Early liberal theorists gave French revolutionaries the tools to overthrow oppressive kings, but also to unleash chaos and violence.
The market can route self-interest toward the common good. But the market channels altruism better than the state too.
Should fashion designs be eligible for copyrights? When I listen to people talk about this issue, many of the same interesting arguments come up. These people know about designer knockoffs and feel that something is not quite fair about them. Yet they also view copyists as moving innovation along in the fashion world. Copying releases […]
To discover the Next Big Thing, you need to think outside the box.
How can people still starve in a world overflowing with food and a vast international aid apparatus?
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.
The future belongs to everyone, and the arc of the universe bends nowhere in particular.
To provide benefits under the umbrella of social justice, the government will have to violate individuals’ rights to themselves and their property.
in honor of Women’s History Month, I want to highlight three stories of women you probably have never heard of — victims of government.
Zoning and landmark laws have frozen much of New York into a life-size historical diorama: neighborhoods frozen in time, where the only thing that goes up is the rent.
Pinker claims — but fails to prove — that early states significantly increased human welfare by reducing the rate of war death.
Donald Trump added a portrait of Andrew Jackson to the White House Oval Office shortly after his inauguration. Why Jackson?
The government issues thousands of new patents every week — each one a new regulation — with little to no oversight or review.
“All our liberties are due to [wo]men who, when their conscience has compelled them, have broken the laws of the land.”
Here are the top six Learn Liberty resources for interpreting Wikileaks’ “Vault 7” documents on the CIA.
Whether you’re a casual moviegoer or a diehard cinephile, you will learn a lot about government from watching these ten great movies, all of which are rated as being some of the best of all time by IMDb and the American Film Institute.
“Oh for the days of Ma Bell!” is not a lament we’re likely to hear. And for good reason. Before the breakup of AT&T, America’s telephone system was a government-sanctioned monopoly characterized by stagnant service offerings, high costs, and a glacial pace of consumer-facing innovation. So it was distressing when a federal appeals court engaged […]
The state’s comprise the federal government; not the other way around.
I have my doubts about the “taxation is theft” meme making the rounds on my Facebook feed.
Even well informed people of good will have very different religious, moral, and philosophic views.
Libertarians talk about the non-aggression principle a lot, but what does it mean?
Any variation in election rules — for president, for student body treasurer, or for anything else — allows us to examine the rules’ impact on voting outcomes.
Are Trump’s cabinet full of generals, his openness to torture, and the “peace through strength” message from the White House all signs that he plans to rely on military power.
It is not easy being a committed democrat when your side loses an election.