Originally published over several months in 1992, Raico’s brief history of classical liberalism was written in memory of Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Ayn Rand answers questions about the difference between Objectivism and Nietzscheism from students at Columbia University.
What does libertarianism have to offer Christianity? Are there Christian beliefs that would strengthen libertarianism’s philosophical foundation?
In this short newspaper opinion piece, Miron argues that the consistency of libertarianism sets it apart from other ways of thinking about politics.
Smith discusses Paineâ€™s welfare proposals in Rights of Man and Agrarian Justice.
Erasmus, a great Renaissance scholar, was a champion of peace and religious toleration.
Megan McArdle says that recognizing failureâ€”and in some cases embracing itâ€”is a crucial part of what makes American culture, markets, and society successful.
Smith explains Paineâ€™s views on paper money, price controls, self-interest, and exploitative governments.
This inventive and ambitious—though occasionally flawed—book demonstrates that developing the moral defense of markets is a worthwhile endeavor.
Cohen’s moral defense of socialism seriously underestimates the information problems plaguing an economy without prices.
In his recent work on the greening of our planet, Matt Ridley discovered something interesting.
What happens when laws create more injustice than they fix? Is America â€śoverlawyeredâ€ť?
The ideal of individual freedom is more than a will-oâ€™-the-wisp. It was widely appreciated in the past and so may become widely appreciated in the future.
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.
Why are people so angry at â€śWall Streetâ€ť all the time? What exactly is Wall Street, anyway?
It is not enough to be passively â€śnot racist.â€ť We must be actively anti-racism.
Is there anything to the argument that â€śsocialism would work if we were just better peopleâ€ť and had perfect information?
Smith explains some of Paineâ€™s ideas about the nature of a republic and the benefits of a representative form of government.
The idea of universal empathy may sound nice. But, Kuznicki argues, upon closer examination, it’s actually rather troubling.
Sumner says there’s a time to talk about the reasons people get into trouble, and a time to help them.
The problems of knowledge, interest, and power always emerge when people live in a society with each other. How can we best resolve these problems?
Smith explains Burkeâ€™s argument against majority rule and a constitution based on the consent of the governed.
Kuznicki offers an objection to G. A. Cohen’s famous argument for the morality of socialism.
Who loses when regulations have unexpected consequences: the companies or the consumers the regulations are meant to protect?
Smith explains Paineâ€™s constitutional theory and why he believed that Britain had no constitution.
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