Finding himself insufficiently able to defend the property rights of authors, Leggett begins to argue that property rights are utilitarian conventions.
In this duo, Leggett gives his most powerful and elegant expressions of the Classical Liberal theory of class conflict in the “exceptional” United States.
“There is an inherent difficulty in fixing limits to incorporeality. The regions of thought, like those of the air, are the common property of all.”
In his writings, William Leggett attacked government regulation of commerce and the rent-seeking behaviors of business.
William Leggett was the man who created the first identifiably libertarian movement in American history.
William Leggett’s antislavery wasn’t just spontaneous. His editorial career was spent teasing out the finer points of libertarian theory.
Some abolitionists saw the state as complicit in slavery and tried to fight slavery without its help.
In addition to being a poet, William Cullen Bryant was a mentor for a consistent name on our show, William Leggett.
We overview Marxism and classical liberalism so we can get a very full picture of what produces change over time.
This week, Gary Chartier joins us to discuss the libertarian corporation problem.
On Camilo Gomez’s History and Politics podcast, Anthony discusses rooted libertarian history and the magnitude of our current problems.
The Young Americans were New York’s next generation of artists, intellectuals, and activists; many of whom were inspired by the Loco-Foco movement.
The Loco-Focos’ “life-long ‘War on Monopoly,’ resulted in a long series of events which in many ways diffused and democratized power throughout the populace.”
Libertarians have long drawn a distinction between those who produce wealth and those who expropriate it-but who is in which category has changed.
Leonard Liggio described the ideologically-inspired, Romantic life of George Julian.
Smith interrupts his usual series with a 30-question trivia quiz.
In this entry, Lawrence H. White explains the changing ways in which economists have thought about money and banking, including the debate over deregulation.
“Tocqueville saw in America that the “science of association is the mother of science,” that progress and civilization were dependent on it.”