“For at least two full generations, the Loco-Focos spread a radical anti-corporate republican ideology and made significant…marks on American…history.”
The Loco-Focos’ “life-long ‘War on Monopoly,’ resulted in a long series of events which in many ways diffused and democratized power throughout the populace.”
Smith discusses some common problems encountered by libertarians when they defend their political beliefs in arguments.
Smith explores the indispensable role of value commitments in our quest for knowledge.
Political correctness isn’t a good reason to support something—or to oppose it.
It’s not worth getting your hands dirty to do something so ineffective.
Voting takes more out of us than a simple trip to the polls.
How should libertarians face democracy, when democracy rejects libertarianism?
Smith discusses the crucial difference between science and philosophy, and how human fallibility has been used to defend skepticism.
A compilation of links to all the content associated with Equality Month 2016.
Smith discusses the inevitability of holding some false beliefs and what can be done to minimize this problem.
In societies without large disparities in sociopolitical power, the egalitarian balance is often maintained through purposive action.
Worrying about labels is unproductive so long as those labels facilitate clear thinking.
Some argue occupational licensing fixes an information inequality between producers and consumers. It actually unfairly privileges incumbent firms.
Smith discusses the claim that some beliefs are immoral and the role of credibility in choosing our beliefs.
The classical liberals saw themselves as egalitarians, attacking the undeserved privileges of the politically connected.
Smith discusses various meanings of “belief” and “doubt.”
Smith criticizes the argument of W.K. Clifford that we have a duty to mankind to base our beliefs on the best available evidence.