The paternalistic welfare state has failed to create a reliable social safety net. Decentralized, voluntary institutions can do the job better.
GDPR inspired privacy bills stifle competition without benefitting American internet users.
If you try to prevent every possible danger in your child’s everyday life, they will never get a chance to grow up.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with mixing our social lives with business. The devil’s in the details.
Does piracy have a catastrophic effect on how music, movies, and books are distributed?
It’s worth taking some time to consider the Civil War from your average early libertarian activist’s point of view.
Even in the small space of just thirty days, William Henry Harrison still managed to do everything wrong.
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Paternalism, even the art of nudging people in the right direction, does not allow human beings to make their own individual decisions.
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In one of his very worst philosophical leaps, Locke treats chattel slavery in the Atlantic world as a mere extension of war.
By trolling the English Court, John Lilburne helped reestablish all sorts of fundamental rights to the English legal tradition.
Originalism in all its various forms has been a pretense for defending one’s preferred legal conclusions.
Disproven claims of pornography’s harm don’t justify the exclusion of sexuality from public life.
How far should we go to fight societal injustice?
Empire-building abroad is incompatible with domestic liberty.
Video games have extensive compelling narratives that gives the player a degree of agency that is not present in watching movies or reading books.
After crushing Filmer’s absolutist patriarchy, Locke begins to build up his own set of justifications for the state.