhaps related vein, recently I was musing on how […]

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Ironic Argument From Jonah Goldberg

I guess Jonah is at least consistent when it comes to impeachment. He is deploying the standard right-winger defense of the judicial system: “If the cops arrest you, you must have done something.” In any event, I agree that it’s in poor taste for Republicans to bring up the trial of Jesus when talking about […]

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Mises vs. God

I love Mises, but it doesn’t look good.

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By Their Fruits

For anyone doubting the goodness of the God of the Old Testament… look at the outcome when a Man perfectly follows the instructions put forth by the God of Moses.

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God as Director

Instead of worrying about how you’re going to screw up next, interpret your life as if you’re watching an intricate movie, where you don’t know what’s coming. Someone says, “What do you think’s going to happen? Is it going to be bad?” And you answer, “I don’t know. But I’m familiar with the previous work […]

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Bob Murphy Show Twin Spin

In ep. 80 I reproduced my interview with Patrick from the “Cave to the Cross” apologetics podcast (video below). Among other things, we tackled the question, “Would the laws of economics be true in the Garden of Eden?” Then in ep. 81 I have Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on to talk more about the economics of […]

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You Didn’t Build That (God Did)

There’s nothing wrong with the logic of libertarian property rights (homesteading etc.). The problem only comes in if you assume empirically at the outset that the Earth was unowned when the first human stumbled upon it. Because if the opening Genesis account were true, for example, then God is obviously the owner of everything. Again, […]

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