Why are Western countries like the United States and Germany so much richer today than other countries around the world?
Trump’s executive order is exactly the kind of high-handed coercion of states that outraged conservatives under Obama.
The Cato Institute has released Policing in America—an extensive national public opinion report that explores Americans’ attitudes toward the police based on an original Cato Institute/YouGov national survey of 2,000 Americans.
The most far-fetched myth that I’ve encountered recently is that the wealth of the modern Western world, especially that of the United States, is the product of slavery.
Collective punishment is unjust. This is the case whether it is employed by governments, corporations, teachers, or parents.
As Hayek long argued, a free society is governed by general, abstract rules that are equally applicable to all persons, including government actors.
The really radical idea behind the rule of law is that the lawmakers themselves are not above the law. It is “the law” that rules, not those who make and enforce the law.
The Economic Way of Thinking can help improve decision-making, even in areas you wouldn’t think to look.
Many people are shocked that Hillary Clinton’s “extreme carelessness” has not been prosecuted for “gross negligence.” It’s led a lot of commentators to conclude that there is one set of rules for the political elites and another set of rules for everyone else. A spate of high-profile police shootings in which black men and women […]
The connection between classical liberalism and sport is not immediately obvious. Sport, after all, is a near-universal human activity that long predates classical liberalism. Its practitioners and spectators come from all creeds and political ideologies. That is one of the enduring strengths and attractions of sport at its best: it is not the provenance of […]
Over twenty years ago, I published an article that argued that the rule of law was not only a myth, but an extremely dangerous one that causes people “to be willing not only to relinquish a large measure of [their] own freedom, but to enthusiastically support the state in the suppression of others’ freedom as […]
In order to label a country “capitalist” there must be complete freedom of association and private property. There is a limited government in place, but the government would be a referee, not a player. It would be outrageous to watch ESPN and hear, “The ref had a great game! He sacked the quarterback twice and […]