Legalization makes marijuana safer for consumers, but taxation can undo these benefits, rendering legal markets unable to compete with street dealers
E.M. Forster once said, “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?” He was observing that, in our brains, thoughts often bounce and jump around frenetically; for many of us, we have to verbalize — or write down — our thoughts before they gain clarity. So, in a sense, the […]
The Chinese regime inherently rejects the ideas and values of individual liberty, meaningful economic freedom, transparency and human rights
Lockdown restrictions have disrupted normal life and led to to a range of shocking and bizarre incidents and developments as governments take on new powers
The Australian government’s heavy handed response to dissent against its draconian lockdown restrictions is unacceptable for a supposedly free society.
Recently, Cuba has seen an unprecedented wave of protests against the ruling communist regime. Could freedom be on the horizon for Cuba?
Self-identified libertarians have a variety of core principles, and different stressors can push some towards more nefarious ideologies, like the far-right
Lesson 10 of our Law 201 Course: Prof. Ilya Somin returns to explain how Immigration promotes and even secures liberty, not only for migrants themselves but also for natives. He talks about improving the lives of people fleeing dictatorships, authoritarian regimes, and poverty and how this movement reflects (positively) in the economy and society of more open countries.
Lesson 4 of our Law 201 Course: Find out how the separation of powers, federalism, and judicial affect liberty, and how those aspects compare to other systems of government.
Since the military coup on February 1, pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar are suffering brutal repression and human rights violations.
When someone tries to disrupt a public speaker, are they making an assault on freedom of speech, or just utilizing their own freedom of speech? Prof. Angus Johnston and journalist Brendan O’Neill share their thoughts. Excerpted from Spiked Magazine’s ‘Unsafe Space Tour’ panel discussion at New York Law School.
The Oregon-based Sweet Cakes bakery has been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple for their ceremony. In December of 2017, the Oregon State Court of Appeals upheld the decision to force the bakery to pay the couple for damages.
Bret Weinstein, evolutionary biologist and former professor at Evergreen State College, makes the case that those who value liberty—whether we lean right or lean left—should unite in its defense. Excerpted from Spiked Magazine’s ‘Unsafe Space Tour’ panel discussion at New York Law School.
A panel of experts from TechFreedom, the ACLU, R Street, and the US Naval Academy discuss Section 702, the controversial warrantless mass-surveillance provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says government surveillance is taking away our privacy AND our security. Click to watch his full speech.
Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation.
Nullifying the FDA’s vaping ban would save the lives of smokers who would like to quit cigarettes.
The advocates of immigration- and gun -control policies are promoting a standing law enforcement body to go around violating freedoms in the hope that a greater gain in freedom will happen down the road…
Can states legally prohibit religious chicken sacrifice? What about spiritual snake handling?
True tolerance does not require us to approve of beliefs or practices that we find unacceptable. Rather, we should accept the legitimacy of groups with widely divergent views, even as we attempt to convince them that their beliefs are wrong.
If my life is the standard of morality, then why should I refrain from interfering with your freedom if doing so will advance my interests?
Truly supporting choice means supporting the right of individuals to choose.
Once he entered the intellectual fray, things would never be the same.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released the “The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027.” This annual report provides the federal government’s most comprehensive analysis of the current state of federal spending, taxes, and debt. It also provides a framework within which to analyze the President’s budget proposal and upcoming Congressional legislation. The news is […]