Monthly Archives: August 2017

Dinner with Usury

http://blog.acton.org/archives/97464-on-modern-economics-and-the-reading-of-old-books.html Begin the night with some tossed begging the question with a hint of confirmation bias. Next a fine equivocation of many types of contracts and call all of them “lending at interest.” Fry up some progressive red herring and … Continue reading

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Fraternité Notes

Liberalism as understood is an incoherent doctrine. As such it is rationally indefensible and has no rational basis. Without a rational basis it takes on the character of sentimental belief, that is it is accepted because it is emotively or … Continue reading

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Notes on legitimacy of authority II

The notion of legitimacy with respect to authority means that the supposed authority actually has that moral power to command. Legitimacy is obviously linked with heredity and an heir. In the notion then is also a unity through time of … Continue reading

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Notes on legitimacy of authority

There is probably no general comprehensive theory, but we can make observations. Man is competent to be authoritative in virtue of his intelligence. A good authority will have certain qualities and virtues whereas a bad one will lack then. A … Continue reading

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What is the free market

Free market means that the State interferes in the market in a way to empower certain people and behaviors and restricts or punishes other, that is the State acts as an authority. Specifically it means empowering entrepreneurs and licit voluntary … Continue reading

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Cerulirians, not “Orthodox” – Updated

Zippy has made several references to the Orthosphere and so I decided to check it. Flipping through the most recent post, the only one that caught my interest by the title was the “Mohammedan, not “Muslim”” post. The point that … Continue reading

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