Economic liberty is neither separable from, nor inferior to, other freedoms.
An overview of the life, work, and influence of Henry George, who famously argued that the only justifiable tax was a property tax on land.
The Coercive Acts—the British response to the Boston Tea Party—was the true catalyst that led to the American Revolution.
Pamela Stubbart theorizes that a no-holds-barred libertarian political order would benefit everyone, not only those born with exceptional self-control.
Adam Gurri explores the conflicts generated by three different ways of looking at the concept of liberty.
Bill Glod joins us on this week’s episode of Free Thoughts for a discussion on so-called libertarian paternalism.
Editorials by Leonard P. Liggio in Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought (1978-1982)
Online Library of Liberty
A collection of editorials written by Liggio for the 20 volumes of the journal Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought.
Download Leonard Liggio’s dissertation on Charles Dunoyer.
Smith begins his exploration of self-interest and social order by explaining Shaftesbury’s theory of social psychology.
Libertarians should support open borders, with possible exceptions for the exclusion of convicted criminals and people carrying disease.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party stiffened American resolve for revolution. George Smith tells the story of that event.
Russ Roberts joins us on this week’s episode of Free Thoughts to talk about his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life.
Smith explores Emile Durkheim’s major objections to Herbert Spencer’s theory of a free society based on voluntary contracts.
Babcock examines how Hayekian insights can guide feminist reform efforts.
The story of the American Revolution’s prelude continues with the emergence of Committees of Correspondence among the colonists.
Tim Lynch joins Trevor Burrus this week for a discussion on the role of criminal law in America.
Blanks says that disregard for civil rights and police abuse continue to undermine the social fabric in black communities, despite hard-won formal legal equality.
Implementing policies like those proposed by Thomas Piketty would undermine the government’s legitimacy, which depends on the limits to its powers.
Babcock examines a concrete case of the conflict between Hayek and rationalism: feminism.
George H. Smith continues his look at the events leading up to the American Revolution by telling the story of the Boston Massacre.
David Kopel joins us this week for a discussion on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: the right to keep and bear arms.
What’s the libertarian lesson of the “ice bucket challenge?” Trust people to direct their charitable donations, even though they might make poor decisions.
Smith explores some features of social holism, as explained and defended by Emile Durkheim.
Hayek’s insights are important for building a sucessful rationalist ethics.
George H. Smith uses some of the crucial events that led to the American Revolution as background to explain the theory of resistance and revolution that emerged.
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