The final module of the Cato University curriculum examines the rebirth of libertarian thought from the 1940s onward.
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.
Edward H. Crane lays out a strategy to convert the public into “Hayekian intellectuals,” one of his purposes in founding the Cato Institute.
Joan Kennedy Taylor reviews the rise of the modern feminist movement and compares the goals of feminism with those of classical liberalism.
Solveig Singleton explains how a regulatory vision of digital privacy can disrupt the free flow of information in society.
This is the first of a series of talks by George H. Smith on the history of libertarian ideas.
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.
From fifth grade classrooms to the green energy industry, free trade grows economies and promotes peace.
David Friedman lists problems he believes he has found with moral-rights based justifications for libertarianism.