George H. Smith discusses the traditional Christian theory of private property and how it was viewed as the result of original sin.
Empowering the state so that it can “make us safer” often results in oppressive law enforcement crackdowns on minorities.
By the Fall of 1837, both Tammany Hall Democrats and the Locofocos loved Van Buren’s administration so a reunion was now a real possibility.
Smith discusses how peace activists and pacifists justified their support of the North during the Civil War.
Robert Whaples joins us for a conversation on the Pope’s earnest call to build a caring society.
Libertarians have long drawn a distinction between those who produce wealth and those who expropriate it-but who is in which category has changed.
Was Jean Meslier a communist? George H. Smith explores this tricky issue.
Skoble addresses Nancy MacLean’s attempt to pathologize libertarianism.
During a state convention in Utica on September 1836, 93 delegates unanimously adopted a resolution to officially establish the Equal Rights Party.
Smith defends the pacifist Garrison from the charge of hypocrisy for supporting the Union during the Civil War.
Bryan Caplan gives us the case against traditional education.
George H. Smith critically examines the claim that Jean Meslier was a communist anarchist.
Blockchain technology and other advances help expand our ability to make enforceable agreements without the state.
America’s first identifiably libertarian political movement began as a conspiracy to conquer Tammany Hall.
Burrus describes how the state destroys our ability to conceive of a world where it doesn’t take on certain tasks.
Parental leave policies, like many government mandates, often fail to produce the good outcomes hoped for or even have negative unintended consequences.
Kate Sills joins us for a conversation on smart contracts and the future of blockchain technology.
Arbitrary deportations seem designed to instill fear in good people.