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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.

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The Murderous Modern State

by David S. D’Amato on Nov 4, 2019

The advent of the modern state did not usher in an era of unprecedented peace.

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The Legacy and the Ideas Behind Cato’s Letters

by Paul Meany on Nov 1, 2019

The Cato Institute does not derive its name from the notoriously staunch ancient Roman Cato the Younger. Instead, it is a reference to Cato’s Letters, a collection of 138 essays written in England during the 18th century.