I have a degree in theoretical mathematics; bad logic to me is like nails scraping on a blackboard.  To convince me on a point in politics–or any point for that matter, the logic of the argument must be sound.  Unfortunately, logical fallacies, instead of pure logic, dominate today’s political discourse.

Also unfortunately, this holds true for the writings of many popular libertarian pundits.

While I would like to see libertarianism take over the world, I would like to see that new world built upon logic instead of false rhetoric similar to that which built our current mess.

There’s a decent description of the fallacies here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logical_fallacies

And a decent list of them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies

Please do not comment on any of my blog entries unless you can make a valid logical argument.

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