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The Radical Abolitionists

by David S. D’Amato on Dec 2, 2013

The radical libertarian abolitionists thought it was senseless to attack slavery while defending the institutions that upheld it.

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“First, Do No Harm”

by Aaron Ross Powell on Nov 8, 2013

Libertarians get told we complain about government but never offer solutions. That’s not true—especially because limiting government often is the solution.

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What are the Human Sciences?

by George H. Smith on Nov 5, 2013

Defending freedom requires an interdisciplinary approach, so in this column George H. Smith turns to the “human sciences”—and also to a definition of science itself.

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On Libertarian Socialism

by David S. D’Amato on Oct 23, 2013

D’Amato explores the history of individualist anarchism and “voluntary socialism.”

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What Politics Is

by Aaron Ross Powell on Oct 3, 2013

Politics is what you get when you add violence to discourse.

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The Inhumanity of Politics

by Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 26, 2013

Politics encourages us to dehumanize our opponents and, as a result, we dehumanize ourselves.

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Karl Polanyi’s Great Error

by Alex Nowrasteh on Sep 23, 2013

Arguments about the role of markets in history need to move past Karl Polanyi.

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Making the World Better

by Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 18, 2013

Powell critiques an attack on libertarianism that charges libertarians with wanting to destroy society in order to live in a world without cooperation.

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Karl Polanyi’s Battle with Economic History

by Alex Nowrasteh on Sep 12, 2013

Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation provides a foundation for much anti-market rhetoric. The problem is, the book’s claims don’t hold up.

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Picking up Demos’s Gauntlet

by Trevor Burrus on Sep 11, 2013

Trevor Burrus offers some advice to those who want to argue against libertarianism.

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“I Have a Dream,” 50 Years Later

by Jonathan Blanks on Aug 28, 2013

Jonathan Blanks examines the complaints in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech on its 50th anniversary.