Distinguishing two kinds of government arbitrariness, each illustrated by a parable.
Paterson’s prose is a joy to read, and her insights into human freedom have enduring relevance, writes Presley.
Smith explores Rand’s contention that America was sliding down a slippery slope to fascism.
D’Amato traces the ideological and historical roots of Italian fascism.
Zwolinski discusses what makes Lysander Spooner his favorite libertarian.
Adam Smith said taxation should be imposed in proportion to the benefits a taxpayer receives from the state and should be predictable, convenient, and efficient.
Euripides’s plays evince a concern for women and other disenfranchised groups in ancient Greek society.
Tolstoy’s radical Christianity led him to a pacifistic, anarchistic political philosophy that rejected the state as incompatible with Christ’s teachings.
Libertarianism frequently exalts the individual, but markets operate by orchestrating collective efforts to realize gains only possible through cooperation.
Adam Smith was concerned with the negative effects of occupational licensing, especially on the poor.
Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.
The plays of Euripides condemned war on grounds libertarians should find appealing.
Adam Smith claimed humans have an inborn desire to “truck, barter, and exchange one thing for another.” That’s not true.
Smith explains an important controversy about when the Two Treatises was written, and the possible influence of the Levellers on Locke.
Long discusses the treatment of punishment and criminal justice in Aeschylus’s Eumenides.
Drawing on her memories of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, Presley calls for a renewed commitment to free speech on college campuses.
Adam Smith experienced higher education as both a student and a teacher. He thought it was important that teachers be held monetarily accountable to students.
Current attacks on free speech reveal progressivism as a uniquely American iteration of fascism that shares many of its historical and ideological roots.