A debate with libertarians

One of the most inspirational political thinkers and someone who positively commented on my economic theory[1], Foster Gamble (categorized as int8), has recently claimed on his blog that Stefan Molyneux (categ. mat8), a well-known libertarian and YouTube celebrity, is “arguably history’s most advanced philosopher.” Gamble, himself an avowed libertarian and anarchist, has been inspired greatly by Molyneux, but Gamble’s beginning was not in imitation of Molyneux’s views like it is today. In 2012, he produced the documentary movie THRIVE (see below) and started his movement based on the philosophy and premises discussed in it. Continue reading

Transmaterialism: Can’t materialists be more creative?

I have criticized Kant enough already and now on to idealists. Sit comfortably and listen to this story. Plato built the first foundation. He constructed a tropical garden on his idealist island. Aristotle quickly built the second foundation on top of Plato’s. He cultivated the garden and protected the original foundation from violent weather by building stone walls around it (read: plugged and concreted the holes in Plato’s idealism). Then we have about two millennia of peaceful sleep on this island, isolated and unconscious in absolute monarchical regimes that kept it going, eschewing progress and keeping up routine maintenance. Continue reading