Rampant Ingratitude Is Fostering Social Deterioration

The Incompatibility of Totalitarianism And Religion Religion claims to provide a point of reference by which the individual can anchor his attitude towards external circumstances. Belief in such a point of reference supplies him with the confidence necessary to execute judgement and make decisions in the world. This appears to explain, at least partly, why […]

Rationalism and Evolution : Part I

Preamble Many analysts have inquired into the principles of rationalism and evolution. This is partly because they play a primary and yet largely unseen role in everyday interpersonal (and intrapsychic) developments. It is also because both principles have positive and negative elements, or constituent parts ; which, depending on the circumstances whereupon they persist, can […]

Revisiting The Road to Serfdom | Part II : Hybridized Economies and Squabbling Planners

Are freedom and organization compatible principles? In other words, can competitive capitalism and centralized planning prosper simultaneously? These questions present, in a nutshell, the overarching theme of the third chapter of The Road to Serdom (1) titled “individualism and collectivism.” Hayek begins by informing the reader that there are many socialists who are all but […]

Revisiting The Road to Serfdom | Part I

Part II : https://onlookers.news/2021/01/25/revisiting-the-road-to-serfdom-part-ii-hybridized-economies-and-squabbling-planners/ Originally published in 1944, Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom serves as a grave and persuasive warning against government controlled economic activity. In response to the popular opinion of his time, Hayek felt urged to express his doubts and criticisms of various idealistic political concepts, almost all of which he was […]

Lockean Theory and The Transformation of Resources To Property

In sect. [28] (pp. 16) of his Second Treatise of Government, Locke poses an engaging question, that is ; when exactly a common resource becomes someone’s private possession. He uses the example of apples on a tree in unclaimed property. If a man is strolling through some woods and chances upon an apple tree, what […]

The End Of An Era

Notice : The following piece is purely opinion and was written with the intention to articulate my thoughts on the Trump presidency. The 2020 presidential election undoubtedly generated an incredible amount of enthusiasm among Americans. Although some would contend that it is not yet over, the outcome, at present seems quite clear ; Joe Biden […]

What Does It Mean To Vote?

Underlying the argument for lowering the voting age to 16 is the preposterous notion that a person’s accumulated maturity, demographic, and existing political knowledge play almost no part in determining their suitability to vote. Along the lines of classical western thought, voting was frequently considered an obtained privilege bestowed strictly to the responsible and contributing […]