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If only they put this in fortune cookies…

December 31, 2010 by

“A healthy society cannot come about when people study not for the purpose of gaining wisdom and knowledge but for the purpose of becoming government officials.” – Ye Shi, Chinese philosopher (Hat-tip, The Economist)
Anatomy of the FedIntroduction to LogicThe Great CentralizerNetworks and the Digital Revolution with Peter KleinPrinciples of EconomicsLibertarian Legal Theory with Stephan Kinsella

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Eleutherist December 31, 2010 at 11:45 pm

What do people make of the recent British findings about brain shapes and beliefs? Maybe libertarians are born, and can’t be made? What then?

AJ Witoslawski January 1, 2011 at 2:05 am

Libertarians can come from many different perspectives – left libertarians, right libertarians, etc. It’s all simply about integrating one’s beliefs with what works in the political arena.

IAin January 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

Eleutherist-

There are many problems with that british study. One is that its impossiblento tell whether beliefs cause the brain to be structured in different ways, there is a high amount of neuroplasticity in the brain, or if the structures cause the beliefs.

Stephan Kinsella January 1, 2011 at 9:49 am

David Gordon’s “How to Think” course sounds absolutely fascinating. I bet it will be fantastic. (Its title calls to mind Barbara Branden’s old “Principles of Efficient Thinking” Objectivist course but don’t think there will be much similarity…)

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