Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Libertarianism

Libertarians, Nuclear Disarmament, and Trump

A brief note from the Libertarian Institute's executive director, Jared Labell: 1/20/2017: Donald Trump is inaugurated the 45th president of the United States of America. And we need to talk about nuclear weapons. Yes, I would...

The Intellectual Background of Bob Higgs

The Research Program of Robert Higgs: Part I Robert Higgs has had a long and storied career as a scholar, teacher, and editor. After earning his Ph.D. in Economics at Johns Hopkins University in 1968,...

What the Clemency of Chelsea Manning Means About Obama

I was desperately hoping to be wrong last week. I was delighted and surprised that I was indeed mistaken about President Obama being unlikely to pardon army whistleblower Chelsea Manning. My cynicism in the...

Misdiagnosing the Election

After the election of Donald Trump, the American people have been subjected to several different theories to account for the outcome. These theories have been offered by leading political figures and major media outlets....

How to Win the Political Game

The election of Donald Trump was not a failure of the American system. It was a triumph. If you're unhappy with the result, your beef is with the system itself -- with all political...

Thank You, Mr. President

"With only days until Donald Trump takes office, the Obama administration on Thursday announced new rules that will let the NSA share vast amounts of private data gathered without warrant, court orders or congressional authorization...

Do We Need a Superstate?

If the state is required to overcome the free-rider problem, what's required to overcome the free-rider problem inherent in the state?

Farewell Obama

Obama using his farewell address to make a sales pitch for political activism and running for office as the solution to people’s problems pretty much sums up modern liberalism. Snake oil politicians trot out this...

The Pleasure of Being Treated as a Profit Instead of a Cost

A recent day began with me taking my wife’s new car to a Scottsdale dealer to have a spare tire and mounting bracket installed in the trunk.  The car didn’t come with a spare...

2017 Should Be a Year of Atonement for Many Liberals

Barack Obama will leave office with one of the highest approval ratings for an outgoing president in U.S. history. Many respected and admirable people revere Obama. Family members, friends, journalists, and academics will appeal...