Setting up her discussion of Snowdon’s Killjoys and Leyonhjelm’s Freedom’s Salesman, Dale invokes Hume’s principle that one cannot derive an “ought” from an “is.”
Often claimed by modern socialist anarchists, Benjamin Tucker fits better in the libertarian tradition.
Smith discusses plans for the abolition of slavery by radical members of the Republican Party.
Advocates of “socialism” must express their support for a set of institutions, not a set of desired outcomes.
Anti-gun and anti-immigrant sentiments are driven by disgust and tribal signaling, not evidence and sound argumentation.
There’s a long history of libertarian thought on the ethics and efficacy of voting.
Public-sector unions exert a baleful influence on the legislative process.
Libertarianism comes in many varieties. Here, Powell sets out his own off-the-beaten-path version, with intellectual roots among the Ancient Greeks.
The internet may be beginning to deliver on its potential to radically change human interactions in all spheres of life.
Smith discusses what Garrison meant by the “right of secession,” and how he reconciled his views with his condemnation of secession by the southern states.
Empowering the state so that it can “make us safer” often results in oppressive law enforcement crackdowns on minorities.
Smith discusses how peace activists and pacifists justified their support of the North during the Civil War.
Libertarians have long drawn a distinction between those who produce wealth and those who expropriate it-but who is in which category has changed.
Skoble addresses Nancy MacLean’s attempt to pathologize libertarianism.
Smith defends the pacifist Garrison from the charge of hypocrisy for supporting the Union during the Civil War.
Blockchain technology and other advances help expand our ability to make enforceable agreements without the state.
Parental leave policies, like many government mandates, often fail to produce the good outcomes hoped for or even have negative unintended consequences.
Arbitrary deportations seem designed to instill fear in good people.