Trevor Burrus explains the meaning and origin of the common law, and differentiates that kind of law from rules that come about via regulation and legislation.
Alex Nowrasteh notes that historically, America has had open borders for many, many years and the sovereignty of its territory was never in question.
Friedrich Hayek discusses monetary policy, the gold standard, deficits, inflation, and John Maynard Keynes in this 1984 interview with James U. Blanchard III.
Patrick Michaels points out that governments are all too often the worst offenders in the room when it comes to pollution and environmental destruction.
Patrick Michaels says that free markets and wealth provide better incentives and means for human beings to care for the planet than any government policy.
Trevor Burrus discusses the purpose and scope of the Constitution, as well as the values that shaped it.
Trevor Burrus discusses the problem of complex regulatory legal systems and how this leads to unnecessary mass incarceration.
Ron Paul praises Reason Magazine’s influence in the liberty movement and discusses Washington’s need for new ideas.
David Boaz speaks about what it means to be a libertarian and shares what he considers to be the two greatest achievements of libertarianism.
David Boaz speaks about the current “libertarian moment” and what it means to be a libertarian at the 2015 International Students for Liberty Conference.
Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it’s growing stronger.
The Libertarian Mind is an updated edition of David Boaz’s classic book Libertarianism: A Primer. It will be available February 2015.
Ayn Rand answers questions about the difference between Objectivism and Nietzscheism from students at Columbia University.
In his recent work on the greening of our planet, Matt Ridley discovered something interesting.
Rand talks about radical student attitudes in the late 60s and in particular a Students for a Democratic Society rebellion in April 1968 at Columbia University.
Speaking in the late 60s, Ayn Rand compares the Soviet Union to “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” and stresses how dangerous their policy of expansion was.
Ayn Rand presents her views on international politics, current affairs, and human thought, and shares her take on Lyndon Johnson and Sen. Eugene Joseph McCarthy.
Ayn Rand answers a few questions about the popular perception of capitalism from students at Columbia University.