In this excerpt from Economic Sophisms, Bastiat dispels the notion that policymakers should attempt to attain “high” or “low” prices.
In this excerpt from a July 4th speech in 1852, Frederick Douglass highlights the contradiction of a country founded on liberty and yet supportive of slavery.
A short biography of Isabel Paterson, one of three women who launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A short biography of Ayn Rand, one of three women who launched the modern American libertarian movement.
Alexis de Tocqueville comments on the Freedom of the Press, explaining why it contributes to peacable societies despite the press’ volatility.
In this excerpt from On Liberty, Mill argues that the right of an individual to her own opinion isn’t only good for her, but for the rest of society.
Childs argues that Rand’s Objectivism logically implies support for anarchism, not for a single state that can exclude competitors within its territory.
Libertarianism, says Hess, is anti-political because it seeks to dismantle state control.
Empire-building abroad is incompatible with domestic liberty.
Problems with a “Fair Rate of Return”
“Plantain was resolved that he would now make himself King of Madagascar, and govern there with absolute Power and Authority.”
“Peterson…answered in a surly Tone…So as we Eat so shall we Work: This he spoke aloud so as that…the Captain should hear him.”
In this essay, Nicholas Elliott examines the libertarian ideology of the Glorious Revolution’s so-called “Levelers.”
Liberalism and republicanism together made for a stronger worldview.
Donald Kochan reviews James Madison’s essay, “Property.”
The Austrian school has advanced the cause of freedom.
Gow’s pirate crew—much of it sailing with him involuntarily—falls apart, and Gow is hanged.
“The whole affair was a web of iniquity, but the subject of this wrong was a woman, & a weak, colored woman, & therefore contemptible.”