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James Madison’s Vision of Liberty

by John Samples on Mar 1, 2001

Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.

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Equality, Power, and Values

by Rick Tilman in 1978

Tilman examines the possibilities of a New Left-Libertarian convergence, and finds the prospects lacking.

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The Plague of Confederacies

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

Ingersoll defends the traditional existence of secession throughout American history, but ultimately condemns it as inadvisable and rash.

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What Can Adam Smith Teach Us About Tax Policy?

by Scott Drenkard on May 28, 2015

Smith constructed four maxims of taxation for public funding. We use them to evaluate our current tax system, which “notably deviate[s] from these principles.”

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Three Kinds of Troublesome Northerners

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

Fearing for his country’s existence, Ingersoll chastises northern warmongers, their thoughtless voters, and reckless activists.