An economist and historian discuss the strengths and weaknesses libertarians tend to exhibit when communicating with new audiences and dealing with new ideas.
Malthus was wrong.
The greatest evils are typically perpetrated by ideologues committed to false conceptions of the good.
McElroy’s book ignores important sources that would undermine her views.
“The whole affair was a web of iniquity, but the subject of this wrong was a woman, & a weak, colored woman, & therefore contemptible.”
It shouldn’t need to be said, but the Confederacy didn’t stand for opposing federal overreach or eliminating handouts to big business—it stood for slavery.
Paterson’s prose is a joy to read, and her insights into human freedom have enduring relevance, writes Presley.
Zwolinski discusses what makes Lysander Spooner his favorite libertarian.
Can we ground a libertarian political philosophy in existentialist moral anti-realism?
Athenian banks afforded women and slaves a chance at economic autonomy. This was possible because of lax enforcement of laws restricting their economic liberty.
Smith constructed four maxims of taxation for public funding.
Sandefur explores how the idea of self-ownership has been expressed in American popular culture and intellectual discourse.
A short profile of the ideas of Gene Sharp, the foremost scholar of nonviolent resistance.
Adam Gurri explores the conflicts generated by three different ways of looking at the concept of liberty.
Babcock examines how Hayekian insights can guide feminist reform efforts.
Implementing policies like those proposed by Thomas Piketty would undermine the government’s legitimacy, which depends on the limits to its powers.
Donohue explains how modern libertarianism traces back to the Antifederalists, the group opposed to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
Edmund Burke condemned the French Revolution as a “digest of anarchy.” What relevance does his critique have for the modern libertarian movement?