Tocqueville discusses the ways that self-interest disciplines people in the habits of regularity, temperance, moderation, foresight, and self-command.
Friedman explores the nature of privatization in the United States, Europe, China, and Soviet Russia, arguing that there is no one route to economic freedom.
Frederick Douglass argues that slavery “destroys the central principle of human responsibility” and violates the Constitution in three short essays.
Angelina Grimké applies libertarian ideas to both women and blacks, showing that they are moral agents possessing rights and responsibilities.
Grimké, a prominent abolitionist lecturer and early feminist, criticizes the legal status of women under English and American law.
Diversified knowledge required in the modern economy requires relying on experts, but imbuing these experts with political authority has disastrous consequences.
Wilkinson responds to Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s book The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil.
Logan criticizes libertarian hawks, not only for supporting anti-libertarian policies, but also for promoting strategies which encourage terrorists.
According to Lindsey, the true character of the American electorate is not a patchwork quilt of red and blue states, but rather an increasingly purplish centrism.
Boaz refutes the notion that it was libertarian laissez-faire policies that created the problems that have arisen in our society.
Affluence is not an evil to be belittled, but a good that the West is fortunate to have attained, and that is benefiting the rest of the world.
Barnett traces a history of Supreme Court decisions that have eviscerated the individual rights he argues the Constitution was originally intended to protect.
Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.
Boaz defends libertarians against the charge of being “anti-government.”
Boaz highlights how history shapes our view of the present and stresses the necessity of looking back to the Founding Fathers to learn what makes America great.
Balko argues that there simply isn’t much evidence to support the sky-is-falling scenarios offered up by proponents of modern paternalism.
Ilya Somin argues that the ignorance of the electorate should lead us to make arguments for limited government.
Boaz addresses the question of whether libertarianism must rest on the Objectivist philosophical system.