Fear Not Trump: We Advance Society With Ideas, Not Politics

As an individual who has primarily made a career as both a journalist and an advocate for a philosophy, I’m well acquainted with ideas and their impact. I bank on it. Ideas have always been much more powerful for than holders of ideas. Especially politicians like Hillary Clinton or now President-Elect Trump. I’ve come to this conclusion after a long-term study of a particular philosophical framework which favors the individual over any collective. As such, popular elections are a contentious time. Between election cycles, I spend most of my waking day thinking about how to advance a particular brand of […]

When Alberta’s Opposition Leader is a Hayekian…

…we know the voters of the Energy Province made the wrong decision in the April 24th legislative election. Most were well aware that Danielle Smith, the leader of Alberta’s Wildrose Party and the official Opposition Leader in the provincial legislative assembly, was a libertarian, but now we have confirmation that she be might Austrian as well, as an adherent of the ‘Austrian’ school of economics. Here are some recent tweets where she documents her love of the Hayek vs. Keynes rap videos put out by Spike TV producer John Papola and George Mason University Professor and modern Austrian Russ Roberts: I never […]