Prof. Stephen Davies shows the historical thought processes behind banning drugs.
Everyone wants the items they buy to be safe to use or consume. How should we test these items? How much testing is enough? How much is too much?
Why do we consume so much high fructose corn syrup? Why does America suffer from an obesity epidemic? And why are fruits and vegetables so expensive?
This talk by George H. Smith on property rights is the third in a series on the history of libertarian ideas.
Professor Deirdre McCloskey complicates the understanding of free speech by associating this freedom with the ancient Greek word for persuasion: rhetoric.
What would happen if we didn’t have a central bank?
Prof. Adam Martin explains how the drug war has altered incentives for both drug buyers and sellers, leading them to favor higher potency drugs.
The number of people living in abject poverty—defined as living on less than $1.25 per day—has been halved since 1990. How did that happen?
Relying on government to fix our economic woes instead of allowing individuals to make decisions for themselves means putting all of our eggs in one basket.
This talk, “Liberty of Conscience,” is the second in a series by George H. Smith on the history of libertarian ideas.
Given that the war on drugs isn’t working, shouldn’t we allocate those resources to provide for investigations for all violent crimes instead?
This is the first of a series of talks by George H. Smith on the history of libertarian ideas.
What can surfing teach you about ownership?
You own yourself, and as your owner, you have a right to decide which activities to participate in and which to avoid.
Ticket scalpers and other middle men—people who connect sellers with buyers and profit by doing so—help make our markets more efficient.
Prof. Bruce Yandle demonstrates how environmental regulations fit into his bootlegger-Baptist theory.
Which is better for impoverished migrant workers, fair trade coffee or premium coffee?
Society runs more smoothly when we specialize in certain things and then trade for others’ services. Trade creates wealth.