25 Sep 2017
Topic:  Becker, Gary S. Professor of economics at the University of Chicago, 1992 Nobel Prize winner in Economics
Upd   Awards Received 1992 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes autobrography, prize lecture and banquet speech
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
New   Articles The FDA Thinks Pop Tarts Are Healthier Than Avocados
Discusses the FDA "healthy" food labeling standards and the efforts of one company attempting to revise the FDA rules
 
22 Sep 2017
Topic:  Machan, Tibor R. Professor of philosophy and business ethics, co-founder of Reason magazine
New   Articles Book Review: Individuals And Their Rights by Tibor R. Machan
Review of Tibor Machan's 1989 book Individuals and Their Rights
 
Topic:  Non-aggression Principle The libertarian principle that no person should initiate force against another
New   Articles Book Review: Individuals And Their Rights by Tibor R. Machan
Review of Tibor Machan's 1989 book Individuals and Their Rights
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
New   Articles Book Review: Individuals And Their Rights by Tibor R. Machan
Review of Tibor Machan's 1989 book Individuals and Their Rights
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
New   Articles Book Review: Individuals And Their Rights by Tibor R. Machan
Review of Tibor Machan's 1989 book Individuals and Their Rights
 
21 Sep 2017
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
New   Articles Competing Money Supplies
Discusses the arguments in favorand against free banking, with multiple private banks issuing their own notes, including historical precedents and proposals for the medium for note redemption
 
Topic:  Central Banking The practice of establishing a country's monetary policy through a government-owned or -controlled institution
New   Articles Competing Money Supplies
Discusses the arguments in favorand against free banking, with multiple private banks issuing their own notes, including historical precedents and proposals for the medium for note redemption
 
Topic:  Gold Standard A monetary system in which currency values are defined in terms of gold
New   Articles Competing Money Supplies
Discusses the arguments in favorand against free banking, with multiple private banks issuing their own notes, including historical precedents and proposals for the medium for note redemption
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
New   Articles Competing Money Supplies
Discusses the arguments in favorand against free banking, with multiple private banks issuing their own notes, including historical precedents and proposals for the medium for note redemption
 
20 Sep 2017
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
New   Articles Ludwig von Mises and the Justification of the Liberal Order
Critically examines various Mises' writings on liberalism, democracy, the wisdom of the masses, special-interest politics, equal treatment under the law, anarchism, self-determination and of course economics
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
New   Articles Ludwig von Mises and the Justification of the Liberal Order
Critically examines various Mises' writings on liberalism, democracy, the wisdom of the masses, special-interest politics, equal treatment under the law, anarchism, self-determination and of course economics
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
New   Articles Ludwig von Mises and the Justification of the Liberal Order
Critically examines various Mises' writings on liberalism, democracy, the wisdom of the masses, special-interest politics, equal treatment under the law, anarchism, self-determination and of course economics
 
Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
New   Articles Ludwig von Mises and the Justification of the Liberal Order
Critically examines various Mises' writings on liberalism, democracy, the wisdom of the masses, special-interest politics, equal treatment under the law, anarchism, self-determination and of course economics
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
New   Articles Ludwig von Mises and the Justification of the Liberal Order
Critically examines various Mises' writings on liberalism, democracy, the wisdom of the masses, special-interest politics, equal treatment under the law, anarchism, self-determination and of course economics
 
Topic:  Limited Government Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
New   Articles Ludwig von Mises and the Justification of the Liberal Order
Critically examines various Mises' writings on liberalism, democracy, the wisdom of the masses, special-interest politics, equal treatment under the law, anarchism, self-determination and of course economics
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
New   Articles Ludwig von Mises and the Justification of the Liberal Order
Critically examines various Mises' writings on liberalism, democracy, the wisdom of the masses, special-interest politics, equal treatment under the law, anarchism, self-determination and of course economics
 
Topic:  Praxeology The study of purposeful human action
New   Articles Ludwig von Mises and the Justification of the Liberal Order
Critically examines various Mises' writings on liberalism, democracy, the wisdom of the masses, special-interest politics, equal treatment under the law, anarchism, self-determination and of course economics
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
New   Articles Ludwig von Mises and the Justification of the Liberal Order
Critically examines various Mises' writings on liberalism, democracy, the wisdom of the masses, special-interest politics, equal treatment under the law, anarchism, self-determination and of course economics
 
Topic:  Rosemond, John American family psychologist and syndicated columnist
Upd   Biography John's Bio in brief
 
19 Sep 2017
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
New   Articles The Economics Behind the U.S. Government's Unwinnable War on Drugs
Analyzes the economics of the drug war, including the demand-supply effects of prohibition on both users and distributors, the effects of higher prices and variable quality, comparisons to alcohol prohibition and external effects
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
New   Articles The Economics Behind the U.S. Government's Unwinnable War on Drugs
Analyzes the economics of the drug war, including the demand-supply effects of prohibition on both users and distributors, the effects of higher prices and variable quality, comparisons to alcohol prohibition and external effects
 
Topic:  Searches, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
New   Articles The Economics Behind the U.S. Government's Unwinnable War on Drugs
Analyzes the economics of the drug war, including the demand-supply effects of prohibition on both users and distributors, the effects of higher prices and variable quality, comparisons to alcohol prohibition and external effects
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
New   Articles The Economics Behind the U.S. Government's Unwinnable War on Drugs
Analyzes the economics of the drug war, including the demand-supply effects of prohibition on both users and distributors, the effects of higher prices and variable quality, comparisons to alcohol prohibition and external effects
 
Topic:  War on Drugs Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
New   Articles The Economics Behind the U.S. Government's Unwinnable War on Drugs
Analyzes the economics of the drug war, including the demand-supply effects of prohibition on both users and distributors, the effects of higher prices and variable quality, comparisons to alcohol prohibition and external effects
 
18 Sep 2017
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
New   Articles Would a Return to Conscription Substantially Reduce the Probability of War?
Analyzes the question of whether reintroducing military conscription would incentivize the rich and powerful to object to "military adventurism" and thus prevent war; also includes a moral argument against the draft
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
New   Articles Would a Return to Conscription Substantially Reduce the Probability of War?
Analyzes the question of whether reintroducing military conscription would incentivize the rich and powerful to object to "military adventurism" and thus prevent war; also includes a moral argument against the draft
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
New   Articles Would a Return to Conscription Substantially Reduce the Probability of War?
Analyzes the question of whether reintroducing military conscription would incentivize the rich and powerful to object to "military adventurism" and thus prevent war; also includes a moral argument against the draft
 
15 Sep 2017
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Henry, Patrick American revolutionary figure, famous for "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
Upd   Writings Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
Text of the speech given at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia to the Virginia House of Burgesses
 
Topic:  Individual Liberty Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
New   Articles Libertarian as Logician: The True Essence of Libertarianism
Discusses the results of a study that showed self-identified libertarians tend to reason logically about moral issues rather than rely on heuristics
 
Topic:  Logic The science that studies the principles of valid reasoning and argument
New   Articles Libertarian as Logician: The True Essence of Libertarianism
Discusses the results of a study that showed self-identified libertarians tend to reason logically about moral issues rather than rely on heuristics
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist
Upd   Writings Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
14 Sep 2017
Topic:  Atheism The philosophical position that belief in gods and other deities is invalid
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
New   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
Upd     H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Gold Standard A monetary system in which currency values are defined in terms of gold
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
New   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
Upd     H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Individual Liberty Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
New   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
Upd     H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Mencken, Henry Louis Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist
New   Writings Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Music Classical, jazz, rock, etc.
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Nobel Prize Annual international awards in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics
Upd   Related Awards Nobel Peace Prize
 
Topic:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
New   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Rosemond, John American family psychologist and syndicated columnist
Upd   Home Page Welcome to Affirmative Parenting
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray N. Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Searches, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
New   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
New   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from the self-selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
13 Sep 2017
Topic:  Cancer A group of diseases caused by uncontrolled cell division leading to malignant growth
New   Articles Risk and Safety
Discusses the increase since the 1950s in government regulation of risks to health and safety, and the views of proponents and opponents of a "riskless society"
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
New   Articles Risk and Safety
Discusses the increase since the 1950s in government regulation of risks to health and safety, and the views of proponents and opponents of a "riskless society"
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
New   Articles Risk and Safety
Discusses the increase since the 1950s in government regulation of risks to health and safety, and the views of proponents and opponents of a "riskless society"
 
12 Sep 2017
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
New   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
New   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
New   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Economic Freedom Absence of coercion or controls over economic activities
New   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
New   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
New   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
New   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
New   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Thiel, Peter A. Co-founder and former CEO of PayPal
Upd   Articles Innovators And influencers 2002: A World Of Opportunity
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
New   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
11 Sep 2017
Topic:  Bennett, James T. Professor of economics and author
Upd   Home Page James T. Bennett - GMU Economics Department
 
Topic:  Buchanan, James M. 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Biography Economics - Faculty and Staff: James M Buchanan
Emeritus Faculty, George Mason University
Upd   Awards Received 1986 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes curriculum vitae, prize lecture and banquet speech
 
Topic:  Colley, Michael C. Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral, former Pacific Fleet commander
Upd   Web Pages USS Proteus (AS 19)
Submarine tender commanded by then Captain Colley, 1980-82
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Awards Received 1976 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes autobiography, prize lecture and banquet speech
 
Topic:  Grove City College Teaches and advocates free market economic theory
Upd   Home Page Grove City College
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich A. 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Awards Received 1974 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes curriculum vitae, prize lecture and banquet speech
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Web Sites Military-Industrial Complex
Records and tallies publicly-reported contracts between corporations and agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense
 
Topic:  Nobel Prize Annual international awards in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics
Upd   Related Awards Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
 
Topic:  Pauling, Linus Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1954) and Peace (1962)
Upd   Awards Received 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Includes biography, prize lecture and banquet speech
 
Topic:  Shermer, Michael Founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, Executive Director of the Skeptics Society
Upd   Biography Skeptic: Meet Michael Shermer
 
Topic:  Smith, Vernon L. 2002 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Biography Vernon L. Smith
Upd   Awards Received 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes prize lecture, banquet speech and video interview
 
8 Sep 2017
Topic:  Gold Standard A monetary system in which currency values are defined in terms of gold
New   Articles Making Money Disappear
Defines money, discusses inflation and the gold standard and suggests that the problems will only go away if governments relinquish their monopolies on money issuance
 
Topic:  Inflation Popularly, a rise in prices of goods and services; in economics, monetary expansion
New   Articles Making Money Disappear
Defines money, discusses inflation and the gold standard and suggests that the problems will only go away if governments relinquish their monopolies on money issuance
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
New   Articles Making Money Disappear
Defines money, discusses inflation and the gold standard and suggests that the problems will only go away if governments relinquish their monopolies on money issuance
 
Topic:  Zimbabwe Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1980 by the Republic of Zimbabwe
New   Articles Making Money Disappear
Defines money, discusses inflation and the gold standard and suggests that the problems will only go away if governments relinquish their monopolies on money issuance
 
7 Sep 2017
Topic:  Adams, John Second President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining the growth of the United States government
 
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
New   Articles 'Anarchist' Idiocy
Discusses a Washington Post story about Greek so-called "anarchists" who were protesting the "rolling back of social safety nets"
 
Topic:  Boaz, David Executive vice president of the Cato Institute, author of Libertarianism: A Primer
New   Writings 'Anarchist' Idiocy
Discusses a Washington Post story about Greek so-called "anarchists" who were protesting the "rolling back of social safety nets"
 
Topic:  Broken Window Fallacy "What would become of the glaziers, if nobody ever broke windows?"
New   Articles The Failure of Macroeconomics
Discusses the views of various economists on the slow GDP growth after the 2008 recession, what are the causes and what can be done about it
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining the growth of the United States government
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
New   Articles The Failure of Macroeconomics
Discusses the views of various economists on the slow GDP growth after the 2008 recession, what are the causes and what can be done about it
 
Topic:  India Territory in southern Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Bhārat Gaṇarājya
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining the growth of the United States government
 
Topic:  Netherlands Territory in northwest Europe, ruled since 1815 by the Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining the growth of the United States government
 
Topic:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Writings The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining the growth of the United States government
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining the growth of the United States government
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining the growth of the United States government
 
Topic:  War on Drugs Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
New   Web Pages Drug War | Cato Institute
Commentary, studies, articles and other research from the Cato Institute on the war on drugs
 
6 Sep 2017
Topic:  Bill of Rights First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
New   Articles Individual Liberty and the Constitution: A Response to Robert Bork
Responds to Robert Bork's essay "Individual Liberty and the Constitution" published in the June 2008 issue of The American Spectator
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
New   Articles Smoking Bans Are Dangerous to a Free Society's Health
Argues against proposed legislation in the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland to ban smoking in restaurants and bars
 
Topic:  Enumerated Powers Constitutional doctrine of limiting the Federal Government to explicitly granted powers
New   Articles Individual Liberty and the Constitution: A Response to Robert Bork
Responds to Robert Bork's essay "Individual Liberty and the Constitution" published in the June 2008 issue of The American Spectator
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
New   Articles Smoking Bans Are Dangerous to a Free Society's Health
Argues against proposed legislation in the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland to ban smoking in restaurants and bars
 
Topic:  Individual Liberty Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
New   Articles Individual Liberty and the Constitution: A Response to Robert Bork
Responds to Robert Bork's essay "Individual Liberty and the Constitution" published in the June 2008 issue of The American Spectator
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
New   Articles Smoking Bans Are Dangerous to a Free Society's Health
Argues against proposed legislation in the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland to ban smoking in restaurants and bars
 
5 Sep 2017
Topic:  Mullis, Kary B. 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for invention of the Polymerase Chain Reaction method
Upd   Awards Received 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Includes autobiography, prize lecture and other information
 
Topic:  Pauling, Linus Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1954) and Peace (1962)
Upd   Awards Received 1962 Nobel Peace Prize
Includes biography and prize lecture
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
New   Articles A Philosophy Lesson
Argues, with various examples, that many current problems stem from the lack of proper (philosophical) reasoning, such as category errors (e.g., being unable to distinguish between stick drawings or plastic molds of guns and actual weapons)
 
4 Sep 2017
Topic:  Becker, Gary S. Professor of economics at the University of Chicago, 1992 Nobel Prize winner in Economics
Upd   Biography Gary S. Becker - Autobiography
At Nobelprize.org
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Happy Birthday Ayn Rand! February 2 Marks Birthday of Literary Atlas: Ayn Rand
Short biographical essay highlighting Rand's two major works
 
31 Aug 2017
Topic:  Association of Libertarian Feminists Libertarian alternative to aspects of women's movement that discourage independence and individuality
New   Web Pages AssnofLibertarian Feminists
YouTube channel of the Association of Libertarian Feminists
 
Topic:  Mencken, Henry Louis Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Videos H. L. Mencken Interview
Recording made at the request of the Library of Congress; interviewed by Donald Kirkley who was an editor for The Baltimore Sun and first met Mencken in 1920
 
Topic:  Miller, Dennis American stand-up comedian, Emmy award winner for "Dennis Miller Live"
Upd   Videos Dennis Miller interviews Ron Paul
Radio interview
 
Topic:  Morley, Sean Professional wrestler, a.k.a. Val Venis
Upd   Videos Motorhome Diaries Interviews Sean Morley aka Val Venis & Freetarian
Morley describes how he discovered libertarian ideas, how government interferes with personal choice, and his influence on Kane (Glenn Jacobs)
 
Topic:  Nolan, David F. Co-founder of U.S. Libertarian Party, creator of political beliefs chart
Upd   Videos Interview with David Nolan, Libertarian Party Founder
Jason asks Nolan about the founding and the current direction of the Libertarian Party, the Nolan chart and his current projects
 
Topic:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Videos Dennis Miller interviews Ron Paul
Radio interview
 
Topic:  Schulman, J. Neil American science fiction writer, winner of Prometheus Best Novel and Hall of Fame awards
Upd   Videos Alongside Night Author J Neil Schulman sat down with MHD in Las Vegas
Schulman discusses agorism, countereconomics, Sam Konkin, Alongside Night and his current projects based on the latter
 
30 Aug 2017
Topic:  Acton Institute Promotes a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty
New   Web Pages Acton Institute - YouTube
YouTube channel of the Acton Institute
 
Topic:  Advocates for Self-Government Non-profit, non-partisan libertarian educational organization
New   Web Pages The Advocates for Self-Government - YouTube
YouTube channel of the Advocates for Self-Government
 
Topic:  Casey, Doug Investment writer, author of Crisis Investing
Upd   Videos U.S. Foreign Policy and the War in Iraq
Debate between Congressman Ron Paul and Doug Casey vs. Dinesh D'Souza and Larry Abraham, at FreedomFest, Las Vegas
 
Topic:  Center for a Stateless Society Dedicated to building public awareness of, and support for, market anarchism
New   Web Pages C4SS Feed 44 - YouTube
YouTube channel of the Center for a Stateless Society
 
Topic:  Friedman, David D. Professor of Law and Economics
Upd   Videos The Machinery Of Freedom: Illustrated summary
Excellent animated illustration of talk given by David Friedman (shortened)
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
New   Videos Rose and Milton Friedman on Mont Pelerin Society
The Friedmans are interviewed at the time of the 2002 Mont Pelerin meeting in London which they were unable to attend; Milton reminisces about the first meeting and discusses the changes in the political and economic environment since its founding
 
Topic:  Future of Freedom Foundation Advances libertarian philosophy
New   Web Pages The Future of Freedom Foundation - YouTube
YouTube channel of the Future of Freedom Foundation
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob G. President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Videos Leonard Liggio on the Rise of the Modern American Libertarian Movement
Talk given at Vienna Coffee Club (Future of Freedom Foundation). Liggio starts off with the New Deal and covers many events and individuals both at the core and the periphery of the modern libertarian movement
 
Topic:  Independent Institute Aims to redefine the debate over public issues
New   Web Pages Independent Institute - YouTube
YouTube channel of the Independent Institute
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Videos U.S. Foreign Policy and the War in Iraq
Debate between Congressman Ron Paul and Doug Casey vs. Dinesh D'Souza and Larry Abraham, at FreedomFest, Las Vegas
 
Topic:  Mont Pelerin Society Aims to strengthen the principles and practice of a free society
New   Videos Rose and Milton Friedman on Mont Pelerin Society
The Friedmans are interviewed at the time of the 2002 Mont Pelerin meeting in London which they were unable to attend; Milton reminisces about the first meeting and discusses the changes in the political and economic environment since its founding
 
Topic:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Videos U.S. Foreign Policy and the War in Iraq
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Upd     Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve
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Topic:  Pearson, Durk Pioneer in life extension, expert in anti-aging research and brain biochemistry
Upd   Videos Tom Snyder Interviews Durk Pearson and Jerry Pournelle: Part 1
Durk and Jerry discuss a number of nutrients (choline, thymosin, B12, etc.) they use, the FDA and the Proxmire amendment, and adjusting physiology to live longer
Upd     Tom Snyder Interviews Durk Pearson and Jerry Pournelle: Part 2
Jerry describes his Cromemco Z80 personal computer and Electric Pencil word processor, and Durk and Jerry discuss a number of past and future technologies
Upd     Tom Snyder Interviews Durk Pearson and Jerry Pournelle: Part 3
Durk and Jerry predict how computers and microprocessors were to play a "much more important part in people's lives"
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Llewellyn H., Jr. President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Videos Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve
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Topic:  Rothbard, Murray N. Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Videos Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve
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Topic:  Rush Canadian rock band
Upd   Home Page Rush
 
Topic:  Salerno, Joseph T. American economist of the Austrian school, professor at Pace University
Upd   Videos Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve
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Topic:  Students for Liberty Worldwide network of pro-liberty students and student organizations
New   Web Pages Students For Liberty - YouTube
YouTube channel of the Students For Liberty
 
Topic:  Teller Shorter, quieter half of Penn and Teller magician duo
Upd   Videos Penn and Teller Explain Sleight of Hand
Teller demonstrates seven principles of magic while Penn explains
 
29 Aug 2017
Topic:  Atlas Network Helps to develop a network of worldwide market-oriented think tanks
New   Web Pages Atlas Network - YouTube
YouTube channel of the Atlas Network
 
Topic:  Cato Institute Non-profit public policy research foundation in Washington, DC
New   Web Pages The Cato Institute - YouTube
YouTube channel of the Cato Institute
 
Topic:  International Society for Individual Liberty Dedicated to the ideals of free markets, social tolerance and individual responsibility
New   Web Pages ISIL media - YouTube
YouTube channel of the International Society for Individual Liberty
 
Topic:  Justice, Institute for Libertarian public interest law firm
New   Web Pages InstituteForJustice - YouTube
YouTube channel of the Institute for Justice
 
Topic:  Nozick, Robert Professor of philosophy, author of Anarchy, State, and Utopia
New   Videos On Robert Nozick and Liberty
Lecture, with audience participation, on the political philosophy of Nozick
 
28 Aug 2017
Topic:  Badnarik, Michael Software engineer, 2004 Libertarian Presidential candidate
Upd   Articles Libertarian Party Says It Will Drain Votes From Bush
 
Topic:  Bentham, Jeremy 18th/19th century English philosopher and legal scholar, an early proponent of utilitarianism
Upd   Biography Who Was Jeremy Bentham?
University College London, Bentham Project
 
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Pentagon Whistle-Blower on the Coming War With Iran
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Topic:  Carter, Jimmy Thirty-ninth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Pentagon Whistle-Blower on the Coming War With Iran
Interviewed by James Harris and Josh Scheer of Truthdig; topics include possible conflict with Iran, the Pentagon situation prior to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Office of Special Plans, Vietnam, terrorism and neoconservatism
 
Topic:  Friedman, David D. Professor of Law and Economics
Upd   Writings Anarchy is not Chaos
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles Pentagon Whistle-Blower on the Coming War With Iran
Interviewed by James Harris and Josh Scheer of Truthdig; topics include possible conflict with Iran, the Pentagon situation prior to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Office of Special Plans, Vietnam, terrorism and neoconservatism
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles Pentagon Whistle-Blower on the Coming War With Iran
Interviewed by James Harris and Josh Scheer of Truthdig; topics include possible conflict with Iran, the Pentagon situation prior to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Office of Special Plans, Vietnam, terrorism and neoconservatism
 
Topic:  Kwiatkowski, Karen Retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, columnist for MilitaryWeek.com
Upd   Interviews Pentagon Whistle-Blower on the Coming War With Iran
Interviewed by James Harris and Josh Scheer of Truthdig; topics include possible conflict with Iran, the Pentagon situation prior to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Office of Special Plans, Vietnam, terrorism and neoconservatism
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
New   Videos Stephen Cox on Libertarian Literature and Prisons as Failed Planned Societies
Cox discusses The Woman and the Dynamo (his biography of Isabel Paterson), her book The God of the Machine, his book The Big House (about American prisons) and Liberty magazine
 
Topic:  Mencken, Henry Louis Journalist, author of The American Language
New   Videos H. L. Mencken Interview
Recording made at the request of the Library of Congress; interviewed by Donald Kirkley who was an editor for The Baltimore Sun and first met Mencken in 1920
 
Topic:  Paterson, Isabel Canadian-born, American literary critic, author of The God of the Machine
New   Videos Stephen Cox on Libertarian Literature and Prisons as Failed Planned Societies
Cox discusses The Woman and the Dynamo (his biography of Isabel Paterson), her book The God of the Machine, his book The Big House (about American prisons) and Liberty magazine
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Articles Pentagon Whistle-Blower on the Coming War With Iran
Interviewed by James Harris and Josh Scheer of Truthdig; topics include possible conflict with Iran, the Pentagon situation prior to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Office of Special Plans, Vietnam, terrorism and neoconservatism
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles Pentagon Whistle-Blower on the Coming War With Iran
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Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   Articles Pentagon Whistle-Blower on the Coming War With Iran
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Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Pentagon Whistle-Blower on the Coming War With Iran
Interviewed by James Harris and Josh Scheer of Truthdig; topics include possible conflict with Iran, the Pentagon situation prior to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Office of Special Plans, Vietnam, terrorism and neoconservatism