I recently got an email from Rang, a student from Norway, with five questions about libertarianism that I thought were worth a response. They cover a broad range of subjects, so I’ll try (with limited success) to be brief. My answers are not intended be definitive of “the” libertarian position (lord knows, we disagree with [...]
Is religion on the decline? That’s what several recent polls seem to indicate. Today, a record 1 in 5 Americans say they do not belong to any religion; among those under 30, it’s more like 1 in 3. But Rodney Stark, co-director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, disagrees.
In an [...]
Is the United Kingdom more violent than the United States? After my last piece debunking some bad statistics on this question, I continue to be bombarded with tweets, emails, and Facebook messages reciting the same old argument: “Britain has a violent crime rate of 2,034 crimes per 100,000 people, while the US is rate only [...]
Margaret Doughty is a British atheist who has lived in the United States for over 30 years, but unless she joins a church, immigration officials told her, her application for citizenship will be denied. The reason? Doughty is a conscientious objector, which means she is morally oppose to all war, and the oath of [...]
Daniel Bier, the editor of this blog, brought to my attention a news story by Reuters regarding a report published on the active ingredient in Roundup® called glyphosate. The conclusions and the mode of publication immediately raised some skeptical red-flags. So I started reading the study, and all I can do is shake my head [...]
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