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Syllabus on Philosophy of Law

by Matt Zwolinski on Jul 27, 2016

The readings mentioned in this syllabus, from a 2016 course, may be of interest to libertarians interested in philosophy of law.


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Evolution and Spontaneous Order

by F. A. Hayek on Oct 30, 2015

Hayek lectures on the differences and similarities between the concept of evolution in biology and the concept of evolution in the social sciences.

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Excerpts from Persuaded by Reason

by Jeff Riggenbach and Joan Kennedy Taylor on Jul 8, 2015

Excerpts from Chapter 7 of Jeff Riggenbach’s Persuaded by Reason, titled “Libertarianism – Yet More Individualism In Politics.”

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The Essential Hayek

by Donald J. Boudreaux on Jun 18, 2015

Essential Hayek is a project of the Fraser Institute that aims to explain F. A. Hayek’s ideas in common, every-day language.

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Happy Birthday, F. A. Hayek

by David Boaz on May 8, 2015

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.”

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New Coke and the Iraq War

by David Boaz on Feb 26, 2015

When mistakes happen in the market, they can be quickly corrected. We have to live with government errors for decades.

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A case for the libertarian

by Jeffrey A. Miron on Jul 17, 2014

In this short newspaper opinion piece, Miron argues that the consistency of libertarianism sets it apart from other ways of thinking about politics.

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The Magic of Free Trade

by Arthur Foulkes on Oct 1, 2013

From fifth grade classrooms to the green energy industry, free trade grows economies and promotes peace.

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The Nature and Origin of Money

by Alex Salter on Oct 1, 2013

Did the creation of money arise from state decree or emerge from free markets? The answer has important implications for economic policy.

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The Enduring Lesson of “I, Pencil”

by Nicole Ciandella on Oct 1, 2013

"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.

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Markets Not Capitalism

by Matt Zwolinski on Sep 23, 2013

Markets not Capitalism, a collection of essays outlining left-libertarianism, reveals how our current system falls short of the free market ideal.

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Life Without a Microwave

by David R. Henderson on Sep 23, 2013

The progress of the past century, from the microwave to the smart phone to penicillin, originates from economic freedom.

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If You Like Wikipedia, You Should Love Markets

by Gary M. Galles on Sep 23, 2013

Wikipedia is collaborative, diverse and peaceful. In the internet age, it encapsulates the concepts of spontaneous order and free markets.