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Rose Wilder Lane

by Cato Institute on Mar 1, 2014

A short biography of Rose Wilder Lane, one of three women who launched the modern American libertarian movement.

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Three Women Who Launched a Movement

by Cato Institute on Mar 1, 2014

The birth of the modern American libertarian movement can arguably be traced to the work of three women.

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How Laissez-Faire Made Sweden Rich

by Johan Norberg on Oct 25, 2013

Sweden often gets held up as an example of how socialism can work better than markets. But, as Norberg shows, Sweden’s history in fact points to the opposite conclusion.

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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.

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The Humble Case for Liberty

by Aaron Ross Powell on Oct 17, 2013

The virtue of humility is found in recognizing our limits—and that humility ought to make us libertarians.

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The Other Adam Smith, Part 4

by George H. Smith on Oct 15, 2013

George Smith explores Adam Smith’s views on Columbus, smuggling, and education.

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The Other Adam Smith, Part 3

by George H. Smith on Oct 8, 2013

George Smith discusses Adam Smith’s views on sin taxes and slavery.

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The Other Adam Smith, Part 2

by George H. Smith on Oct 1, 2013

George Smith discusses some of Adam Smith’s social, political, and moral objections to governmental interference in the economy, as found in the Wealth of Nations.

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The Other Adam Smith, Part 1

by George H. Smith on Sep 24, 2013

Smith explains what Adam Smith meant by the “invisible hand” and how he used this explanatory method throughout his writings.

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Thomas Hodgskin Versus Herbert Spencer, Part 3

by George H. Smith on Aug 27, 2013

Smith compares the positions of Hodgskin and Smith on the history of landownership, and their opposition to the political power of the landed aristocracy.