Previously, I wrote about a possible refinement of the Non-Aggression Principle that expands the concept of “aggression” from positive acts of physical force, fraud, and credible threats to include “passive aggression”. One significant natural consequence of this theory is that Continue reading Coase and Passive Aggression
Ask most libertarians about the foundational principles of their ideology, and you’re most likely to get some variant of the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) as an answer. Broadly, the doctrine offers a quick test for the propriety of an action: actions Continue reading Refining the NAP With “Passive Aggression”
A recent Buzzfeed posting highlights the dominance of computer-generated images (CGI) in Hollywood. “The Great Gatsby,” which “ought” to have required no CGI intervention at all based on its location, plot, and special effects requirements, was nevertheless saturated with it; Continue reading How Much CGI Is Too Much CGI?
ABC News reports that Oregon will be implementing “Pay It Forward, Pay It Back,” a plan that looks remarkably similar to Human Equity contracts. The proposed scheme offers post-secondary schooling at zero price; after graduation, students repay the State with Continue reading Oregon’s Experiment With Human Equity