Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Libertarianism

Chelsea Manning Again Attempts Suicide in Prison

Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday. Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio...

Introduction to Public Choice

Public choice uses economic methods to analyze political decision-making. Too often, both “policy experts” and the general public perceive problems and conclude that the government should do something about them, without evaluating whether government...

Immigration Controls Are Socialist

In the classical-liberal age of 19th-century Europe, there were no immigration controls. Here is how Gustav Stolper — a German economist, classical liberal, and an immigrant — described the world he had known: This economic...

Reviving Libertarianism

Those who favor limited government shouldn’t ignore the virtue factor. American politics is awhirl. Donald Trump’s transformation of the right is the clearest sign of it. But the left is reborn, too—in outraged opposition to...

To Defend Civilization We Must First Understand It

Everyone is worried about the downfall of civilization and the rise of barbarism. The left sees Trump as a retrograde menace to the diverse and inclusive society of their hopes and dreams. They use...

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...

Review of “Libertarian Anarchy: The Case Against the State”

Gerard Casey, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at University College in Dublin, Ireland, and an Adjunct Scholar at the Mises Institute, has written a concise, excellently sourced treatise promoting the political philosophy he labels...

Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty

WHAT is patriotism? Is it love of one’s birthplace, the place of childhood’s recollections and hopes, dreams and aspirations? Is it the place where, in childlike naivety, we would watch the fleeting clouds, and...

The Death of Politics

This is not a time of radical, revolutionary politics. Not yet. Unrest, riot, dissent, and chaos notwithstanding, today's politics is reactionary. Both Left and Right are reactionary and authoritarian. That is to say, both...
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