Occupational Licensing Is a Scam

by David S. D’Amato on Sep 9, 2015

Government restrictions on who can enter an occupation don’t protect consumers, but rather licensees’ bottom lines.



Taxes, Taxpayers, and Public Money’s Moral Matrix

by Pamela J. Hobart on Sep 3, 2015

Refraining from discussing “taxpayers” and “my tax dollars” does nothing to resolve deep disputes that leave some public expenditures in serious moral question.


The Re-Feudalization of the Modern World

by Jason Kuznicki on Aug 28, 2015

When so much of what you own comes with extensive strings attached, do you really own your property, or are you merely a feudal tenant?



Adam Smith’s Ethics: Sympathy

by Paul Mueller on Aug 25, 2015

Adam Smith’s ethical system is centered around the human capacity to put ourselves in another’s place.


Ignorance of the Law in the Age of Technocracy

by Jason Kuznicki on Aug 17, 2015

When laws are based on the esoteric lore of specialized experts rather than custom and common sense, the rule of law becomes a Kafkaesque farce.


The Politics of Modernism

by David S. D’Amato on Aug 13, 2015

We can best understand modern America by looking at the ways fascism and socialism are kin.