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A History of Libertarian Utopianism

by Anthony Comegna on Mar 31, 2020

A history of how libertarians have thought about utopias and how utopian thinking has influenced libertarianism. 

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The State in the Gaps

by Jason Kuznicki on Mar 31, 2020

What happens to the state when the reasons for its existence no longer look quite so compelling? 

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Foreword to Visions of Liberty

by David Boaz on Mar 31, 2020

Cato Institute Executive Vice President David Boaz discusses how libertarianism handles utopian thinking and why we strive for a better future without knowing for sure what it might look like. 

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Madison Administration

by Kevin Gutzman on Jan 9, 2020

Madison gave no sign in his pre-presidential career that he would flourish in the chief magistracy, and he lived up to expectations.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Lincoln Administration

by Phil Magness on Nov 12, 2019

Lincoln’s navigation of the secession crisis and ensuing Civil War can legitimately be described as unprepared at best, and at moments susceptible to severe strategic missteps. 

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A Republic of One-Square Kilometer

by Gabrielle Okun on Sep 26, 2019

Užupis, which roughly translates into English as “behind the river,” is a bohemian, artistic, and free-spirited republic. 

 

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Cleveland Administration

by Stephen Davies on Sep 6, 2019

Grover Cleveland was undoubtedly the most classical liberal President the United States has ever had, but even he still committed many blunders. 

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The Future of Banking

by Pascal Hügli on Sep 3, 2019

How open banking will transform the financial industry.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the George H.W. Bush Administration

by Gene Healy on Aug 27, 2019

Hailed at his passing as “the most successful one-term president in the nation’s history,” George H.W. Bush has a far better claim to being the most destructive.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Van Buren Administration

by Joshua Steedman on Aug 14, 2019

Although Van Buren himself was an effective politician, his years as president prompted scholars to rank Van Buren’s presidency as average, grouped among some of the least-effective and forgettable presidents in U.S. history

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The Ethics of Surrogate Pregnancy

by Pamela J. Hobart on Aug 9, 2019

When it comes to surrogacy, libertarians and communists may be able to agree more than you might think.