In this short essay, Roderick Long argues that contracts to sell yourself into slavery are unenforceable, because your right to liberty isn’t yours to sell.
From fifth grade classrooms to the green energy industry, free trade grows economies and promotes peace.
An examination of why markets inherently promote ethical behavior.
Over time, Milton Friedman began to doubt that the spillover benefits of government-subsidized higher education were worth the costs.
Determining what constitutes aggression can be complicated and libertarians should be wary to rely solely on the Non-Aggression Principle.
Markets are impersonal, but the social networks that develop inside markets are personal. Freedom within these networks is a crucial aspect of a free market.
Government's only advantage over its citizenry is in the use of force to limit destructive behavior. Beyond this end, this fist of government limits social productivity.
Wikipedia is collaborative, diverse and peaceful. In the internet age, it encapsulates the concepts of spontaneous order and free markets.
The progress of the past century, from the microwave to the smart phone to penicillin, originates from economic freedom.
Markets not Capitalism, a collection of essays outlining left-libertarianism, reveals how our current system falls short of the free market ideal.
"I, Pencil" describes the complicated process of creating a simple pencil. This essay honors the impact of "I, Pencil" in demonstrating spontaneous order in markets.
Did the creation of money arise from state decree or emerge from free markets? The answer has important implications for economic policy.
Liberty is indivisible. Economic freedom is as important as personal or political freedom.
In this short newspaper opinion piece, Miron argues that the consistency of libertarianism sets it apart from other ways of thinking about politics.
Editorials by Leonard P. Liggio in Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought (1978-1982)
A collection of editorials written by Liggio for the 20 volumes of the journal Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought.
When mistakes happen in the market, they can be quickly corrected. We have to live with government errors for decades.
Herbert Spencer doesn’t deserve his reputation as a “Social Darwinist,” and shouldn’t be used to attack libertarians.
David Boaz writes about the life and thought of F. A. Hayek on the 116th anniversary of his birth. “He’s like Marx, only right.”