Boaz defends libertarians against the charge of being “anti-government.”
Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
A glance at some economic regulations from the past.
The Coercive Acts led Americans to blame the king for the conspiracy to strip them of their rights and liberties.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party and the revolution-sparking Coercive Acts.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party stiffened American resolve for revolution. In this essay, George Smith tells the story of that event.
The story of the American Revolution’s prelude continues with the emergence of Committees of Correspondence among the colonists.
Smith continues his look at the events leading up to the American Revolution by telling the story of the Boston Massacre.
Smith uses some of the crucial events that led to the American Revolution as background to explain the theory of resistance and revolution that emerged
Smith turns his attention to events after the Boston riots. As violence spread throughout the colonies, America moved ever closer to revolution.
Smith recounts the violent reaction to the Stamp Act, a tax on paper goods levied against the American colonies in 1765.
Smith explores America’s proud history of smuggling in the colonies—and the disastrous attempts by the British to put an end to it.
In this part of his series about the Declaration of Independence, George H. Smith turns to two instances of curious wording: the use of “self-evident” and the lack of “property” in Jefferson’s list of inalienable rights.
Smith continues his series on the Declaration of Independence by looking to the intellectual history behind its famous reference to unalienable rights.
Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he draw directly from contemporary works, as well?
Smith begins a series of essays on the Declaration of Independence by examining colonial reaction to its list of grievances.
Caplan debunks the widely accepted myth of the rational voter, arguing instead that voters are rationally irrational and vote economically.
Nephrologist Dr. Benjamin E. Hippen critically examines the legal market for kidneys in Iran.
Smith distinguishes “tolerating” religious difference from recognizing a genuine right to religious freedom.
Stephen Moore and Julian L. Simon detail the myriad ways in which Americans were better off at the end of the 20th century than at the end of the 19th century.
Hoskins and O’Driscoll explore the role of property rights in economic development
Mabry and Sharplin argue that technology improves the standard of living, and that it is rent-seeking that causes the true problem.
Michael Weiss and Cathy Young critique radical feminist jurisprudence, arguing the latter constitutes neo-paternalism and a dire threat to individual liberty.
In this criticism of Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine”, Johan Norberg identifies common misconceptions about the nature of Milton Friedman’s libertarianism.