"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams

Welcome to Patriot's Lament. We strive here to educate ourselves on Liberty. We will not worry ourselves so much with the daily antics of American politics, and drown ourselves in the murky waters of the political right or left.
Instead, we will look to the Intellectuals and Champions of Liberty, and draw on their wisdom of what it is to be a truly free people. We will learn from where our Providential Liberties are derived, and put the proper perspective of a Free Individual and the State.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jordan Peterson, Hans Hoppe, Sacrifice, and Time Preference

Last Saturday we discussed the overlap between the archetypal significance of the Cain and Abel story (expanded on by Jordan Peterson) and the economic significance of Time Preference (from Hans Hoppe). It was fun to use these two different perspectives to create a "3-dimensional" view of society and civilization.

Libertarians often create 2-dimensional (flat) caricatures of society, then get lost in their own logic (they fall in love with their own ideas). These caricatures so removed from actual experience that they discredit the idea of  liberty. Hybridizing rationality with the rich meaning that Peterson is re-introducing to western thought makes for a stronger footing - one that works in practice (it can be lived) and in theory (it makes sense).

For more reading, check out our 3 part blog series on the same topic:
Part 1 - That which you value most
Part 2 - A bargain with the future
Part 3 - God's blessing

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