19 Jun 2018
Topic:  Adams, John Second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Bureaucracy A hierarchy of government officials, mostly unelected, that set policies, prescribe regulations and administer them
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
18 Jun 2018
Topic:  Bentham, Jeremy 18th/19th century English philosopher and legal scholar, an early proponent of utilitarianism
Upd   Web Sites UCL Bentham Project
University College London
 
Topic:  Cleyre, Voltairine de American anarchist writer, lecturer and activist
Upd   Articles Charles Johnson on his Many Publications, Libertarian Feminism and Anarchic Individualism
Topics include the Markets Not Capitalism anthology, some of his essays, his family, his work with Alliance of the Libertarian Left, war, constitutions, feminism, unions, the United States, Murray Rothbard, Austrian economics and the future
 
Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
Upd   Reference Founding Fathers
Definitions and history on the term "founding fathers"
 
Topic:  Hutcheson, Francis 18th century Irish philosopher
Upd   Articles Student at Glasgow College
Chapter II of Life of Adam Smith, covering the years 1737 to 1740, and delving mostly on Smith's Moral Philosophy professor, Francis Hutcheson
 
Topic:  Johnson, Charles W. Web developer, left-libertarian writer, student of philosophy
Upd   Interviews Charles Johnson on his Many Publications, Libertarian Feminism and Anarchic Individualism
Topics include the Markets Not Capitalism anthology, some of his essays, his family, his work with Alliance of the Libertarian Left, war, constitutions, feminism, unions, the United States, Murray Rothbard, Austrian economics and the future
 
Topic:  Laozi Ancient Chinese philosopher, author of the Dao De Jing
Upd   Articles Tauism
Explains Taoism, first providing a brief summary of Laozi's life and how he came to write the Tao Te Ching and then discussing some of the concepts and mythology that evolved
 
Topic:  Leef, George C. Director of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, former professor at Northwood University
Upd   Biography Dr. George C. Leef [Mackinac Center for Public Policy]
 
Topic:  LeFevre, Robert Founder of the Freedom School (later known as Rampart College) in Colorado Springs
Upd   Articles Robert LeFevre, Paying a Debt Backward
A tribute to Robert LeFevre, highlighting his solution to ensuring private justice
 
Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Writings Robert LeFevre, Paying a Debt Backward
A tribute to Robert LeFevre, highlighting his solution to ensuring private justice
 
Topic:  Ruwart, Mary Pharmaceutical research scientist, author of Healing Our World, 2008 LP presidential aspirant
Upd   Articles Charles Johnson on his Many Publications, Libertarian Feminism and Anarchic Individualism
Topics include the Markets Not Capitalism anthology, some of his essays, his family, his work with Alliance of the Libertarian Left, war, constitutions, feminism, unions, the United States, Murray Rothbard, Austrian economics and the future
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Student at Glasgow College
Chapter II of Life of Adam Smith, covering the years 1737 to 1740, and delving mostly on Smith's Moral Philosophy professor, Francis Hutcheson
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Charles Johnson on his Many Publications, Libertarian Feminism and Anarchic Individualism
Topics include the Markets Not Capitalism anthology, some of his essays, his family, his work with Alliance of the Libertarian Left, war, constitutions, feminism, unions, the United States, Murray Rothbard, Austrian economics and the future
 
Topic:  Washington, George First President of the United States
Upd   Web Sites George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
 
15 Jun 2018
Topic:  Buchanan, James M. 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Books Authored The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy
Electronic text available at The Library of Economics and Liberty.
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Books The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy
Electronic text available at The Library of Economics and Liberty.
 
Topic:  Gold Standard A monetary system in which currency values are defined in terms of gold
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Hume, David 18th century Scottish philosopher
Upd   Reference David Hume (1711-1776)
Includes list of selected works
 
Topic:  Powell, Jim Historian, author of The Triumph of Liberty
Upd   Writings Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Quesnay, François 18th century French Physiocrat economist, also trained in medicine
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Read, Leonard Founder of The Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings I, Pencil: My Family Tree as told to Leonard E. Read
Library of Economics and Liberty, Introduction by Milton Friedman, Afterword by Donald J. Boudreaux
 
Topic:  Schumpeter, Joseph 20th century Austrian economist
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Tocqueville, Alexis de Nineteenth century French historian, author of Democracy in America
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Tullock, Gordon Professor of law and economics at George Mason University
Upd   Books Authored The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy
Electronic text available at The Library of Economics and Liberty.
 
Topic:  Turgot, Anne Robert Jacques 18th century French economist
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
14 Jun 2018
Topic:  Cuban, Mark American entrepreneur, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and other businesses
Upd   Biography Mark Cuban Bio - Shark Tank - ABC.com
 
Topic:  Turgot, Anne Robert Jacques 18th century French economist
Upd   Biography Life and Works of Anne Robert Jacques Turgot
Includes portrait and bibliography (works by and about Turgot)
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727 - 1781)
Biographical sketch, part of the series "In The Liberal Tradition"
 
13 Jun 2018
Topic:  Ayau, Manuel Founder of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala
New   Writings The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
New   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
New   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
New   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Upd Topic:  Evers, Williamson American educational policy advisor
 
Topic:  Hazlitt, Henry Journalist, author of Economics in One Lesson
New   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Upd Topic:  Ravenal, Earl Professor emeritus of International Relations at Georgetown University
 
Upd Topic:  Sobran, Joseph Nationally syndicated columnist, past Senior Editor for National Review
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
New   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Upd Topic:  Williams, Walter E. Professor of Economics, author, syndicated columnist
 
12 Jun 2018
Upd Topic:  Adams, Charles Attorney, tax historian and author
 
Upd Topic:  Chapman, Steve Editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune and nationally syndicated columnist
 
Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
New   Articles Book Review: Perfect Competition and the Transformation of Economics by Frank M. Machovec
Review of the subject book, which argues that economics "embracing of perfect competition", over rivalrous competition, was a scientific revolution (as per Thomas Kuhn), but that led the profession down the wrong path
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
New   Articles Book Review: Perfect Competition and the Transformation of Economics by Frank M. Machovec
Review of the subject book, which argues that economics "embracing of perfect competition", over rivalrous competition, was a scientific revolution (as per Thomas Kuhn), but that led the profession down the wrong path
 
Upd Topic:  Klausner, Manny American lawyer, co-founding editor of Reason magazine
 
Topic:  Knight, Frank 20th century American economist of the Chicago School
New   Articles Book Review: Perfect Competition and the Transformation of Economics by Frank M. Machovec
Review of the subject book, which argues that economics "embracing of perfect competition", over rivalrous competition, was a scientific revolution (as per Thomas Kuhn), but that led the profession down the wrong path
 
Upd Topic:  Rich, Andrea Former owner of Laissez Faire Books
 
Upd Topic:  Riggenbach, Jeff Journalist, broadcaster, columnist, former executive editor of The Libertarian Review
 
Upd Topic:  Theroux, David J. Founder, President and CEO of The Independent Institute
 
11 Jun 2018
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Tell us, Senator, why did you vote in favor of war in Iraq?
Upd     ... he still won't let go of the zombie apocalypse fantasy
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is Not Atheist, Is Not Religious
Examines Rothbard's responses to Rand's atheistic views that influenced early modern libertarianism
 
Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Writings Libertarianism Is Not Atheist, Is Not Religious
Examines Rothbard's responses to Rand's atheistic views that influenced early modern libertarianism
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is Not Atheist, Is Not Religious
Examines Rothbard's responses to Rand's atheistic views that influenced early modern libertarianism
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is Not Atheist, Is Not Religious
Examines Rothbard's responses to Rand's atheistic views that influenced early modern libertarianism
 
Topic:  Washington, George First President of the United States
Upd   Biography Biography of George Washington: George Washington's Mount Vernon
Educational resource from the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
 
8 Jun 2018
Upd Topic:  Badnarik, Michael Software engineer, 2004 Libertarian Presidential candidate
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips So how was school today?
 
Upd Topic:  Bolick, Clint American attorney, co-founder of the Institute for Justice
 
Upd Topic:  Bovard, James Author, controversial Washington journalist
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
New   Articles Capitalism and the Intellectuals
Review of Paul Johnson's The Enemies of Society
 
Upd Topic:  Carey, Drew American stand-up comedian, current host of "The Price Is Right"
 
Topic:  Douglass, Frederick 19th century American abolitionist, known for his autobiography as a slave
New   Videos Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man
Presentation of the book of the same title, written by Timothy Sandefur and published by the Cato Institute, featuring the author as well as Juan Williams and Jonathan Blanks
 
Upd Topic:  Francisco Marroquín, Universidad Teaches ethical, legal and economic principles of a free society
 
Upd Topic:  Free State Project "Liberty in Our Lifetime"
 
Upd Topic:  Fully Informed Jury Association Informs about rights, powers and responsibilities of trial jurors
 
Upd Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
 
Topic:  Johnson, Paul British historian and prolific author
New   Articles Capitalism and the Intellectuals
Review of Paul Johnson's The Enemies of Society
 
Upd Topic:  Laissez Faire Books Libertarian bookstore, founded in 1972 in New York City, now online and owned by Agora Financial
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips So how was school today?
 
Topic:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Museum of Aging
 
Upd Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
 
Topic:  Politicians People who hold or are running for a political office
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Spot the Future Congressman
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips The Political Zoology Field Guide - Today's Specimen: The Preconclusive Bullsheep (Noneedus Factsus)
 
Upd Topic:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
New   Articles Capitalism and the Intellectuals
Review of Paul Johnson's The Enemies of Society
 
Upd Topic:  Rush Canadian rock band
 
Topic:  Schumpeter, Joseph 20th century Austrian economist
New   Articles Capitalism and the Intellectuals
Review of Paul Johnson's The Enemies of Society
 
Upd Topic:  Sciabarra, Chris Matthew Politics scholar at New York University, editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
 
Upd Topic:  Separation of School and State, Alliance for the Aims to improve education by liberating schools from politics
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
New   Articles Capitalism and the Intellectuals
Review of Paul Johnson's The Enemies of Society
 
7 Jun 2018
Upd Topic:  Boaz, David Executive vice president of the Cato Institute, author of Libertarianism: A Primer
 
Upd Topic:  Bradford, R. W. Co-founder, editor and publisher of Liberty (1987) magazine
 
Upd Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Casey, Doug Investment writer, author of Crisis Investing
 
Upd Topic:  Clinton, Bill Forty-second President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Crane, Ed Co-founder and former President of the Cato Institute
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Upd Topic:  George Mason University Two Nobel laureates in Economic Sciences
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Upd Topic:  Harris, Sharon President of The Advocates for Self-Government
 
Upd Topic:  Higgs, Robert Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute
 
Upd Topic:  Johnson, Gary Governor of New Mexico (1995-2003), 2012 Libertarian Party U.S. presidential candidate
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Topic:  Liberty, Moral Freedom to engage in acts injurious to one's self or one's property
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Upd Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Interviews Wendy McElroy on Sex, Rape and Libertarian Feminism
 
Upd Topic:  Mellor, Chip Co-founder, President and General Counsel of the Institute for Justice
 
Topic:  Murray, Charles Author, policy analyst, AEI scholar
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Upd Topic:  Nolan, David Co-founder of U.S. Libertarian Party, creator of political beliefs chart
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Upd Topic:  Presley, Sharon Psychologist, executive director of Resources for Independent Thinking
 
Upd Topic:  Raimondo, Justin Editorial director of Antiwar.com
 
Upd Topic:  Reed, Lawrence President of the Foundation for Economic Education, President Emeritus of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
 
Upd Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
 
Upd Topic:  Ruwart, Mary Pharmaceutical research scientist, author of Healing Our World, 2008 LP presidential aspirant
 
Upd Topic:  Sirico, Robert Co-founder and President of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
 
Upd Topic:  Stossel, John Host of "Stossel" show on Fox Business channel and former ABC News correspondent for the "20/20" newsmagazine
 
6 Jun 2018
Topic:  Badnarik, Michael Software engineer, 2004 Libertarian Presidential candidate
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips This Fall, Every Vote Counts, But These Diabolical Third-Party Candidates Could Deny John Kerry Crucial Votes in Swing States
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
New   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
New   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips I'm all for copyright protection ...
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
New   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Topic:  Liberty, Moral Freedom to engage in acts injurious to one's self or one's property
New   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Topic:  Murray, Charles Author, policy analyst, AEI scholar
New   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
New   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
Topic:  Tocqueville, Alexis de Nineteenth century French historian, author of Democracy in America
New   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian, contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America
 
5 Jun 2018
Topic:  Comparative Advantage, Law of Economic tenet formulated by David Ricardo, also Law of Association
New   Articles Explaining Commerce to the Commerce Secretary
Criticizes Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for his comments about the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, showing he "forgets some basic lessons of international trade"
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
Upd   Writings The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D.: Originally Written by Himself, and Now Translated from the French
Also known as 'The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin', addressed to his son
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
New   Articles Explaining Commerce to the Commerce Secretary
Criticizes Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for his comments about the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, showing he "forgets some basic lessons of international trade"
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips People who hate us claim there isn't any difference ...
 
Topic:  Logic The science that studies the principles of valid reasoning and argument
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips You're Watching a News Discussion Program?
 
Topic:  Mason, George Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
Upd   Writings The Virginia Declaration of Rights
This first draft was handwritten by Mason ca. 20-26 May; the page has links to images of the original document
Upd     The Virginia Declaration of Rights
This is the final version, mostly based on Mason's draft, adopted unanimously by the Virginia Convention of Delegates
 
Topic:  Politicians People who hold or are running for a political office
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips As your king, it is my duty to safeguard the freedoms of my citizens!
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips The Political Zoology Field Guide - Today's Specimen: The Tone-Deaf Bloviator (Lipus Blatherus)
Upd     The First Wordsmiths...
 
Topic:  Ricardo, David 18th/19th century British economist
New   Articles Explaining Commerce to the Commerce Secretary
Criticizes Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for his comments about the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, showing he "forgets some basic lessons of international trade"
 
Topic:  Social Security Tax Tax imposed on employers and employees to fund the Social Security system
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips All right, Madoff! Where did you get the idea ...
 
Topic:  Virginia The Old Dominion - ratified Constitution 23 Jun 1788
Upd   Articles The Virginia Declaration of Rights
This first draft was handwritten by Mason ca. 20-26 May; the page has links to images of the original document
Upd     The Virginia Declaration of Rights
This is the final version, mostly based on Mason's draft, adopted unanimously by the Virginia Convention of Delegates
 
4 Jun 2018
Upd Topic:  American Enterprise Institute Dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom
 
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips A Banker's Thanksgiving
 
Upd Topic:  Bergland, David Law professor, Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 1984
 
Upd Topic:  Block, Walter Professor of economics, Loyola University and Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute
 
Upd Topic:  Branden, Barbara Writer and lecturer, author of The Passion of Ayn Rand
 
Upd Topic:  Browne, Harry Investment author, Libertarian Party presidential candidate 1996 and 2000
 
Upd Topic:  Bush, George H. W. Director of the CIA and forty-first President of the United States
 
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Trusting Bush
 
Upd Topic:  Carter, Jimmy Thirty-ninth President of the United States
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Trusting Bush
 
Topic:  Democratic Party United States
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips IN THE FUTURE the Republican Party is dead ...
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips You're under arrest for the possesion of narcotics
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Herbie Fully Loaded: A Supreme Court Production
 
Upd Topic:  Federal Reserve System The central bank of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Ford, Gerald Thirty-eighth President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Fritz, Marshall President of Alliance for the Separation of School and State
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips The Most Active Branch of Government
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips The First "World Policeman"
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips More Wisdom of the Ages From Bernie and Phil
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips IN THE FUTURE the Republican Party is dead ...
 
Upd Topic:  Kennedy, John F. Thirty-fifth President of the United States
 
Topic:  Koch, David Executive VP of Koch Industries, 1980 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate
Upd   Biography Koch Industries' Newsroom - Koch Bios
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Defining the Law ...
 
Topic:  Liberty, Statue of Monument symbolizing liberty, in New York harbor
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips G.O.P. on Immigration
Upd     I'm working on my speech for the new statue ...
 
Upd Topic:  Machan, Tibor Professor of philosophy and business ethics, co-founder of Reason magazine
 
Upd Topic:  Marrou, Andre 1992 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 1988 Vice Presidential candidate
 
Upd Topic:  McGoohan, Patrick American-born TV and film actor, creator of the British TV series "The Prisoner"
 
Upd Topic:  Miller, Vince President of the International Society for Individual Liberty
 
Topic:  Mises Institute Research and education in classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and Austrian School of economics
Upd   Articles Von Mises Finds A Sweet Home In Alabama
Describes the Mises Institute, its location, its programs, faculty and students, including comments from Jeffrey Tucker (then a vice president at the institute)
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Von Mises Finds A Sweet Home In Alabama
Describes the Mises Institute, its location, its programs, faculty and students, including comments from Jeffrey Tucker (then a vice president at the institute)
 
Upd Topic:  Nixon, Richard Thirty-seventh President of the United States, infamous for the Watergate scandal
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Putting a Degree in Philosophy to Work ...
 
Topic:  Politicians People who hold or are running for a political office
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips The Office of Sen. Kingpit Dixon
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips The Political Zoology Field Guide - Today's Specimen: The Meandering Panda (Lackus Convictionus)
 
Topic:  Prisoner, The 1967-68 British TV series starring Patrick McGoohan
Upd   Articles From The Pen Of Chris Gregory - The Prisoner Episode By Episode
Extended summaries of each episode, intended as companion to Be Seeing You: Decoding "The Prisoner"
 
Upd Topic:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Reisman, George Professor of economics, author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips G.O.P. on Immigration
 
Upd Topic:  Sennholz, Hans German-American economist of the Austrian School
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips A Banker's Thanksgiving
 
Topic:  Star Wars 1977 science fiction movie, known as "Episode IV: A New Hope", first release of the series
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Dick Cheney's been compared to Darth Vader ...
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips 1040ez (DUBYA-2)
 
Upd Topic:  Taylor, Joan Kennedy Author, founding member of Feminists for Free Expression
 
Topic:  Trial by Jury, Right to Guarantees in criminal and civil cases
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips It's to stop the terrorists ...
 
1 Jun 2018
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles The Revolution's Forgotten Hero
 
Topic:  Boaz, David Executive vice president of the Cato Institute, author of Libertarianism: A Primer
New   Writings Benjamin Constant, Eloquent Defender of Freedom
Tribute to Constant, written on the 250th anniversary of his birth, with quotes from his speech "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with That of the Moderns"
 
Topic:  Constant, Benjamin 18th/19th Franco-Swiss author
New   Articles Benjamin Constant, Eloquent Defender of Freedom
Tribute to Constant, written on the 250th anniversary of his birth, with quotes from his speech "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with That of the Moderns"
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Revolution's Forgotten Hero
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips The Edukation Sistum Failed Mee
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips We Have Repeatedly Ruled That Citizens Should be Protected From Government ...
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
New   Articles Benjamin Constant, Eloquent Defender of Freedom
Tribute to Constant, written on the 250th anniversary of his birth, with quotes from his speech "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with That of the Moderns"
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips B.C.
Upd     Opinion polls show you have a 95% disapproval rating
 
Topic:  Jefferson, Thomas Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Revolution's Forgotten Hero
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
New   Articles Benjamin Constant, Eloquent Defender of Freedom
Tribute to Constant, written on the 250th anniversary of his birth, with quotes from his speech "The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with That of the Moderns"
 
Topic:  Mason, George Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
Upd   Articles The Revolution's Forgotten Hero
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Tax Holiday
 
31 May 2018
Topic:  Barnett, Randy Professor of law at Boston University
Upd   Home Page Georgetown Law - Faculty: Randy E. Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory
 
Topic:  Basketball Court game, points are scored by tossing ball through a hoop
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips By the way, did you realize that George Mason ...
 
Upd Topic:  Chamberlain, John 20th century American journalist and author
 
Upd Topic:  Cleveland, Grover Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Democratic Party United States
 
Upd Topic:  Eisenhower, Dwight D. Thirty-fourth President of the United States
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Rest Assured, Your Property Will be Used ...
 
Upd Topic:  Garrett, Garet Financial writer for the Saturday Evening Post
 
Topic:  George Mason University Two Nobel laureates in Economic Sciences
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips By the way, did you realize that George Mason ...
 
Upd Topic:  Grant, Ulysses S. Eighteenth President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Greaves Jr., Percy L. 20th century professor, lecturer and author
 
Upd Topic:  Grove City College Teaches and advocates free market economic theory
 
Topic:  Habeas Corpus, Writ of A written order issued to ascertain if someone is imprisoned lawfaully
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips OK, Here's Our Next Move ...
 
Upd Topic:  Harding, Warren G. Twenty-ninth President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Hillsdale College Values the merit of each unique individual
 
Upd Topic:  Jackson, Andrew Seventh President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Johnson, Andrew Seventeenth President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Johnson, Lyndon B. Thirty-sixth President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Lincoln, Abraham Sixteenth President of the United States
 
Topic:  Mason, George Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips By the way, did you realize that George Mason ...
 
Upd Topic:  McKinley, William Twenty-fifth President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Morley, Felix 20th century American journalist, editor of the Washington Post and Human Events
 
Upd Topic:  Republican Party United States
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Government Politicians, Who Never Ever Lie
 
Upd Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Van Buren, Martin Eight President of the United States
 
Upd Topic:  Wilson, Woodrow Twenty-eighth President of the United States
 
30 May 2018
Topic:  Armies, Standing Maintaining permanent armies of paid or conscripted soldiers
Upd   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles George Mason and the Bills of Rights
Relates the life of George Mason, his primary role in writing the Virginia Declaration of Rights and his opposition to ratifying the U.S. Constitution
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles George Mason and the Bills of Rights
Relates the life of George Mason, his primary role in writing the Virginia Declaration of Rights and his opposition to ratifying the U.S. Constitution
 
Topic:  Federal Reserve System The central bank of the United States
Upd   Articles Synchronized Boom, Synchronized Bust: Bad U.S. monetary policy had global consequences
Examines how the latest boom/bust cycle came into being and allegations that it was a "free market" failure
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Synchronized Boom, Synchronized Bust: Bad U.S. monetary policy had global consequences
Examines how the latest boom/bust cycle came into being and allegations that it was a "free market" failure
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Habeas Corpus, Writ of A written order issued to ascertain if someone is imprisoned lawfaully
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips I _Told_ You I Was the Decider
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Hanging on pins and needles, America awaits ...
 
Topic:  Mason, George Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
Upd   Articles George Mason and the Bills of Rights
Relates the life of George Mason, his primary role in writing the Virginia Declaration of Rights and his opposition to ratifying the U.S. Constitution
 
Topic:  Petition the Government, Right to Right to state grievances and request relief
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips The Princiiple of Our Right to Petition The Government vs. The Reality ...
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Non Sequitur
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
Upd   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Stossel, John Host of "Stossel" show on Fox Business channel and former ABC News correspondent for the "20/20" newsmagazine
Upd   Videos Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death?
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Washington, D.C. The Nation's Capital
Upd   Articles George Mason and the Bills of Rights
Relates the life of George Mason, his primary role in writing the Virginia Declaration of Rights and his opposition to ratifying the U.S. Constitution
 
Topic:  Washington, George First President of the United States
Upd   Articles George Mason and the Bills of Rights
Relates the life of George Mason, his primary role in writing the Virginia Declaration of Rights and his opposition to ratifying the U.S. Constitution
 
29 May 2018
Topic:  Armies, Standing Maintaining permanent armies of paid or conscripted soldiers
New   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Jason, I told you no squirt guns in the house!
 
Topic:  Cato Institute Non-profit public policy research foundation in Washington, DC
Upd   Awards Granted Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty
Biennial award given by the Cato Institute, in honor of Milton Friedman, to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom.
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Related Awards Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty
Biennial award given by the Cato Institute, in honor of Milton Friedman, to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom.
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
New   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Raico, Ralph American professor of history
New   Writings Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Say, Jean-Baptiste 18th-19th century French economist
New   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Good morning out there in radio land!
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
New   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Stern, Howard "The King of All Media"
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Good morning out there in radio land!
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
New   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Burt's Early Voting Opt-out System
 
28 May 2018
Topic:  Braveheart 1995 movie that recounts the story of William Wallace
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Aargh! Blast this stupid game!
 
Topic:  Egypt Territory mostly in northeast Africa, ruled since 2011 by the Jumhūrīyat Miṣr al-ʿArabīyah
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips U.S. Weapons Sent to Egypt to Foster Regional Democracy
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Our government is miles in debt ...
 
Upd Topic:  Henry, Patrick American revolutionary figure, famous for "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Bipedalism
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles The Great Lie of Modern Unions
Details the history of labor organizing, from the Knights of Labor in 1869 to the 1935 Wagner Act
 
Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Writings The Great Lie of Modern Unions
Details the history of labor organizing, from the Knights of Labor in 1869 to the 1935 Wagner Act
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips The Political Zoology Field Guide - Today's Specimen: The Couching Tiger (Perpetuous Victimus)
Upd     It was a legal technicality. Apparently, what's fair game in a campaign ad ...
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Somebody Get the Lawyers Workin' on this Freedom of the Press Thing!
Upd     All's Well ...
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Hand over your money!
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Faith will be playing a bigger role in this year's election
Upd     As the alien ship passes earth on its quadrennial voyage ...
 
25 May 2018
Topic:  Association of Libertarian Feminists Libertarian alternative to aspects of women's movement that discourage independence and individuality
Upd   Mission ALF About
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles George Mason and Individual Rights
Biographical essay highlighting Mason's ideas about individual rights and slavery, from his early childhood reading of Locke, the drafting of the Virginia Declaration of Rights to his opposition at the Virginia constitutional ratifying convention
 
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips OK, I cheated on you ... but those babies aren't mine!!
 
Topic:  Childs, Roy Editor of Libertarian Review (1977-1981) and lead book reviewer for Laissez Faire Books (1984-1992)
Upd   Articles In Memoriam
Biographical essay covering Joan Kennedy Taylor's varied career
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips We Had to Destroy It ...
 
Topic:  Foundation for Economic Education One of the oldest free-market organizations in the U.S., founded in 1946 to study and advance the freedom philosophy
Upd   Articles In Memoriam
Biographical essay covering Joan Kennedy Taylor's varied career
 
Topic:  Goldwater, Barry Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate
Upd   Articles In Memoriam
Biographical essay covering Joan Kennedy Taylor's varied career
 
Topic:  Liberty, Statue of Monument symbolizing liberty, in New York harbor
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips OK, I cheated on you ... but those babies aren't mine!!
 
Topic:  Madison, James Author of Federalist essays, fourth President of the United States
New   Articles Remembering James Madison
Written on the 265th anniversary of Madison's birth, discusses some of his ideas about republican government, as expressed in the Federalist no. 10, and contrasts them with the current political scene
 
Topic:  Mason, George Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
Upd   Articles George Mason and Individual Rights
Biographical essay highlighting Mason's ideas about individual rights and slavery, from his early childhood reading of Locke, the drafting of the Virginia Declaration of Rights to his opposition at the Virginia constitutional ratifying convention
 
Topic:  Murray, Charles Author, policy analyst, AEI scholar
Upd   Articles In Memoriam
Biographical essay covering Joan Kennedy Taylor's varied career
 
Topic:  Riggenbach, Jeff Journalist, broadcaster, columnist, former executive editor of The Libertarian Review
Upd   Writings In Memoriam
Biographical essay covering Joan Kennedy Taylor's varied career
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles George Mason and Individual Rights
Biographical essay highlighting Mason's ideas about individual rights and slavery, from his early childhood reading of Locke, the drafting of the Virginia Declaration of Rights to his opposition at the Virginia constitutional ratifying convention
 
Topic:  Taylor, Joan Kennedy Author, founding member of Feminists for Free Expression
Upd   Articles In Memoriam
Biographical essay covering Joan Kennedy Taylor's varied career
 
24 May 2018
Topic:  11 September 2001, Attacks of Terror attacks of 11 September 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips We Must Stay the Course in Iraq
 
New Topic:  Actors and Actresses Performers on film, television or plays
 
Upd Topic:  Bastiat, Circle Informal group of friends of Murray Rothbard in the early 1950s, named after the nineteenth century French economist
 
Topic:  Bentham, Jeremy 18th/19th century English philosopher and legal scholar, an early proponent of utilitarianism
New   Articles Security Cameras' Slippery Slope
Discusses the use of surveillance cameras in New York City, in London and elsewhere in the United Kingdom and in the United States, as well as drones by British police
 
Topic:  Broken Window Fallacy "What would become of the glaziers, if nobody ever broke windows?"
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Good news, Sire! The Dow is up 360 points this morning!
 
Upd Topic:  Chafuen, Alejandro President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation
 
Upd Topic:  Economic Freedom Network Co-publishers of Economic Freedom of the World
 
Upd Topic:  Eris Society Group of free thinkers who meet to discuss the arts and sciences, philosophy and theology
 
Upd Topic:  Greaves, Bettina Bien Foundation for Economic Education Resident Scholar
 
Upd Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
 
Upd Topic:  Independent Thought, Center for Non-profit educational foundation based in New York City
 
New Topic:  Investors and Traders Short term speculators and longer term investment managers
 
New Topic:  Libertarian Candidates Libertarian Party candidates for President and other offices
 
Topic:  New York City The Big Apple
New   Articles Security Cameras' Slippery Slope
Discusses the use of surveillance cameras in New York City, in London and elsewhere in the United Kingdom and in the United States, as well as drones by British police
 
Topic:  Orwell, George British writer, author of 1984 and Animal Farm
New   Articles Security Cameras' Slippery Slope
Discusses the use of surveillance cameras in New York City, in London and elsewhere in the United Kingdom and in the United States, as well as drones by British police
 
Upd Topic:  Poirot, Paul L. Editor of The Freeman (1956-1987)
 
Upd Topic:  Poole, Jr., Robert W. Founder of Reason Magazine and the Reason Foundation
 
Upd Topic:  Radical Libertarian Alliance One of the first U.S. libertarian organizations, founded in 1969
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
New   Articles Security Cameras' Slippery Slope
Discusses the use of surveillance cameras in New York City, in London and elsewhere in the United Kingdom and in the United States, as well as drones by British police
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Non Sequitur: 4th Amendment Lost & Found
Upd     Looks like a deal has finally been worked out with the N.S.A.
 
New Topic:  Universities and colleges Institutions of higher (tertiary) education
 
Upd Topic:  Wollstein, Jarret Author, co-founder of Society for Individual Liberty
 
23 May 2018
Upd Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
New   Articles Barack Obama: The Anti Economic Growth President
Lists and criticizes several of Obama's policies and proposals and discusses why economic growth and progress is beneficial
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Hmm ... Maybe we just have a semantics problem ...
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Does "worldly goods" include intellectual property?
 
Topic:  Mandeville, Bernard 18th century Dutch philosopher, physician and satirist
New   Articles Barack Obama: The Anti Economic Growth President
Lists and criticizes several of Obama's policies and proposals and discusses why economic growth and progress is beneficial
 
Topic:  Mason, George Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
Upd   Web Sites George Mason's Gunston Hall
Site of the mansion built in 1759, where George Mason lived; includes biographical, architectural, archeological, educational and visitor information
Upd   Web Pages Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: George Mason - Libertarian
Includes portrait and biography
Upd   Bibliography George Mason Research Guide
Includes sections on biography, the George Mason papers, the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Bill of Rights, the American Revolution, and Politics and the Law
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
New   Articles Barack Obama: The Anti Economic Growth President
Lists and criticizes several of Obama's policies and proposals and discusses why economic growth and progress is beneficial
 
Topic:  Powell, Jim Historian, author of The Triumph of Liberty
New   Writings Barack Obama: The Anti Economic Growth President
Lists and criticizes several of Obama's policies and proposals and discusses why economic growth and progress is beneficial
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
New   Articles Barack Obama: The Anti Economic Growth President
Lists and criticizes several of Obama's policies and proposals and discusses why economic growth and progress is beneficial
 
Topic:  Simon, Julian Professor of Business Administration, author
New   Articles Barack Obama: The Anti Economic Growth President
Lists and criticizes several of Obama's policies and proposals and discusses why economic growth and progress is beneficial
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
New   Articles Barack Obama: The Anti Economic Growth President
Lists and criticizes several of Obama's policies and proposals and discusses why economic growth and progress is beneficial
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
New   Articles Barack Obama: The Anti Economic Growth President
Lists and criticizes several of Obama's policies and proposals and discusses why economic growth and progress is beneficial
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Lots of famous art may have been inspired by taxes
 
Topic:  Turgot, Anne Robert Jacques 18th century French economist
New   Articles Barack Obama: The Anti Economic Growth President
Lists and criticizes several of Obama's policies and proposals and discusses why economic growth and progress is beneficial
 
22 May 2018
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
New   Articles FBI Free to Ambush our Bill of Rights
Discusses the Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations changed and expanded by Attorney General Michael Mukasey in late 2008 and retained by the Obama administration
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
New   Articles FBI Free to Ambush our Bill of Rights
Discusses the Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations changed and expanded by Attorney General Michael Mukasey in late 2008 and retained by the Obama administration
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Well, If You Have a Better Idea of Where ...
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Golly! I was right! Government isn't the solution ...
Context: Hurricane Katrina
Upd     The Office of Sen. Kingpit Dixon
 
Topic:  Mason, George Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
New   Articles FBI Free to Ambush our Bill of Rights
Discusses the Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations changed and expanded by Attorney General Michael Mukasey in late 2008 and retained by the Obama administration
Upd   Biography The Founding Fathers: Virginia | National Archives: George Mason, Virginia
 
Topic:  Petition the Government, Right to Right to state grievances and request relief
Upd   Web Sites First Amendment Center: Petition
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips You Are Under Arrest
 
Topic:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Golly! I was right! Government isn't the solution ...
Context: Hurricane Katrina
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
New   Articles FBI Free to Ambush our Bill of Rights
Discusses the Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations changed and expanded by Attorney General Michael Mukasey in late 2008 and retained by the Obama administration
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips March Madness
 
21 May 2018
Topic:  Adams, John Second President of the United States
New   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Declaration of Independence, United States The document that formed the United States of America
New   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips I see a future with a political system called democracy
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Thanks to Your Ruling on Eminent Domain ...
 
Topic:  Ferguson, Adam 18th century Scottish philosopher and historian
New   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
New   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
New   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Leary, Denis Stand-up comedian, TV and film actor, producer
Upd   Interviews Q&A With Denis Leary
ABCNEWS.com PrimeTime Q&A
 
Topic:  Lebanon Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1946 by the al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah
New   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Liberty, Statue of Monument symbolizing liberty, in New York harbor
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Now Reopened!
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips Dan Wasserman
 
Topic:  Popper, Karl 20th century Austrian-born British philosopher
New   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of the Future of Freedom journal
Upd   Interviews Sheldon Richman on Almost Everything - From a Libertarian Standpoint
Topics discussed include Obamacare, the U.S. Constitution, the Middle East, politicians, whistleblowers, central banking, the Tea Party, Bitcoin and global warming
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
New   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips I heard Howard Stern once ...
 
Topic:  Stern, Howard "The King of All Media"
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips I heard Howard Stern once ...
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
New   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips OK, Jimmy... That's 3 pounds... which puts you at the 33% bracket...
 
Topic:  Washington, George First President of the United States
New   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification