About The Author

Martin van Staden is the Editor in Chief of Being Libertarian and RationalStandard.com. He has a law degree from the University of Pretoria. His articles represent his own views and beliefs, and not that of any of the organizations he is involved with.


On 13 August 2017, the wife of Zimbabwean tyrant Robert Mugabe, Grace Mugabe, assaulted Gabriella Engels, a South African model, on South African soil, in an upmarket hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. After the expected confusion in the wake of the event,


I thought I might do something different for my column today. A weekly roundup of the articles published by Being Libertarian's contributors and columnists since my last column last Friday felt like a good idea! Without further ado: https://beinglibertarian.com/welcome-back-1950-america-lowdown-liberty/ By Thomas J.


Pragmatism, as the word is commonly used today, is meaningless. Everyone and their cat is a 'pragmatist.' It is more often than not a simple and fallacious appeal to the status quo, with the invoker of 'pragmatism' essentially saying they


Getting into writing can be quite daunting for people, but it is easier than ever before to be a writer. The internet has placed virtually all the information of consequence known to anyone at our fingertips. So it is vitally


With our second anniversary coming up later this year, the Board and senior management of Being Libertarian would like to extend a 'thank you' to all our loyal followers who have helped make our once-humble platform a true hub for


In January 2017 the latest rendition of the left's perpetual whine about inequality was released in the form of a briefing paper by the international "charity" Oxfam - although the only thing they intend to be charitable about, is other people's


I am often amazed at how, more than two decades after the Cold War ended, people can still talk about capitalism and socialism as if they are legitimate competitors in the battle of ideas. While this is evident in the West,

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