The British response to the Boston Tea Party and the revolution-sparking Coercive Acts.
Powell discusses the importance of judging a bill not by its intentions or its name, but by its effects.
Barnett explains his classical, natural rights approach to liberty.
Barnett discusses a variety of methods for constraining state power.
Higgs discusses the “ratchet effect” - the concept that having grabbed authority in a crisis, government institution’s rarely relinquish those powers.
The Coercive Acts led Americans to blame the king for the conspiracy to strip them of their rights and liberties.
Carpenter explores the connection between a country’s foreign policy and domestic policy.
Rasmussen discusses the importance of individual knowledge, not just for market success, but also for proper moral judgment.
A glance at some economic regulations from the past.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.