Sam Harris’s book represents a dangerous mode of thinking echoing early Progressivism. Libertarians should be deeply concerned by Harris’s take on morality.
Madison discusses how a large, republican government can mitigate the effects of factions.
Paine explores the distinction between society and government and the impact the latter has on the former in this selection from Common Sense.
The Chinese economist and intellectual and social entrepreneur Mao Yushi explains the role that markets play in bringing about concord and cooperation.
Smith explores the significance of the division of labor using his example of the pin factory where specialization lets the employees increase their production.
Lane compares socialism to individualism and shows out the latter is the only path to upholding freedom.
Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments included this passage on two distinct ways of seeing the world: spontaneous order vs planned economy.
In this excerpt from The Rights of Man, here Thomas Paine argues that the order naturally observed in human society is not the result of government.
Hume argues that rules of justice do not spring fully-formed from rational calculation but emerge from the uncoordinated actions of individuals.
Kant discusses his theory of the state, concluding, â€śWhatever a people cannot impose upon itself cannot be imposed upon it by the legislator either.â€ť
Adam Smith explores the benefits of Free Trade.
Boaz outlines his libertarian view of rights and morality.
Pilon discusses the erosion of property rights by the Supreme Court.
Hayek discusses his book, â€śThe Fatal Conceit,â€ť the development of money, and Margaret Thatcher.
Boaz addresses the question of whether libertarianism must rest on the Objectivist philosophical system.
Hunter and lastowka discuss the impact technological decentralization should have on the future of copyrights.
Affirmative action cannot solve the American dilemma of racial inequality.
Blanks argues that there is no good libertarian reason to support the South’s secession prior to the Civil War.
Ilya Somin argues that the ignorance of the electorate should lead us to make arguments for limited government.
Lester introduces the Popperian theory of â€ścritical rationalism,â€ť which holds that all knowledge is ultimately only fallible theory.
How happy are Americans? Wilkinson examines and critiques the field of happiness research.