Ross Levatter argues that a thought experiment Jason Brennan uses to test our intuitions about the morality of markets has too many problems to genuinely be helpful.
Edmund Burke condemned the French Revolution as a “digest of anarchy.” What relevance does his critique have for the modern libertarian movement?
Babcock examines how Hayekian insights can guide feminist reform efforts.
Adam Gurri explores the conflicts generated by three different ways of looking at the concept of liberty.
A short profile of the ideas of Gene Sharp, the foremost scholar of nonviolent resistance.
Athenian banks afforded women and slaves a chance at economic autonomy. This was possible because of lax enforcement of laws restricting their economic liberty.
Can we ground a libertarian political philosophy in existentialist moral anti-realism?
Zwolinski discusses what makes Lysander Spooner his favorite libertarian.
Paterson’s prose is a joy to read, and her insights into human freedom have enduring relevance, writes Presley.
It shouldn’t need to be said, but the Confederacy didn’t stand for opposing federal overreach or eliminating handouts to big business—it stood for slavery.
McElroy’s book ignores important sources that would undermine her views.
The greatest evils are typically perpetrated by ideologues committed to false conceptions of the good.
Malthus was wrong.
Smith discusses the arguments of Wendell Phillips that abolitionists should not vote or hold political office.
Smith discusses Gerrit Smith’s arguments for prohibition and the reply by Lysander Spooner, as published in a book by Dio Lewis, Prohibition: A Failure.
Natural rights underdetermine a society’s legal institutions and leave the door open for a much larger state than minarchists or anarchists want.