I am a software engineer and this is my place to vent about philosophy and politics, though I am neither a philosopher nor a political scientist. I am particularly interested in issues that affect the support system for all the inhabitants of our planet. However, though I recognize that ecological issues probably represent the best argument that can be made for central planning, I approach even this problem from a broadly leftish and libertarianish perspective.
How do we deal with negative externalities without giving the state more rights that it will abuse? Does wildlife have rights? If so, how does one protect their rights under the status quo system? What about in a stateless society? Does stopping global warming pass cost/benefit analysis? How do we address it without creating a new, global bureaucracy? These are the questions that interest me.
I invite anyone interested in this project who wants to guest-blog to contact me with your ideas.