Smith explains some of the libertarian ideas of Jean Meslier, the notorious atheist-priest.
Long begins a series about the legacy left to libertarianism by ancient Greece with a discussion of Achilles and the Homeric attitude toward war and glory.
Smith criticizes some features of Spinoza’s political theory, especially his theory of rights.
Dale reviews Chris Berg’s Liberty, Equality & Democracy and discusses how some people think they should rule over others “for their own good.”
Kant’s ethics relates moral standing to the capacity for reason. But how much sense does that connection make?
Smith explains the fundamentals of Spinoza’s theory of rights and government.
The market facilitates cooperation without regard to our political disagreements.
The partisans of “reasonable” technocracy often hide their desire to dominate others behind a disdain for “ideology” and “politics.”
Smith continues his discussion of Spinoza by explaining how he defended freedom of religion and speech.
Politics doesn’t just make the world around us worse. It makes us worse, as well.
Automated decisions, Coase’s theory of the firm, and how it all applies to companies like Uber.
Presley begins a series of posts describing a “psychology of freedom” and explaining its relevance to libertarianism more broadly.
Smith explains how government is responsible for many of the current controversies over religious freedom.
The dividing line between the champions of the night-watchman state and those of the stateless society is not as hard and fast as might have been supposed.
An emphasis on decentralization unites radicals on left and right in American politics, while moderates support central power.
Civilization—mankind’s escape from the crushing poverty of the state of nature—depends on economic freedom and the institutions that support it.
Henry Meulen was an individualist anarchist and an early proponent of free banking.
We want to describe a society not only where nobody’s rights are violated, but where everyone – even the least of those among us – is living well.