Editorial Writing

Here you will find my editorial writing. These are my views and beliefs at the moment I write them. It’s my sincere hope that they will change as I continue to learn and grow, and that they will be informed by the feedback of others.

“The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.” – Joseph Joubert

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Galileo Galilei

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Ethics and Efficacy of Libertarianism

As a great painting has many colors, a great democracy has many viewpoints. Libertarianism helps to make our democracy great by reminding us that individual liberties are essential to a free and well-ordered society. However, so much of the Libertarian position depends on the free market to ensure the good faith of the actors in the marketplace that if you take away the “protection” of the free market, the door is open wide for a huge number of really terrible outcomes on a social, environmental, nationalistic, and economic perspective.