Tocqueville discusses the ways that self-interest disciplines people in the habits of regularity, temperance, moderation, foresight, and self-command.
Friedman explores the nature of privatization in the United States, Europe, China, and Soviet Russia, arguing that there is no one route to economic freedom.
Frederick Douglass argues that slavery “destroys the central principle of human responsibility” and violates the Constitution in three short essays.
Angelina Grimké applies libertarian ideas to both women and blacks, showing that they are moral agents possessing rights and responsibilities.
Grimké, a prominent abolitionist lecturer and early feminist, criticizes the legal status of women under English and American law.
Diversified knowledge required in the modern economy requires relying on experts, but imbuing these experts with political authority has disastrous consequences.
Wilkinson responds to Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s book The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil.
Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz discuss their book From Poverty to Prosperity.
Logan criticizes libertarian hawks, not only for supporting anti-libertarian policies, but also for promoting strategies which encourage terrorists.
Boaz refutes the notion that it was libertarian laissez-faire policies that created the problems that have arisen in our society.
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.
David Boaz, Andrew Sullivan, Maggie Gallagher and Nick Herbert consider the future of gay participation in conservative politics on both sides of the Atlantic.
Neoconservatism probes what neoconservatives call their “philosophy of governance” — their plan for governing America.
In his new book, Pennington defends the classical liberal focus on markets and the minimal state from the critiques presented by “market failure” economics.
Jeffrey Miron sets the record straight with a dictionary of libertarian views on everything from abortion to the war on terror.
William H. Patterson Jr. discusses his biography of Robert Heinlein.
In his book, “The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves,” Ridley draws on the work of Smith and Darwin to present a history of cultural and economic evolution.