There is a growing tendency among libertarians to attack the concept of democracy, and blame it for America’s problems. But this is reckless: we need to address the issues within our system and provide alternatives instead of burning the entire thing down.
The past couple of decades may have suggested that China’s competent, authoritarian style of governance may be an alternative model for the world. However, the regime is now faced with the consequences of its actions with a slim off ramp to preserve progress and power at the same time.
There’s a reason why Partygate, involving senior British politicians such as PM Boris Johnson, hits a particularly raw nerve with the public
The factions people ally with are going through a dramatic change, but what is driving this political realignment and what does it mean for liberty?
Amid the worst economic crisis in Sri Lankan history, people have taken to the streets like never before, uniting in the face of adversity
The Prague Spring of 1968 has a legacy that proved influential in the downfall of the Eastern Bloc a generation later, and continues to inspire to this day.
As a sovereign and independent nation, Ukraine’s foreign policy is not a matter to be determined by Vladimir Putin, the United States, or the European Union
In recent weeks, the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan has seen anti-government protests on a scale not seen during its three decades of independence
As ideologues on the left and right push their demands, there is an alternative to the culture war: the presumption of liberty. Live and let live
Have you ever questioned what science fiction films and books can teach us about politics? We asked Csaba Tóth, a prominent political scientist and sociologist, at an event hosted by Students For Liberty.
The discussion focused on the fictional universes of Star Wars, Star Trek, and Game of Thrones, among others. Csaba shared his thoughts on the different political structures, as well as their merits from a pro-liberty point of view.
Recently, Cuba has seen an unprecedented wave of protests against the ruling communist regime. Could freedom be on the horizon for Cuba?
Liz Cheney maintaining her position with the GOP was contingent on an unspoken agreement that she’d stop publicly disagreeing with Donald Trump over the validity of the 2020 election. Cheney did not do this. Instead, in her defiance, she has highlighted exactly why those who love and seek to protect freedom of speech shouldn’t count on the GOP or the right to maintain it.
The market can route self-interest toward the common good. But the market channels altruism better than the state too.
The astonishing growth in SEZs qualifies as a revolution of sorts, but not the usual, political kind.
Religious liberty is a fundamental right, but what should happen if the law asks bureaucrats to choose between their religion and their job?
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 […]
This Women’s History Month, let’s avoid the trap of looking at women’s equality as a problem that only politicians can solve.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released the “The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027.” This annual report provides the federal government’s most comprehensive analysis of the current state of federal spending, taxes, and debt. It also provides a framework within which to analyze the President’s budget proposal and upcoming Congressional legislation. The news is […]
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 […]
Two centuries before “women’s lib,” in the run-up to America’s Revolutionary War, Mercy Otis Warren was already a liberated woman by the standards of her day. And she did the liberating herself. In the latter half of the 18th century, Warren was an accomplished poet, playwright, pamphleteer, and historian — though much of what she […]
Any entrepreneur who succeeds in reducing costs faced by a laborer who suffers from a disability can earn a profit.
The future belongs to everyone, and the arc of the universe bends nowhere in particular.
Budapest has done the sensible thing and withdrawn from the competition to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Finally a refutation of the standard point about economists – that the more united their view on a subject the less attention anyone else pays to them. For the truth about the Olympics is that they are a […]
Upon seeing a copy of the (now classic) fighting game Mortal Kombat, Senator Joe Lieberman announced his intention to introduce legislation that would prohibit the sale of such games to minors.