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How the Repeal of the Corn Laws Toppled Mercantilism

by Maria Chaplia on Jan 23, 2020

Despite its incredible potential to boost peace and prosperity, free trade has always had to fight an uphill battle against the seeds of trade protectionism planted by mercantilism in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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John Lewis, Libertarian Hero

by Michael F. Cannon on Jan 21, 2020

Few in the libertarian movement have suffered as much as Lewis for the cause of freedom.

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The Social Harms of Taxing Private Wealth

by Steven Horwitz on Jan 8, 2020

Taxing private wealth isn’t putting idle resources to use; it’s uprooting resources already being put to productive ends in the economy.

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The Deep State’s Tyranny Endures

by David S. D’Amato on Dec 20, 2019

Nowhere in the Constitution does it carve out a spot for secretive bureaucracies that never have to answer to the public.

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The Chinese Philosopher All Libertarians Should Know

by Paul Meany on Dec 9, 2019

Huang Zongxi argued for a constitutional model of government designed to benefit all people, not just the ruling class, and which stressed the importance of respecting private property rights. 

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Poullain Believed in Gender Equality in the 17th Century

by Paul Meany on Nov 25, 2019

Poullain provides an unapologetic and iconoclastic argument for women’s full participation in society, that they be given the same rights and access to opportunities that were afforded to their male counterparts.