If businesses get government subsidies to make their products cheaper, or “capture” regulation to hurt their competitors, that’s rent seeking.
Shaming may be successful at shutting people up. But changing their minds? That’s a different task entirely.
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.
Last week, Professor Jeffrey Miron joined us on Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” conversation as part of the Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series. The conversation focused on Dr. Miron’s 30+ years of study on the effects of drug criminalization. Check out some of the highlights below. GPSBach While there seems to be an emerging consensus on […]
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.
A combination of drought, political instability and poor policies is threatening the lives of thousands. Fortunately, for some herders, insurance products are helping to make a desperate situation a little bit better.
It’s silly to think businesses and CEOs are evil and greedy, but ordinary customers are helpless victims.
Dr. Miron has written over 100 op-eds and several books, including Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition (2004) and Libertarianism: from A to Z (2010).
Have you thought about what it really means to protest Donald Trump and his administration’s policies?
Does the president even have the authority to ban transgender people from serving?
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.
To see the sharing economy as merely “cheaper taxis and cheaper hotels” is to miss the point entirely.
Understanding the far-reaching positive influence of individual property rights requires some creative thinking.
Nullifying the FDA’s vaping ban would save the lives of smokers who would like to quit cigarettes.
The relevant alternative to a cheap healthcare provider for a lot of people isn’t a medical doctor — it’s Google.
Should the federal government provide a universal basic income for the states?
Why are so many of us unwilling to save enough for retirement or cut back on the Coke and cookies even though we really want wealth and health?
All of the brainpower and raw materials that go into evading liquor laws or helping people pass drug tests could have been used for something more valuable (like just making more beer).
How a “nasty little man” predicted the 2nd French Revolution and the Cold War.