Milton Friedman explains the “drift toward collectivism” and counters it with an explanation of how the free market works.
In this talk, Roy Childs speaks about the principles of the libertarian philosophy, focusing on what sets it apart from the left and right in the United States.
Nolan, Ernsberger, Childs, and Poole discuss the achievements and strategy of the Libertarian Party on the 10th anniversary of its founding.
George H. Smith and David D. Friedman have a debate over whether natural rights or rule utilitarianism forms a better basis for libertarian ideas.
David Friedman lists problems he believes he has found with moral-rights based justifications for libertarianism.
George H. Smith theorizes on what rights children retain—if any—in this 1981 video.
Bruce Evoy delivers Patrick Henry’s iconic “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech at the Virginia Libertarian Party convention in 1981.
Murray Rothbard shares how he became a libertarian and his subsequent intellectual journey.
Dominick Armentano makes the case that a competitive economy doesn’t need antitrust laws to function well.
Robert J. Smith introduces the idea of free market environmentalism: an approach to environmental conservation that advocates the private ownership of resources.
Dr. Ron Paul shares his personal philosophy on how ideas can inform politics in this 1981 video from a Council for a Competitive Economy event.