Today’s Liberalism vs Classical Liberalism

Jeremy Bentham, the father of utilitarianism.   Is there a difference between liberal philosophy today and liberal philosophy historically? Actually, no. There is not. Drawing historical parallels, I frequently discuss the fact that conservatives have never been right about anything. Conservatives opposed American Independence, they supported slavery, they opposed women’s suffrage, child labor laws, workplace…

Animal Rights Is A Leftist Movement

The great animal protection organizations (like the Human Society of the United States) are indispensable to animals. But they are not the Animal Rights movement. They raise awareness, recruit activists, alleviate suffering, cobble together improvements in laws, and generate money from the general public. Their roles are not to wage political warfare for animals. They…

Do You Have A Better Idea?

I ask because I have yet to hear one. We are losing the fight for animals. People are having children faster than we are recruiting vegans, dogs and cats are breeding, and being bred, faster than we can rescue and home them. We may stop the Japanese from whaling, close the odd zoo, free an…