Tag Archives: idle theory

The Futility of Public Health

I’m wondering when the satanic forces of Public Health will launch a ferocious attack on Christmas. It is, after all, a time of year when people indolently eat and drink (and smoke) for the duration of something like an entire … Continue reading

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Nomads and Settlers

Immigration – or migration – has become a problem in Europe and America in recent years, as millions of people have begun migrating from Africa and the Middle East to Europe, and from South America to North America. And so … Continue reading

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Tobacco Control Has Nothing To Do With Health

Taking Liberties has a picture showing the latest Tobacco Control “plain packaging” scheme: I’m not in the least bit surprised. I was considering exactly this possibility a year or two ago: you deface not just the product packaging, but also … Continue reading

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The Moral High Ground of Tobacco Control

One day in about 1963, somewhere in Brazil, as my father’s green DKW reached the top of a hill, we saw stretched out below us an industrial park, filled with tanks and vats and steaming chimneys, and not a tree … Continue reading

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Progress, Private Property, and the Nation State

A rather garbled essay I read yesterday – Liberalism doesn’t respect a nation’s sovereignty – set me thinking about property ownership and nation states and progress. Sample statements from the essay: A nation’s sovereignty means that the residents in a land … Continue reading

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Because It’s Hard

I was thinking this morning about something John F Kennedy said in his inaugural speech: “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they … Continue reading

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Inverted Healthist Values

I was toying yesterday with the idea that the antis and the healthists had an inverted value system to mine. My value system is pretty much the one that’s inherent in Idle Theory: You arrange your life to do as … Continue reading

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