Smith interrupts his series on abolitionism to present a barebones defense of natural rights.
Menger argues that Smith inflated the importance of the division of labor—rather, our mastery of cause and effect is the greatest source of wealth.
We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.
Menger’s theory of the good rests on subjective values and the causal chain connecting material objects with the fulfilment of human needs.
It goes to the core of what is meaningful to people. Their family, their home, their livelihood - eminent domain has the power to destroy all of that.
Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.
We often learn that Manifest Destiny was created by racists and imperialists and there’s truth to that, but the first libertarians were also responsible.
Locke shows his true purposes—On the ruins of Robert Filmer, he intends to erect his own justification for the modern state.
By reducing transaction costs, the economy of the future will decentralize workplaces and transform ownership of consumer goods.
For those interested in history, Menger’s Principles of Economics offers a way to unify gritty historical experience with pure economic theory.
In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Hamilton and Madison’s personal feud.
Locke cautions that the problem with Filmer’s absolutism is that it allows wild-eyed, levelling revolutionaries an in-road to reform.
It’s narrow to think of it as just land and asset, dollars on value.
Though Locke was no feminist, neither did he believe husbands had absolute rights over their wives, nor fathers over their children.
George H. Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.
Presley discusses Albert Camus’s essay “Neither Victims nor Executioners.”
Radical Locofocoism was both implemented and watered down at the same time. New York’s Anti-Rent War and the Revolutionary Constitution of 1846.
What about our right to property?