Libertarianism

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How Does One Define "Libertarian"?

Economic FreedomLibertarianismPhilosophy

Blog09/15/2023

With the current jumble of poltical terms, it is hard to discern what is "libertarian," and what is not. Economic freedom and individual rights must be at the top of the list.

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Deneen on Elitism

LibertarianismLiberalismProgressivismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/23/2023

Patrick Deneen not only misunderstands John Stuart Mill, but he also misunderstands libertarians, claiming they are elitists who believe the world should be ruled by experts.

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Misreading Mill

LibertarianismLiberalismPhilosophyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/16/2023

Patrick Deneen writes that the nonaggression principle promotes a liberalism that is harmful to society, as evidenced by John Stuart Mill's idea of the tyranny of public opinion.

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The GDPR Paradox: Empowering Government in the Name of Data Protection

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyLibertarianism

Blog06/13/2023

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation supposedly protects people from government data abuse. In reality, it empowers governments.

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Edmund Phelps on Egalitarianism

LawLibertarianismLiberalismPovertyProgressivism

Blog06/02/2023

The classical liberal economist Edmund Phelps wants government to aid poor people, but he clearly is not an egalitarian. His philosophy would be unacceptable to today's "woke" egalitarians.

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Smarter Talk Is Smarter Action

Economic FreedomLibertarianismStrategy

Blog06/01/2023

Leonard Read asked how we preserve liberty in a culture that doesn't appreciate it. Liberty cannot come through force and organization. It comes from within oneself.

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Living by a Premise

Economic FreedomFree MarketsLibertarianism

Blog05/18/2023

More than forty years ago, Leonard Read urged graduates of Hillsdale College to find a premise, a belief in a universal idea of liberty.

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Are Libertarians Abandoning Free Trade?

LibertarianismProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/24/2023

A bedrock of Austrian economics and libertarianism has been free trade. Unfortunately, some people who claim to value liberty no longer value unhampered exchange.

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American Dissident: The Legacy of Murray Rothbard

HealthLibertarianismThe Police StateHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog03/21/2023

Murray Rothbard was an elite economist, historian, and avowed enemy of the state. His legacy lives on nearly three decades after his untimely passing.

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Nonmeasure for Nonmeasure

DemocracyLibertarianismLiberalismPhilosophy

Blog03/17/2023

How do people in a pluralistic society live peacefully with each other? In his review of Kenneth McIntyre's book, David Gordon points to negative liberty as the best way to preserve values.

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