George H. Smith

George H. Smith was formerly Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Humane Studies, a lecturer on American History for Cato Summer Seminars, and Executive Editor of Knowledge Products. Smith's fourth and most recent book, The System of Liberty, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.


Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 1

by George H. Smith on Oct 23, 2012

Smith begins his series on Ayn Rand’s critique of altruism with a discussion of the ideas of Auguste Comte, the man who coined the word “altruism.”


The Other Adam Smith, Part 5

by George H. Smith on Oct 22, 2013

George Smith discusses Adam Smith’s views on a standing army and his arguments for competition in education.


The Literature of Liberty

by Tom G. Palmer on Feb 4, 1998

Tom G. Palmer provides a comprehensive overview of the vast literature on libertarianism, free market economics, and the philosophy of liberty.