Professor Ilya Somin recently joined us on Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” conversation as part of our Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series. He answered your questions about Game of Thrones, voter ignorance, and the prospects for bipartisan reforms in the direction of liberty. Fans of Learn Liberty will recognize Professor Somin as the star of our popular video, I Can’t Breathe: […]
I have a challenge for you: I’m going to share five of my favorite books and essays with you, and I’m hoping you’ll read at least one before the beginning of the semester.
On this wonderful day, gleeful children and adults flock to their local 7-Elevens with cups of (almost) all shapes and sizes.
Marx espoused confrontation and slander over careful and critical intellectual debate.
So you went to a networking event. You met a lot of new people, delivered your elevator speech a few dozen times, and came home with fistfuls of business cards. Networking accomplished, right?
Dress for the job you want.
ISLFC a perfect opportunity to get ideas for campus leadership, talk to professors and intellectuals you admire, or find a connection for a summer internship, so don’t let it go to waste. Here are some go-to tips to make the most of the weekend.
Perhaps, after eight years of creeping explicit and implicit censorship, Trump’s election can be seen as a broad referendum on political correctness.
I argue that freedom of association is absolutely critical to sustaining relations of social trust across difference, even if it allows people to retreat further into their echo chambers.
At 6:58pm Eastern time last night, Facebook acquaintance and sophomore sociology major Sean Stevens reported that if you don’t vote in the upcoming presidential election then you have no right to complain about the trajectory of the nation. Stevens, who bravely displays the Human Rights Campaign logo as his profile picture, went on to provide […]
This week was the home stretch of the 2016 presidential election. Here’s some headlines you may have missed heading into the first weekend of November: The FBI announced that it found emails relating to its investigation of Hillary Clinton on scandal-plagued former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s computer. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series this week […]
Last night, John Oliver realized that there was no more satirical material left on the 2016 presidential election
Do you dream of a free future? Are you looking for challenging speculative fiction that wrestles with big ideas? Are you interested in how such fiction “can promote an appreciation of the value of liberty as the prerequisite for cooperation, peace, prosperity and a just society”? If you answered yes to these questions, you should […]
At least from a libertarian perspective, the otherwise appealing ideological vision of Star Trek is compromised by its commitment to socialism.
Editor’s note: This post originally appeared at Forbes. ESPN is reporting there’s outrage among some observers that people are scalping their “free” tickets to Ali’s memorial service in Louisville. Just as there is no such thing as a free lunch, there’s no such thing as a free ticket to a memorial service. ESPN quotes several […]
The term “pluralism” connotes both a description of our deep differences and a political response to those differences. Let’s start with pluralism as a description of our cultural reality. Our society is incredibly diverse when it comes to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, and sexuality. We have different life experiences, we live in different communities, […]
This week marks the Jewish holiday of Passover, which, at least in part, celebrates freedom from slavery. As we observe it, let’s not forget those who fought for freedom in our own country. For instance, this year’s Passover follows last week’s announcement from the U.S. Treasury that abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be featured on the […]
Every year, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) releases its annual arrest statistics, news outlets buzz about the still staggeringly high number of marijuana arrests. Despite support for marijuana legalization now above the 50 percent mark, police made over 620,000 marijuana possession arrests in 2014. This number is striking, and an important data point. […]
The government wants to mess with your gaming. Well, not directly. But the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is messing with the internet, which could slow down your connection at the very moment you need it most. The video below explains: “Many Internet activists support an idea called net neutrality which is supposed to require companies […]
For many, a “helping hand” is supposed to come from the government, especially when it comes to things related to health care. But innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship are proving that this is not always the case. In the video below, University of Rochester Professor and e-Nable founder Dr. Jon Schull shows how invention and crowdsourcing […]
Two members of the student government at Bowdoin College faced impeachment proceedings for committing an “act of ethnic stereotyping” because they attended a party where some guests wore tiny sombreros. It’s the kind of story that will make you want to reach for the tequila. But it’s also one that is unfortunately all too common […]
The Red Rising trilogy is a “must read” for those who follow young adult dystopias, dystopian fiction in general, and contemporary science fiction, as well as those interested in “big idea” fiction about individualism and liberty. Red Rising owes a debt to many science fiction works that came before it, from Frank Herbert’s Dune and […]
For over five years, the team here at Learn Liberty has been producing content for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and even on our own gamified website. We’ve reached millions of students with videos, blogs, and graphics discussing topics from Star Wars to the Cold War. We have done these things for a specific reason: to ask questions, challenge the […]
For more of Spooner’s libertarian anarchist criticism of the US Constitution, check out his “No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority.”