Restoring the Lost Constitution

by Randy E. Barnett on Jan 1, 2004

Barnett traces a history of Supreme Court decisions that have eviscerated the individual rights he argues the Constitution was originally intended to protect.


Why Do Intellectuals Oppose Capitalism?

by Robert Nozick on Jan 1, 1998

The left-leaning intellectual’s animosity to capitalism is due to the difference in value judgments between formal schools and capitalist society.


Counting the Errors of Modern Journalism

by Brian Doherty on Jan 1, 1995

Doherty explores how misinformation spreads through the media, focusing particularly on commonly-quoted statistical errors.


The State of Humanity: Steadily Improving

by Julian L. Simon on Sep 1, 1995

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.


On the First Principles of Federalism

by Roger Pilon on Nov 1, 1995

Pilon cites the gutting of the 10th Amendment and the Doctrine of Enumerated Powers in this statement before Congress.


The Foundations of a Free Society

by Nathaniel Branden on Jan 1, 1996

Branden identifies what he sees as a disconnect between the values we are taught to revere and the values that actually enhance human lives.


Myths of Individualism

by Tom G. Palmer on Sep 6, 2011

Palmer takes on the misconceptions of individualism common to communitarian critics of liberty.



by David Boaz on Jul 1, 1997

Boaz singles out freedom of choice as the fundamental difference between libertarian and conservative viewpoints.

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The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

featuring Brink Lindsey, Jason Kuznicki, Jonathan Rauch, & Timothy Ferris on Feb 24, 2010

 Timothy Ferris discusses the relationship between science and liberal government, arguing that the fortunes of science and liberty rise and fall together.


The Klein Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Polemics

by Johan Norberg on May 14, 2008

In this criticism of Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine”, Johan Norberg identifies common misconceptions about the nature of Milton Friedman’s libertarianism.


Does More Technology Create Unemployment?

by A. D. Sharplin and R. H. Mabry on Mar 18, 1986

Mabry and Sharplin argue that technology improves the standard of living, and that it is rent-seeking that causes the true problem.