fbpx

182. What Divides Libertarians – My Conversation with Sean Boston

What divides libertarians is often just degrees of liberty that should be allowed and tactics of how to achieve those ends. Mainly, libertarians argue over how to vote, or even if they should. Also, they argue over the minutiae of many minor disagreements, instead of finding where they have common ground. Instead, they should focus on how to move forward on what they agree on. So, I’m revisiting my conversation with Sean Boston to discuss some of the problems I see. And, you can find out more about Sean here.

Enter your email here for updates on the Conversation of Our Generation!

“We don’t always win when we are united, but we always lose when we are divided.”

Andrew Scheer

The Serious Problems with Voting

With all the problems going on in the election, we could’ve seen these issues if we weren’t willfully blind. Instead, we chose to ignore the issues we had with our system. So, now we have to move forward and offer real solutions to the problems we say.

Problems with Charging Abusive Cops With Murder

I’m not one to defend cops who abuse their power or use excessive force. In fact, I’m quite the opposite. But that said, I do think it’s overzealous and unwise to overcharge these cops. Instead of trying to return cruelty with vengeance, I think we should seek justice as it is in the law that time. Then, we can try to fix what we find unjust about the laws as they’re written when we can.

How to Vote is a Huge Part of What Divides Libertarians

This is a common tactical question for libertarians of many stripes. And, I think it’s a good question to ask? What is best? Should we stay out of the voting system? Should we infiltrate the other parties? Or, should we create our own and go that way? We have to answer these questions, and, stick to that plan.

212. Antitrust and Big Tech | Why Conservatives Should Tread Carefully Conversation of Our Generation

I had the chance to sit down and speak with Ashley Baker, an expert in antitrust. We discussed antitrust and big tech, and how conservatives should fight back against tech. Ashley is the Policy Director for the Committee for Justice, Expert at the Regulatory Transparency Project, and works with the Alliance on Antitrust. So, she knows what she's talking about, and it shows. Dive into the conversation below to learn more about these issues and what Ashley recommends. What is Antitrust? Antitrust is basically a set of legal principles, laws, and precedents that inform us on how to handle anti-competition behaviors of companies. Big businesses may work with other organizations to undermine competition in the economic landscape, which is what antitrust seeks to prevent. Since businesses are built to beat their competition, they can hinder their competition's ability to succeed. However, they cannot work to destroy competition itself. And, that is where antitrust comes into play. There are many examples of antitrust violations we can point to, but the basics of antitrust is that we want to promote a competitive environment. Antitrust Laws and How They Relate to Big Tech You may be familiar with antitrust laws like the Federal Trade Commission Act, which gave us the FTC, or the Sherman Act. But, antitrust law is much more than a couple acts passed by Congress. In fact, much of what governs antitrust policy is precedent, and that's where conservatives have to be careful. If we are to regulate big tech companies through antitrust policy, we need to beware of how it'll effect other aspects of law. That's why I am so grateful to Ashley for coming on to discuss the antitrust efforts and big tech. She shows how antitrust cases inform our laws, and how we might apply that to Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon. Antitrust and Big Tech We must do something about big tech need, but what? First we must understand a few things. Are big tech companies monopolies? Does big tech violate antitrust law in the United States? What can we do to regulate big tech? We'll find the answers to each of these questions in the particulars. There's no simple answer. Rather, the devil is in the details. How Conservatives Should Fight Back Against Big Tech Our politics leans towards slogans and partisanship, rather than real solutions. The answer to this problem won't fit neatly in a 10-point plan or some ideology. Instead, we have to grapple with the principles at play and the particulars of the situation. Through prudence, we can find a solution. Check out this episode: Antitrust and Big Tech | Why Conservatives Should Tread Carefully Subscribe to the Conversation of Our Generationersation of Our Generation Podcast here Check out the YouTube video here — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
  1. 212. Antitrust and Big Tech | Why Conservatives Should Tread Carefully
  2. 211. Elitism and Prideful Disdain | A Nasty Story by Fyordor Dostoevsky
  3. 210. Political Action and the Call to "Do Something"
  4. 209. Breaking the Rules of Philosophy
  5. 208. Failures of Modernity and Rationality
Find out what divides libertarians here.

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: