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Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.7

What questions does the free-market view face?

Here are the normal objections:

•    What will happen to the kids who can’t afford school?
•    What about all the poor and aged? How will they survive?
•    Isn’t your version of a society rather harsh to the needy? How can we let them suffer?

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.5

How does a government reduce force in human life? There are two main ways: a legal system (the legislature and the law courts), and a defense system (the police and the military).

A proper government has only these two functions: to define what constitutes the initiation of force, and to stop those who initiate it, be they criminals or invaders.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.6

If the government’s only role is to define force and to stop it, then what about everything else the government does right now?

In this series I’m explaining my view of a just government.
To read from the beginning click here.

Speaking Out Like John Galt

One of the best lines in literature is “This is John Galt Speaking.”

The moment comes at the climax of Atlas Shrugged. Read it.

What follows is my own John Galt moment. If I had a stage, this is what I would say. As John Galt did, I would tell you who I am and what I stand for.

Just as with Galt, the ultimate point is not to know who I am. It’s to find out who you are.

How to Give a Perfect Answer

How do you give a perfect answer?

The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;
The heart of the wicked is of little worth.
-Proverbs 10:20

How do you communicate wisely? Especially when writing online in a blog or on social media?

The perfect answer is not some “end-all” retort.

The perfect answer is the mature answer.

So our basic question is: “How can we be more mature when we communicate online?”

If you’ve ever discussed important ideas on a social media or a blog, you’ll know why this is important and why it is difficult.