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.
Humans have always used technology to change nature, both the external environment and our own bodies.
Does an individualist psychology yield misanthropy, alienation, and manipulative behavior? Quite the opposite.
Classical elites and libertarians both agree that oligarchic rulers are corrupt. However, the two groups also have a fundamental disagreement.
Violence isn’t a proper response to losing an election, and using the law to coerce one’s political enemies isn’t a proper response to winning one.
Smith explains why Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise became one of the most scandalous books ever published.
Immanuel Kant said taxation was justified when it increased human autonomy by providing for people’s basic survival needs or for the protection of property rights.