Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Libertarianism

Welcome to the Libertarian Institute!

Welcome to The Libertarian Institute! The idea has been percolating around for a while, and now we're ready. It is a unique moment. The time is ripe for this new project to advance peace and...

TGIF: The Bogosity of Trump’s “America First”

It says something about the complexity of language (and me perhaps) that I took so long to realize that Donald Trump's "America First" slogan, which I found off-putting from the start, consists of the same...

Goodbye, Will Grigg

Will Grigg, our good friend, and the Institute's Managing Editor, has died. Here's a little thing I recorded about it. http://dissentradio.com/radio/17_04_13_show.mp3 To help support Will’s large family, you can donate to his family fund.

Cato VP: Ron Paul Represented a “Hideous Corruption of Libertarian Ideas”

Today’s Tom Woods Letter, which all the influential people receive every weekday. Be one of them. “Ron Paul’s xenophobia was a hideous corruption of libertarian ideas.” What kind of person says something so detached from reality? Why, Brink...

Libertarian Islam

A commonly used epithet to describe Islam is ‘The Religion of Peace,’ but this is inaccurate and confusing. The phrase became more commonly used after 9/11 by politicians. The Quran never describes the faith in...

TGIF: Thank You, Donald Trump

We advocates of liberty owe Donald Trump a great debt of gratitude. Thanks to Trump it is clearer than ever that most people who call themselves conservatives, and not just those who have lined...

Will Grigg: Pro Libertate

On the afternoon of April 12, 2017, we received word that after multiple recent hospitalizations, our friend and colleague, William Norman Grigg, had died. We have lost a champion of liberty, but we are all...

TGIF: What the Left Should Like about Public Choice

Although the public choice school of political economy has been demonized in a new work of putatively progressive fiction masquerading as intellectual history, good-faith leftists (if they don't already regard themselves as libertarians) may be...

TGIF: The Liberal Spirit and Its Opposite, Alt-Rightism

How ridiculous it is for Matt Lewis of The Daily Beast to write, "It seems observably true that libertarianism is disproportionately a gateway drug to the alt-right." To say the libertarian movement is a "gateway...

TGIF: The Religion of the State

In 1912 the pioneering French sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) published The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, which presented his findings (not without controversy) on primitive clan-based religious culture. Durkheim sought to identify the nature...
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