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  • Featured On Demand Program of the Week: Does Inequality Matter?

    If you want to get the full picture of the topic of income equality check out this Learn Liberty On Demand program. We’ve pulled together a list of mind-blowing videos, featuring professors like Sean Mulholland, Steve Horwitz and others who explore the subject from many perspectives. We’ve made sure that [...]
  • In Defense of Affirmative Consent

    In September, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 967 in to law, requiring colleges in California to adopt certain policies dealing with campus sexual assault in order to maintain their eligibility for state funding. One of the most controversial requirements of the bill was a mandate that campuses adopt [...]
  • High Prices Convey Information, not Criminality

    Last month’s record flooding in South Carolina brought renewed crackdowns on price gouging. But higher prices simply convey information – in this case that consumers should conserve and producers should produce. In this way, prices allow the shortages that occur in natural disasters to be alleviated. In the new Learn Liberty [...]
  • Food for Thought: Protectionism

    Some countries heavily subsidize companies within their own borders. Does this justify equally large subsidies in America? How else can companies compete internationally if they do not receive government funds, but their rivals do? Let us know what you think in the comments!
  • Libertarian Trivia

    Did you know that Milton Friedman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1976?
  • Vote or Die: 2015 Edition

    Yesterday was Election Day and many exit polls reported historically low voter turnout. This follows a trend of low-voter turnout in recent elections. In 2014, for instance, voter turnout was the lowest since World War Two. In the video below, Georgetown economist Jason Brennan explores whether citizens should be forced [...]
  • Opportunity Alert!: The Mercatus Center Needs an Intern

    The Mercatus Center at George Mason University seeks a dynamic and motivated individual to join the Academic and Student Programs team as a paid intern. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in learning basic non-profit operations and management. We have a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages [...]
  • Richard Epstein: The Continuing Relevance of Hayek’s “The Constitution of Liberty”

    Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law and Director of the Classical Liberal Institute at the New York University School of Law. He is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. He served [...]
  • Staff Profile: Cory Eucalitto

    Learn Liberty: First, when did you join the Learn Liberty team and what is your role? Cory Eucalitto: Spring 2014. I was originally hired to produce Learn Liberty videos, but now work on our Learn Liberty programs team. There, I help create online courses and programs, and am thinking about ways [...]
  • Quote of the Day

    This quote is taken from Lysander Spooner’s, “An Essay on the Trial by Jury,” published in 1852. Jury nullification, according to Spooner, was a final bulwark against encroachments from the state on individual liberty. Spooner argued in this essay that the role of the jury is not only to rule [...]
  • A Five Minute Crash Course on the Greek Crisis

    The economic and financial turmoil in Greece has been in and out of headlines frequently over the last few months. The Greeks claim austerity measures have only made things worse, while the EU claims Greece continues to fail the austerity measure put in place to receive future bailouts. In this [...]
  • Greece Should Default

    Newly reelected Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras expects that by early 2017 Greece will be able to access bond markets, from which it has been virtually cut off since it lost investor confidence in 2010. If it is unable to meet this timeline, it will be forced to rely on [...]