What would a free market in health care look like? Would it look anything like the system we have now?
Smith discusses the role of modern intellectuals in government.
A look at†Isabel Paterson’s The God of the Machine, one of the three books that launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A look at Ayn Rand’s†The Fountainhead, one of the three books that launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A look at Rose Wilder Lane‚Äôs†The Discovery of Freedom, one of the three books that launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A short biography of Ayn Rand, one of three women who launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A short biography of Isabel Paterson, one of three women who launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A short biography of Rose Wilder Lane, one of three women who launched the modern American libertarian movement.
What happens in a democracy when voters are too ignorant to vote well about the things they vote about? How can we best counter this political ignorance?
Smith explores F. A. Hayek’s views on intellectuals, whom Hayek called†professional secondhand dealers in ideas.
Which is the Constitution’s primary value: preserving liberty or promoting democracy?
A far-ranging discussion of the meanings of key terms in libertarianism, kinds of ideologues, and crucial elements needed for an understanding of individual freedom.
Don Lavoie uses the economy of the Soviet Union as an example of the failure of Marxian-style communism.
Edmund Burke describes how the new rulers of France ‚Äúdespise experience as the wisdom of unlettered men.‚ÄĚ From Reflections on the Revolution in France.
Is the growing movement of political do-it-yourselfers a cause for optimism among libertarians?
The birth of the modern American libertarian movement can arguably be traced to the work of three women.
Are consequentialism and rights-based justifications for libertarianism necessarily at odds with each other?
Smith begins his discussion of the need for an interdisciplinary approach to liberty by noting some hazards of academic specialization.
In this short excerpt from Economic Sophisms, Batiat demonstrates the absurdity of supposed economic benefits from inefficiency.
Common Sense: On the Origin and Design of Government in General, with Concise Remarks on the English Constitution
Thomas Paine critiques and expounds upon ideas of government. Claiming it is but a ‚Äúnecessary evil‚ÄĚ and distinguishing it from society at large.
Laura Huggins shows how property rights can be used to protect endangered species by telling the story of Hank Fischer and the gray wolf.
What is the value of free will and the ability to make your own choices?
Professor Daniel C. Russell explains the relationship between the ownership of private property and poverty.
Prof. Stephen Davies shows the historical thought processes behind banning drugs.
Everyone wants the items they buy to be safe to use or consume. How should we test these items? How much testing is enough? How much is too much?
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