Adam Smith’s Criticism of Government: Knowledge

by Paul Mueller on May 7, 2015

Adam Smith argued that politicians and bureaucrats lack both the information required to make good decisions and the incentives to become better informed.


An Introduction to Jury Nullification

by David S. D’Amato on May 4, 2015

Jury nullification is the practice of a jury refusing to convict a defendant of violating a law the jurors view as unjust.


Freethought and Freedom: Skepticism

by George H. Smith on May 1, 2015

Pyrrhonic skepticism had a tremendous influence on religious debates in post-Reformation Europe.


“Rape Culture:” Yea or Nay?

by Sharon Presley on Apr 16, 2015

Some libertarians have scoffed at the idea that a “rape culture” exists in America. Presley argues that according to the best social science, they’re mistaken.


Exceptions to Liberty in Adam Smith’s Works

by Paul Mueller on Apr 15, 2015

Adam Smith’s commitment to liberty wasn’t without exceptions, but the centrality and import of those exceptions should not be exaggerated.


Kant on the Virtues of a Free Society

by Chris W. Surprenant on Apr 7, 2015

Surprenant discusses Kant’s thinking on the relationship between individuals’ moral development and the political sphere.