Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it’s growing stronger. Two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the costly drug war, the campaigns of Ron Paul and Rand Paul, the growth of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations about NSA abuses have pushed millions more Americans in a libertarian direction.
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Matt Ridley says that likely scenarios in which humans contribute more to climate change (according to the IPCC) are the same ones in which incomes grow more slowly.
In this video from a 2001 Cercle Bastiat meeting, Boudreaux speaks about the nature of government. He says that even in the face of public choice-type of environment that is constantly pushing the state to grow, ideas do matter and can constrain what the state can do.
Don Lavoie was an adjunct scholar at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and an economic scholar at the Cato Institute.
Ralph Raico is a specialist in European classical liberalism and Austrian Economics. He learned economics under Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, and Friedrich Hayek, and is professor emeritus of history at Buffalo State College. Raico was also the founder of the New Individualist Review.