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The Pope’s Cartoon Libertarians

by David S. D’Amato on May 10, 2017

Pope Francis has thoughtlessly rehashed the old lie that libertarianism is an anti-social philosophy.

 

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Occupational Licensing and Inequality

by David S. D’Amato on Oct 24, 2016

Some argue occupational licensing fixes an information inequality between producers and consumers. It actually unfairly privileges incumbent firms.

 

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Adam Smith, Class Warrior: The Left-Right Spectrum

by David S. D’Amato on Sep 20, 2016

D’Amato argues that Adam Smith’s role as a critic of incumbent mercantilist interests has been wrongly obscured by those who see him as aligned with the right.

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The Birth of the State

by David S. D’Amato on Apr 18, 2016

The state was born of violence and oppression. This should color our understanding of its present nature.

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Mussolini and the Press

by David S. D’Amato on Jan 28, 2016

Mussolini attempted to remake the Italian mind, taking a personal interest in applying the twin tools of censorship and propaganda.

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Italian Fascism in Maturity

by David S. D’Amato on Jan 14, 2016

D’Amato discusses the rule of the Fascist Party in Italy and draws parallels to American politics.

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Tolstoy’s Christian Non-Resistance

by David S. D’Amato on Dec 30, 2015

Tolstoy’s radical Christianity led him to a pacifistic, anarchistic political philosophy that rejected the state as incompatible with Christ’s teachings.

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The Most Liberal Value: Free Speech

by David S. D’Amato on Nov 26, 2015

Current attacks on free speech reveal progressivism as a uniquely American iteration of fascism that shares many of its historical and ideological roots.

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Against “Grab World”

by David S. D’Amato on Oct 14, 2015

Is there a contradiction in forbidding aggression against persons and permitting people to defend their property with physical force? Not so, argues D’Amato.