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Social Laws, Part 4

Smith explains Herbert Spencer’s views of the scientific status of sociology, the nature of social laws, and the practical value of social science.

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Was Thomas Jefferson a Plagiarist?

Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he draw directly from contemporary works, as well?

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Social Laws, Part 2

Smith explains how the methodological monism of modern positivism differs from classical empiricism.

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A case for the libertarian

Washington Times

In this short newspaper opinion piece, Miron argues that the consistency of libertarianism sets it apart from other ways of thinking about politics.