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Adam Smith on Public Policy: Education

Adam Smith thought that everyone should receive an education, and that funding should be set up to comport with justice and to incentivize a high quality product.

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Against the Doomsayers

People have been predicting calamities for countless generations, but the sky stubbornly refuses to fall. Reject the politics of doom.

 

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Adam Smith’s Ethics: Happiness

While Smith thought the state should be restricted to questions of commutative justice, he didn’t think other aspects of ethics were merely matters of taste.

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Who is the Consumer?

Some people express disdain for “consumers” and “consumption,” but being a consumer is really just going about the business of living.

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Against “Grab World”

Is there a contradiction in forbidding aggression against persons and permitting people to defend their property with physical force? Not so, argues D’Amato.

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Property is Not a Second-Class Right

For libertarians, property rights are deeply linked with our rights to bodily integrity, but for leftists, property rights aren’t seen as particularly important.

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The Right to Rule

We reject the idea that some people are born superior to others, with a right to rule them. What, then, if anything, justifies a state’s power over its citizens?