Sex, Butts & Orgasms: A Response to Julie Borowski

Libertarian vlogger Julie Borowski, aka Token Libertarian Girl, recently posted a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nASPjBVQkQk&feature=share&list=UUzIjg5…) where she gave her opinion on why there aren’t more libertarian women. In doing so, she definitely helped answer the question, but probably not in the way she intended. In this video I address some of my problems with her approach and … [Read more…]

AnCap girl elsewhere: Have You Heard About The Coming Executive Order on Cybersecurity?

Just got my first article in at Doublethink magazine!: Have You Heard About The Coming Executive Order on Cybersecurity? With Congress unable to pass legislation setting cybersecurity standards, drafts of an Obama cyber security executive order are circulating. This possibility has important implications for the future of American privacy, technology and infrastructure. According to reporting on drafts … [Read more…]

New Net Neutrality legislation: Another unnecessary attempt to regulate the internet

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has introduced one more unnecessary, vaguely written piece of Net Neutrality legislation. The bill prohibits internet service providers from allowing selected websites to circumvent their data caps. The only available recent example of an ISP actually showing data favoritism is Comcast letting its Xbox video streaming app circumvent its data cap. But Comcast … [Read more…]

Marco Rubio strikes a blow to UN World Conference on International Telecommunications Union with S.Con.Res. 50

Today the House votes on Marco Rubio’s strike back against the World Conference on International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and its stated purpose to find new ways to further regulate the internet. His bill, S.Con.Res. 50, aims to “preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived.” It’s basically a bill to prevent further bills. … [Read more…]

Suzanne Venker’s economic wishful thinking

New York magazine interviewed Suzanne Venker, author of the recently published “The War on Men.” The editorial has Venker claiming that today’s men are unmarriageable disappointments, and they are that way because today’s women are angry, competitive pseudo-men. Her evidence is flimsy, her assertions nonsequitors, and, most irritating of all, she pretends blaming men’s failure to be … [Read more…]

The Atlantic to women: Withhold sex to get a man who doesn’t want to take you out to take you out

The Atlantic’s got another piece on “the hookup culture” and its effects on women: A Plan to Reboot Dating. The piece consists of unsubstantiated sexist claims of the hookup culture harming women broadly and a recommendation that women withhold sex — Lysistrata-style — until men take them out on dates. The world as Emily Esfahani Smith sees … [Read more…]