Last month, I wrote a post that asked whether Manhattan should tax ride-shares, tax all vehicles, do something else, or do nothing at all. And you had some ideas about that. Below, I have tried to combine your answers (I got nearly 30) into a manageable set of categories. Responses were about evenly split among […]
Since our inaugural videos in 2011, Learn Liberty has sought to advance the ideas of classical liberalism with the help of the scholars and professors who champion them. We’re proud to say that seven years running, the legacy of our early videos lives on in the work we do today. At the core of the […]
If I have my news, and you have yours, and both of us rely on truthiness — the uncontestable “essential” truth of our beliefs, regardless of facts — it’s impossible to have a conversation.
The wary cat has a theory of the world: “Stove burns you. Stay away from stove.”
We need to be careful about arguing that players have a First Amendment right to protest peacefully on the field.
The government has been ruining US health care since 1946.
Without government interference in my insurance plan, where would I be today?
When we experience a large decrease in supply, or an increase in scarcity, the price mechanism helps us know what to do next.
Prices are the moral rationing agents of market exchange.
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: […]
To gain a proper appreciation of the free market and its benefits, we need to also become aware of its weaknesses.I have written previously at Learn Liberty about how 20th-century economist Wilhelm Röpke argued that while the free market has the capacity to encourage morality, other institutions—like families and churches — are a more reliable […]
Over the last several seasons, top-tier players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul appear to be self-selecting themselves onto teams with other top-tier players.
The invisible hand of the market reaches out to help people in a disaster, but anti-gouging laws cut it off at the wrist.
Toronto city officials recently threatened a man with fines for building an unlicensed staircase in a local park.
A toddler screaming about time-out prompts a neighbor to summon the authorities, but months of relentless bullying are laughed off by neighbors and ignored by the authorities.
Millennials may talk the socialist talk, but this look at the evidence shows they also walk a rather capitalist walk.
Like just about every other male between the ages of 13 and 25, I had tendencies, habits, and dispositions that could be charitably described as self-absorbed and boorish.
The health effects of speech are inherently subjective. So who decides what speech is “harmful”?
Six people in Michigan — including two doctors, two assistants, and the girls’ mothers — have been charged with participating in the mutilation of two seven-year-old girls.
The US government spends billions of dollars a year subsidizing American farms, providing massive benefits for some farmers and dispersing the costs among millions of taxpayers.
You can’t overcome Resistance as long as you think the problem is external.… I was too tired, too busy, too upset by events of the day—the self-deception goes on.
It looked … delicious. I was sure that it would taste delicious, too. But eating it would have been a bad idea for two reasons.
Lawsuits are the only weapons most ordinary people have to protect their rights against powerful institutions.
I found piles of laundry in the bedroom, cans and bottles in the yard, and construction materials everywhere — not at all what the pictures had depicted.
Does the president even have the authority to ban transgender people from serving?