Libertarian Public Policy

In this Guide, loosely based on a course he teaches at Harvard University, Jeffrey Miron lectures on a variety of issues in public policy from what he calls a “consequential libertarian” perspective. Miron’s consequential libertarianism is based on his observation that when you consider the evidence with sufficient rigor and a broad enough scope, most of the time it turns out that freedom is a better policy than government intervention and control.


In this series of lectures, Jeffrey Miron applies economic thinking to a variety of policy questions.

About the Lecturer

Jeffrey Miron is director of economic studies at the Cato Institute and the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. His area of expertise is the economics of libertarianism, with particular emphasis on the economics of illegal drugs.