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The False Claim That Libertarians Have A Natural Home on the Right

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Like being green, being a progressive who holds libertarian values ain’t easy, primarily for two reasons. First, the title “libertarian” has become so tainted among some progressives that merely claiming the label means… Continue reading

Happy Blogiversary! Unfettered Equality Turns One Year Old Today

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Dear Readers, Today marks the one-year anniversary of Unfettered Equality, a milestone we are both proud to share with you and grateful to you for making possible. Since our first post, we’ve covered… Continue reading

Barack Obama Reclaims American Exceptionalism

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In the first few months after Barack Obama was elected president, I was often reminded of the wonderful newness of it all. I’d brush my teeth, and all of a sudden my brain… Continue reading

State Formation, Plunder and Ferguson

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The recently released Justice Department report on the Ferguson municipal government is a damning indictment of the systematic racism practiced by police officers, court officials and city administrators. Though some have deemed the… Continue reading

Matt Yglesias Abandons All Hope

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Matt Yglesias of Vox gave up on American politics yesterday, declaring our democracy to be officially doomed. No, this is not the set-up to an elaborate joke about Matt Yglesias; the title of… Continue reading

The Progressive Case Against Occupational Licensing

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Regulation is a common area of discord between libertarians and progressives, largely because they fear countervailing bogeymen. Libertarians see the corrupt hand of the government interfering in private affairs, whereas progressives see rapacious… Continue reading

End Poverty With This One Weird Trick: Why Progressive Millennials Should Embrace the Basic Income

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One of the best episodes of The West Wing is “The Crackpots and These Women,” which introduced “Big Block of Cheese Day” to the American political lexicon. On this day, all of the… Continue reading

Friday Roundup!

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Happy Friday! Here are our top picks this week at Unfettered Equality: Jeremy’s Picks:  Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society — “Protect and Serve?  More like Hate and Fear”: “For more than twenty years,… Continue reading

Point/Counterpoint: Rand Paul’s Cigarette Tax Gaffe Shows He Has a Tough Road Ahead

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky), who until Jeb Bush’s recent announcement led the pack of 2016 Republican presidential contenders, is known for being the most outspoken Republican on racial issues. Recently, he put a… Continue reading