Why are Western countries like the United States and Germany so much richer today than other countries around the world?
This Tuesday, the Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series continues with Michael C. Munger, Professor of Political Science at Duke University. UPDATE: The AMA is now live! Prior to his tenure at Duke, where he chaired the Department of Political Science for 10 years before coming to serve as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Munger has also taught at Dartmouth […]
“From the evidence I’ve seen, propaganda works – though not nearly as well as the propagandists would hope.”
Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is a prolific blogger and author of three books: The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (2007), Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think (2011), and the forthcoming The Case […]
Treating problem gamblers like problem drinkers makes sense. Criminalizing gambling for everyone does not.
She dutifully got off and walked her bike, and everyone behind her did the same … for about ten feet! Then they hopped back on and kept pedaling.
How much corruption can a government handle before it reaches a crisis point? Conversation between the radical Dan Carlin & Dave Rubin. Watch the full interview here.
Is religion totalitarian? Some claim that religious faith demands obedience from human beings in a way that necessarily excludes any freedom of choice.
Donald Trump’s decision to bomb an airfield in Syria has led many to wonder: doesn’t Trump need authorization from Congress?
17 states have anti-protesting bills in the works. This is unconstitutional and antithetical to the principles of freedom.
The American entry into the war was the apotheosis of progressivism — the high-water mark of its crusading zeal.
If you missed the Reddit AMA with Professor Lauren Hall last week, fear not! We’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of the highlights for your viewing pleasure. You can check out the whole thing here. Dr. Hall is associate professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the author of Family and […]
Prof. Brandon Turner says the Trump era is a crucial time for classical liberals to focus on the importance of institutions like the rule of law. Full video on Facebook
Religious liberty is a fundamental right, but what should happen if the law asks bureaucrats to choose between their religion and their job?
Most legal scholars agree that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has the necessary experience, expertise, and temperament to be confirmed as Justice Scalia’s replacement. But suppose the Democrats decide to filibuster the nomination and Republicans can’t get the 60 votes needed to break the filibuster? If that happens, you can expect the Republicans to “go […]
To discover the Next Big Thing, you need to think outside the box.
Opinions of Anne Hutchinson have, shall we say, covered the waterfront. In his masterful tome, Conceived in Liberty, 20th-century economist and libertarian historian Murray Rothbard cast her as a staunch individualist and the greatest threat to the “despotic Puritanical theocracy of Massachusetts Bay.” John Winthrop, the 2nd, 6th, 9th, and 12th governor of the Massachusetts […]
The fact that government agents have promised to obey the government does not excuse them when they obey unjust orders, nor does it relieve them of moral culpability for following those orders.
Why would the legislature want the executive to have more power? Why would they voluntarily cede some of their power?
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To provide benefits under the umbrella of social justice, the government will have to violate individuals’ rights to themselves and their property.
Freedom is an essential component of human morality at all levels.
Pinker claims — but fails to prove — that early states significantly increased human welfare by reducing the rate of war death.
The forgotten story of how American women turned the tide against Prohibition and reclaimed the moral high ground from the dry movement.