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Cicero Was Locke’s Greatest Inspiration

by Paul Meany on Mar 25, 2020

One of the most significant thinkers who shaped Locke’s philosophy, despite preceding him by eighteen centuries, is Marcus Tullius Cicero. 

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Josiah Warren, the Most Practical Anarchist

by David S. D’Amato on Mar 23, 2020

Defying categorization as a socialist or capitalist thinker, Josiah Warren was staunchly individualist—distrustful of institutions like states that subsumed individuals into “combinations.”

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An Introduction to John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty

by Paul Meany on Mar 20, 2020

On Liberty is not merely a political text explaining the intricacies of how the state ought to act. It is a love letter to the individual virtues of intellectual curiosity, tolerance, and open-mindedness.

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How the Anti-Federalists Shaped the Constitution

by David Edwards on Mar 4, 2020

The Anti-Federalists had a strong distrust of government power. A national government with too much power was, as far as they were concerned, a pathway to government oppression. 

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Bernie Sanders, the Accidental Nominee

by Paul Matzko on Mar 2, 2020

Sanders’ frontrunner status is a symptom of the devolution of the Democratic Party. Collective action problems could produce Sanders 2020 just like they did Trump 2016.

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Trump, the Accidental President

by Paul Matzko on Feb 10, 2020

Donald Trump is a symptom and not the cause of the decline of the Republican Party. 

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Abolitionism Was Actually a Free Market Cause

by David S. D’Amato on Feb 6, 2020

The 1619 Project and the debate it spurred have both been fraught with conceptual and historical misunderstandings about the relationship between slavery and free markets.

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Cato’s Letters: 300 Years

by Chris Edwards on Feb 4, 2020

For Americans, Cato’s Letters is a reminder that the fight for liberty did not begin in 1776, and also that it will never end because the thirst for power is unquenchable.

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The Death of the Modern Political Party

by Paul Matzko on Jan 30, 2020

Martin Van Buren could have warned us that Donald Trump is what you get when a modern political party stops functioning like one.