Boaz combats the pessimistic view that our freedom is declining, arguing that, in many ways, we are more free.
In response to the criticism that libertarians tend to be a somewhat pessimistic lot, Boaz explores the optimistic side of the growth of freedom.
Doherty traces the global history of American libertarianism from ancient times to the modern era.
In an attempt to understand what makes capitalism tend to work better than communism, Wilkinson turns to evolutionary psychology.
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.
Doherty combines a short biography of the mother of Objectivism with an analysis of the intellectual impact of her published works.
McCloskey examines the dual myths of the innate virtues and the innate evil of capitalism.
Murray reflects on his own book, “Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950”
Barnett traces a history of Supreme Court decisions that have eviscerated the individual rights he argues the Constitution was originally intended to protect.
The left-leaning intellectual’s animosity to capitalism is due to the difference in value judgments between formal schools and capitalist society.
Doherty explores how misinformation spreads through the media, focusing particularly on commonly-quoted statistical errors.
Simon refutes the commonly-held view that the world is becoming a worse place to live, arguing that data paints a much more optimistic picture.
Pilon cites the gutting of the 10th Amendment and the Doctrine of Enumerated Powers in this statement before Congress.
Branden identifies what he sees as a disconnect between the values we are taught to revere and the values that actually enhance human lives.
Palmer takes on the misconceptions of individualism common to communitarian critics of liberty.
Boaz singles out freedom of choice as the fundamental difference between libertarian and conservative viewpoints.
Moore reflects on his former teacher, Julian L. Simon, whose theories, though widely derided during his lifetime, have been vindicated posthumously.
Smith explores the significance of the division of labor using his example of the pin factory.