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What Can Adam Smith Teach Us About Tax Policy?

by Scott Drenkard on May 28, 2015

Smith constructed four maxims of taxation for public funding. We use them to evaluate our current tax system, which “notably deviate[s] from these principles.”


The Meaning of “Liberalism”

by Edwin van de Haar on Apr 22, 2015

Drawing on the work of Michael Freeden, Edwin van de Haar argues that supporters of liberty only really require three labels.


You Don’t Own Me

by Timothy Sandefur on Mar 19, 2015

Sandefur explores how the idea of self-ownership has been expressed in American popular culture and intellectual discourse.


Liggio on Dunoyer

by Leonard P. Liggio on Oct 17, 2014

Download Leonard Liggio’s dissertation on Charles Dunoyer.


No Man May Keep Me from My Opinions

by John Stuart Mill in 1859

In this excerpt fromOn Liberty, J. S. Mill argues that the right of an individual to her own opinion isn’t only good for her, but for the rest of society, too.


Wherefore We Should Love One Another

by William Graham Sumner in 1883

Sumner says there’s a time to talk about the reasons people get into trouble, and a time to help them.