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On the First Principles of Federalism

Pilon cites the gutting of the 10th Amendment and the Doctrine of Enumerated Powers in this statement before Congress on why the people no longer trust Washington.

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Restoring the Lost Constitution

Barnett traces a history of Supreme Court decisions that have eviscerated the individual rights he argues the Constitution was originally intended to protect.

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Bourgeois Virtues?

Attempting to reclaim the term “bourgeois” from its Marxist detractors, McCloskey examines the dual myths of the innate virtues and the innate evil of capitalism.

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Ayn Rand at 100

Doherty combines a short biography of the mother of Objectivism with an analysis of the intellectual impact of her published works.

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Rich is Beautiful

Affluence is not an evil to be belittled but it is a good that the West is fortunate to have attained, and that is increasingly benefiting the rest of the world.

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Capitalism and Human Nature

In an attempt to understand what makes capitalism tend to work better than communism, Wilkinson turns to evolutionary psychology.

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The Joys of Freedom

In response to the criticism that libertarians tend to be a somewhat pessimistic lot, Boaz explores the optimistic side of the growth of freedom.

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Are We Freer?

Boaz combats the pessimistic view that our freedom is declining, arguing that, in many ways, we are more free.

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The Return of Big Government

Boaz refutes the notion that it was libertarian laissez-faire policies that created the problems that have arisen in our society.

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Government, War, and Libertarianism

Logan criticizes libertarian hawks, not only for supporting anti-libertarian policies, but also for promoting strategies which actually encourage terrorists.

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The Era of Expert Failure

Diversified knowledge required in the modern economy requires relying on experts, but imbuing these experts with political authority has disastrous consequences.