“We shall…find the origin-idea of the singleness of man, individualism, asserting itself, and cropping forth, even from the opposite ideas.”
Some argue occupational licensing fixes an information inequality between producers and consumers. It actually unfairly privileges incumbent firms.
“America, and with some definite instinct why and for what she has arisen…is, now and here, with wonderful step, journeying through Time.”
John Papola joins us to talk about the conception and production of Libertarianism.org’s newest video series, Freedom on Trial.
In this episode, Caleb O. Brown reads part one of Lysander Spooner’s No Treason, in which Spooner attacks the so-called ‘social contract.’
“A single new thought…fit for the time, put in shape by some great literatus…[may cause change] greater than the longest and bloodiest war.”
“Numa met the goddess Egeria from time to time in a cave; and by her was instructed in the institutions he should give to the Romans.”
George H. Smith discusses the role of modern intellectuals in government.
Literature of Liberty’s attempt to produce a full bibliography of works by, about, and relevant to Friedrich Hayek.
“In recalling [classical liberalism] from what had sometimes seemed an irrecoverable oblivion, Hayek’s work is a hopeful augury for an uncertain future.”
Literature of Liberty readers, writers, and reviewers engage in a roundtable discussion of spontaneous order.
“Hayek…weave[d] together the legal, historical, political, and economic dimensions of the freedoms implied in a spontaneous-order social science methodology.”
“The new despotism [will] rely on isolation, equality…private production and consumption[,] the eclipse of public life, and the loss of a meaningful future.”
“Economic evidence does not support any sudden change in the means of production and exchange in eighteenth-century France.”
“Beard believed that in attempting to disperse power, the framers also destroyed authority.”
Smith discusses the claim that some beliefs are immoral and the role of credibility in choosing our beliefs.