Visions of Liberty

Visions of Liberty

Noted scholars and advocates of liberty offer inspiring visions of a more libertarian world.

Regardless of political commitments, we all want the world to be better. We want people everywhere to be healthier, happier, safer, and more prosperous than ever before. Political liberty—the freedom to live our lives as we want while affording others the right to do the same, free from the heavy hand of the state—is the best way to achieve that goal.  

Visions of Liberty is more than just an introduction to the broad scope of political liberty. It will leave you with a strong sense—a clear vision—of what the application of genuine libertarian policies looks like in practice. Our contributors take different approaches. Some look to the past, pointing out how things worked before government got involved. Others look forward, offering future histories that describe how things could play out if we make certain choices. But each of them shares the firm belief that when freed from the meddlesome and coercive hand of the state, people can do amazing things. Liberty unleashes our drive for ingenuity and sense of compassion. This radical vision of a world that might be is truly worth striving for.

Table of Contents:

Foreword, written by David Boaz

Introduction, written by Aaron Ross Powell & Paul Matzko 

  1. Poverty and Welfare, by Michael D. Tanner
  2. Education, by Neal P. McCluskey
  3. Health Care, by Michael F. Cannon
  4. The War on Drugs, by Trevor Burrus 
  5. The Funding of Science, by Terence Kealey
  6. Regulatory Science, by Patrick J. Michaels
  7. Criminal Justice, by Clark Neily 
  8. Intelligence and Surveillance, by Patrick G. Eddington
  9. Unshackling Our Freedom to Trade, by Daniel J. Ikenson
  10. Immigration, written by Alex Nowrasteh
  11. Foreign Policy and National Defense, by John Glaser
  12. Money and Banking, by George Selgin
  13. Cryptocurrencies, by Diego Zuluaga
  14. Digital Expression, by Will Duffield
  15. Technology, by Matthew Feeney
  16. A History of Libertarian Utopianism, by Anthony Comegna
  17. The Presidency, by Gene Healy
  18. The State in the Gaps, by Jason Kuznicki