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Nathan A. Kreider is the host of The Conversation, a podcast about ideas and how to spread them. He also publishes a blog and video content, including short book reviews, which can be found on his website nkreider.com. He can be contacted by email via [email protected]


"Unions themselves are not incompatible with freedom. As long as it is voluntary, individual workers have every right to form a collective union with their own interests in mind. This ruling does not infringe on this liberty. The difference is


"Over the course of the last few centuries, the term 'liberal' has acquired an entirely different meaning (especially in America). To be a liberal, one must advocate for 'free' education, a large welfare state, and other government-run programs. A liberal


"As convenient as it is to refer to every single ideological opponent with a single word, the term has no other use besides insulting anyone that doesn’t agree with you entirely on every issue. In several ways, the term does


"The bakery is the property of the cake baker, which means the baker can decide how it should function. If the baker decides to refuse service to a lesbian couple, he has every right to do so. He has not


Libertarianism, like any ideological group, has a problem with people leaving. Those that decide to 'leave liberty' will inevitably receive accusations of 'betraying your principles' from many libertarians. These accusations will likely be true in some cases, but in others


People respond to incentives. This is a standard rule in economics. If we wish to influence someone’s choice, we can incentivize the favored option to increase the possibility of it being chosen. Likewise, we can disincentivize the unfavored option to reduce


Idealists, or ‘purists’, can be frustratingly impractical with their ideology. Some will consider any form of political action an endorsement of state power and others will only support political activists that adhere strictly to impractical or impossible standards. Meanwhile, realists

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