In 2020, former President Trump expressed his wish to ban the app “Tiktok,” arguing that it constituted a violation of the privacy of millions of Americans.
We talked to Will Duffield, from the CATO Institute, and James Carafano, from the Heritage Institute, to understand the multiple points of view on this issue.
Was Tiktok providing the data from millions of Americans to the Chinese government? Is banning Tiktok a viable solution? How would other countries react to this intervention?
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Are you a fan of NBC’s The Good Place?
Learn Liberty knows of an even better place, where individuals are free to pursue peace and prosperity.
We invite you to watch our new video, which dissects the major themes in The Good Place and how they point to liberty and make the case for capitalism.
In a world of scarcity, Capitalism’s “Medium Place” seems to make individuals a lot better off by allowing them the freedom to pursue their own happiness.
We asked Tom Palmer about his take on new anti-liberty regimes.
Tom G. Palmer is the author of Why Liberty: Your Life, Your Choices, Your Future. He is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, and Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a strong effort to curtail price gouging on items such as hand sanitizer and medical face masks.
What doesn’t get said enough, however, is that forcibly restricting prices from rising above a certain threshold will not in itself influence the market conditions that drive prices up.
Price gouging encourages competition by pressuring manufacturers and distributors to increase production, which over time, would actually drive down costs. Price controls during a time of crisis, however, do nothing to address the shortage problem.
On November 12th 2019, a federal judge has struck down against an attempt to release downloadable gun files in the United States. It was declared that allowing access to this information violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the Constitution.
It has been echoed that such free access to untraceable blueprints could threaten world peace and national security.
However, it has also been argued that If blueprints are speech, then 3D files are speech too. That means that, according to the constitution we have today, the government can’t prohibit them.
So what is 3D printing exactly?
3D printing is a process where a computer-aided-design (CAD) is sent to a printer where it is produced in three dimensions out of plastic or resin.
Matthew Larosiere, Director of Legal Policy Firearms Policy Coalition and Senior Contributor for Young Voices, explains what the future of 3D printing could mean for the gun industry.
Is it fair that CEOs get paid millions—even billions—while there are so many people still in poverty? Well, it depends! Watch the second entry in our question and answer series with Prof. Howie Baetjer.
Is human blood a “public resource”? Prof. Peter Jaworski argues that your bodily fluids belong to you, and governments should let you sell them.
How is Communism described in theory, and how does it play out in the real world? Join us for our question and answer series with Prof. Howie Baetjer.
We all want the safety and dependable quality that “regulation” is supposed to provide. Government can provide it to some extent, but markets can do it better, if we let them. Howard Baetjer of Towson University explains.
What’s the evidence that economic freedom is beneficial for society? Prof. Antony Davies shows charts of the free market’s effects on unemployment, inequality, poverty, and even child labor.
Anarcho-Capitalism. Prof. Bryan Caplan admits it “sounds really crazy.” Could we actually privatize law, courts, and all of government? Full interview here
Prof. Deirdre McCloskey says commerce protects us because businesses know they can’t force customers to buy their products.
Who does free trade help? Who does it hurt? And does it destroy jobs? Prof. Deirdre McCloskey breaks it down for you.
Dr. Peter Jaworski says if it’s OK to do something for free, it’s OK to do it for money. But what about selling your own organs? What about selling slaves?
How does the free market help space exploration? Doesn’t the government fund NASA? Thanks to the free market, that isn’t the whole picture. Assistant Professor Gus Hurwitz explains how you can explore space without government funding.
Can the FCC slow down your internet connection to make the internet equal for everyone? Could this potentially slow down your online gaming or video streaming?
How To Make A Learn Liberty Video Featuring Star Wars #BTS! Check out this step by step on how to make a creative, educational video!
What are your ideas about liberty? The Liberty 101 On Demand Program talks about what being pro-liberty means and why it’s important to our society. Just about everyone of every political persuasion expresses some ideas that are pro-liberty. We should be free in markets, we should be free in society. Liberty is a principle that […]
Liberty: few people say they dislike it, so what makes libertarians’ emphasis on it different? Learn Liberty and Students for Liberty have joined together to explore the ideas of freedom through the lenses of philosophy, law, and economics.
Why is the beer you drink so expensive? Beer is one of the most highly regulated industries, across the country. Ultimately, these regulations are like putting lead boots on craft breweries and entrepreneurs. This video describes the level of taxation and regulation applied to brewing and selling beer at all levels of government. Can you imagine […]
What if we passed a law that made it illegal for Apple to sell the iPhone directly to you? That’s exactly what’s happened with craft beer. Certain people have built their business model around these regulations and certain people have incurred a lot of costs as a result of these regulations. So if I’m a […]
There are more than 2,000 breweries in the United States, and craft beer has been continually increasing in popularity. Is the craft beer scene today the best it’s ever been? The short answer: no. In 1870 there were about 4,000 breweries in the U.S. Today there are only about 2,800, which means that Ulysses S. […]
The sharing economy connects people with services like Uber, AirBnB, and Feastly. Despite these new ways to connect, many regulators would like to stop it in its tracks.
How is a competition to find dinosaur bones like lobbying the government? Back in the 19th century, Edward Cope and Othniel Marsh competed to find dinosaur bones. What started as a healthy competition that drove them to better themselves eventually drove the two scientists to actively work against each other, even to the point of […]