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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.


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.


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.


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.


“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.


How Not to Argue Against Libertarianism

by Aaron Ross Powell on Aug 15, 2013

Cogently attacking libertarianism means, at the very least, wrestling with what libertarians actually believe.


State Thugs and the Purpose of Government

by Aaron Ross Powell on Aug 9, 2013

Big government makes it easy to forget what government’s for—and that allows state agents to get away with truly awful acts.


No Man Is an Island (Not Even Libertarians)

by Aaron Ross Powell on Jul 18, 2013

Libertarians reject an expansive state. But this doesn’t mean they reject social bonds or the benefits of working with others to achieve common goals.


Rand Paul, the Confederacy, and Liberty

by Jason Kuznicki on Jul 9, 2013

Jason Kuznicki argues that “anyone who cares about human liberty—to whatever degree—ought to despise the Confederacy.”


Why the Government is So Often Vicious and Foolish

by Aaron Ross Powell on Jun 6, 2013

Government’s very nature attracts the vicious, corrupts the virtuous, and encourages foolish decisions—so we should limit its power as much as possible.