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…

Why People Can Be Conservatives

In my youth I was a libertarian. While it embarrasses me to admit it, the experience allows me to relate to conservatives’ thinking and to understand their motivations. Almost all conservative positions are grounded in the belief that government is out to get them, to restrict their freedoms, to steal their money, and to program…