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Luck and Taxes

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog01/17/2020

Some argue that someone’s superior talent or success is itself the result of mere luck. That claim, and its relevance as a justification for redistribution, has generated much controversy.

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Locke vs. Cohen vs. Rothbard on Homesteading

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog11/08/2019

Marxist G.A. Cohen is troubled by the freedom libertarians grant to property owners. But artificial limits are unnecessary when practical realities have so often intervened to limit property ownership by any one person.

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Laurence Vance on Libertarianism

03/03/2019Power & Market

Laurence Vance has written a valuable collection of essays on libertarianism

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Ludwig von Mises: Remembering a Fountainhead of Modern Libertarianism

Political Theory

Blog09/29/2018

To commemorate Mises’s birthday, consider some of his valuable insights into property rights, freedom, civilization and government.

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Liberalism and "Classical Liberalism" — An Unfortunate Evolution

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/16/2018

"Liberalism" has always been the proper name of the ideology of freedom and free markets. But almost from the beginning, illiberal theorists claimed the name for themselves.

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Leland Yeager, R.I.P.

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog04/24/2018

I am sorry to report that Leland Yeager passed away on April 23, at the venerable age of 93. 

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Leonard Read Explains What it Means To Be a Liberal

Blog12/20/2017
We are the dupes of a politically managed glossary.
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Leftist Billionaires Virtue-Signal on Tax Cuts

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/17/2017
The right to the product of one’s own labor is not in conflict with compassion and charity.
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