24 Apr 2019
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Does Freedom Require Empire?
Critiques an essay by Daniel McCarthy justifying British and American imperialism by insisting that "power is the basis of the peaceful order upon which liberal democracy rests"
 
Topic:  Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers Professor of economics and history at San Jose State University
Upd   Articles Does Freedom Require Empire?
Critiques an essay by Daniel McCarthy justifying British and American imperialism by insisting that "power is the basis of the peaceful order upon which liberal democracy rests"
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles Does Freedom Require Empire?
Critiques an essay by Daniel McCarthy justifying British and American imperialism by insisting that "power is the basis of the peaceful order upon which liberal democracy rests"
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles Does Freedom Require Empire?
Critiques an essay by Daniel McCarthy justifying British and American imperialism by insisting that "power is the basis of the peaceful order upon which liberal democracy rests"
 
Topic:  Middle East The countries of southwestern Asia and, conventionally, Egypt
Upd   Articles We Must Not Be the World’s Policeman
Considers whether United States government actions against the goverment of Bashar al-Assad are justified from moral and constitutional perspectives
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Does Freedom Require Empire?
Critiques an essay by Daniel McCarthy justifying British and American imperialism by insisting that "power is the basis of the peaceful order upon which liberal democracy rests"
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings We Must Not Be the World’s Policeman
Considers whether United States government actions against the goverment of Bashar al-Assad are justified from moral and constitutional perspectives
Upd     Does Freedom Require Empire?
Critiques an essay by Daniel McCarthy justifying British and American imperialism by insisting that "power is the basis of the peaceful order upon which liberal democracy rests"
 
Topic:  Syria Territory in southwest Asia, nominally ruled since 1961 by the al-Jumhūriyyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūriyyah
Upd   Articles We Must Not Be the World’s Policeman
Considers whether United States government actions against the goverment of Bashar al-Assad are justified from moral and constitutional perspectives
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles We Must Not Be the World’s Policeman
Considers whether United States government actions against the goverment of Bashar al-Assad are justified from moral and constitutional perspectives
 
23 Apr 2019
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Election 2014: The Good News and Bad
Sobering comments on elections, governments, democracy and why voting is of so little consequence to the individual voter
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Biography Reason Magazine - Staff > Nick Gillespie
Upd   Archived Articles Staff: Nick Gillespie - Reason Magazine: Articles
since Apr 1994
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Election 2014: The Good News and Bad
Sobering comments on elections, governments, democracy and why voting is of so little consequence to the individual voter
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
Upd   Articles More Evidence That Everything the Government Teaches Us About Eating Is Wrong
Discusses the findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology nutitrion study and how they mesh with government sanctioned dietary guidelines
 
Topic:  Hume, David 18th century Scottish philosopher
Upd   Articles It's Not Edward Snowden Who Betrayed Us
Discusses statements from progressive and conservative apologists for the NSA surveillance disclosed by Snowden and constrasts them to writings by David Hume and Lord Acton
 
Topic:  Machan, Tibor Professor of philosophy and business ethics, co-founder of Reason magazine
Upd   Articles Introduction to Philosophical Inquiries
Brief review of Tibor Machan's book Introduction to Philosophical Inquiries
 
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:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles Pentagon Conduits
Discusses the revelations about TV news analysts briefed by the Pentagon and connected to military contractors, large and small
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Articles Introduction to Philosophical Inquiries
Brief review of Tibor Machan's book Introduction to Philosophical Inquiries
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Articles Pentagon Conduits
Discusses the revelations about TV news analysts briefed by the Pentagon and connected to military contractors, large and small
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Pentagon Conduits
Discusses the revelations about TV news analysts briefed by the Pentagon and connected to military contractors, large and small
Upd     It's Not Edward Snowden Who Betrayed Us
Discusses statements from progressive and conservative apologists for the NSA surveillance disclosed by Snowden and constrasts them to writings by David Hume and Lord Acton
Upd     Election 2014: The Good News and Bad
Sobering comments on elections, governments, democracy and why voting is of so little consequence to the individual voter
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles It's Not Edward Snowden Who Betrayed Us
Discusses statements from progressive and conservative apologists for the NSA surveillance disclosed by Snowden and constrasts them to writings by David Hume and Lord Acton
 
Topic:  Sports Athletic games of skill
Upd   Articles If You Build It, They Will Leave: Sports teams fleece the taxpayer, again.
 
Topic:  Stossel, John Host of "Stossel" show on Fox Business channel and former ABC News correspondent for the "20/20" newsmagazine
Upd   Writings Confessions of a Welfare Queen: How rich bastards like me rip off taxpayers for millions of dollars
 
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
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Election 2014: The Good News and Bad
Sobering comments on elections, governments, democracy and why voting is of so little consequence to the individual voter
 
22 Apr 2019
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Writings Our Secret Desires
Originally "Abondance, Disette" (Abundance, Scarcity), an essay in Economic Sophisms, translated in 1964 by Arthur Goddard
 
Topic:  Block, Walter Professor of economics, Loyola University and Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other"
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Our Secret Desires
Originally "Abondance, Disette" (Abundance, Scarcity), an essay in Economic Sophisms, translated in 1964 by Arthur Goddard
 
Topic:  Jefferson, Thomas Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States
Upd   Web Sites Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Owned and maintained by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (a non-profit corporation) since 1923 and opened to the public a year later
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Our Secret Desires
Originally "Abondance, Disette" (Abundance, Scarcity), an essay in Economic Sophisms, translated in 1964 by Arthur Goddard
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other"
 
Topic:  Life Extension Methods for slowing or reversing aging and extending human life
Upd   Articles Diary of an Immortal Man
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
Upd   Articles Our Secret Desires
Originally "Abondance, Disette" (Abundance, Scarcity), an essay in Economic Sophisms, translated in 1964 by Arthur Goddard
 
Topic:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
Upd   Writings Adam Smith Needs a Paper Clip
A short history of pins from Adam Smith in the late 18th century to the invention of the paper clip at the turn of the 19th century
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Our Secret Desires
Originally "Abondance, Disette" (Abundance, Scarcity), an essay in Economic Sophisms, translated in 1964 by Arthur Goddard
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Preventing Opposition to War
Explains why the George W. Bush administration has not gotten more people directly involved in its foreign wars, such as by conscription, war bonds or demanding "sacrifices"
Upd     Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other"
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other"
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Adam Smith Needs a Paper Clip
A short history of pins from Adam Smith in the late 18th century to the invention of the paper clip at the turn of the 19th century
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
Upd   Articles Preventing Opposition to War
Explains why the George W. Bush administration has not gotten more people directly involved in its foreign wars, such as by conscription, war bonds or demanding "sacrifices"
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Preventing Opposition to War
Explains why the George W. Bush administration has not gotten more people directly involved in its foreign wars, such as by conscription, war bonds or demanding "sacrifices"
 
19 Apr 2019
Topic:  American Enterprise Institute Dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Arizona The Grand Canyon State
Upd   Articles Educating Arizona
 
Topic:  Association, Freedom of The right of the people to meet or associate with others for peaceful purposes
Upd   Articles We Can Oppose Bigotry without the Politicians
Explains why the state is not necessary to ensure that people or businesses don't discriminate against others on the basis of sexual orientation or some other reason
 
Topic:  Basketball Court game, points are scored by tossing ball through a hoop
Upd   Articles Kobe's Rights: Rape, justice, and double standards
 
Topic:  Borlaug, Norman Agricultural scientist, the "father of the Green Revolution"
Upd   Interviews Billions Served: Norman Borlaug interviewed by Ronald Bailey
 
Topic:  Czech Republic Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Ceská Republika
Upd   Articles The Czech Miracle: Why Privatization went right in the Czech Republic
Examines the reforms made by the Czech Republic after the 1993 split from Czechoslovakia
 
Topic:  Douglass, Frederick 19th century American abolitionist, known for his autobiography as a slave
Upd   Articles The Trouble With Thomas Jefferson: The eloquent Founder's original sin
Review of the book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles Against Sex Education—A Letter to The Humanist
Letter to The Humanist criticizing Mary Calderone's views on sex education in public schools, presented in an interview in their May/June 1973 issue
 
Topic:  Fascism Politico-economic system where the means of production are nominally in private hands but controlled by a combination of state and business interests
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
Upd   Articles Liberty, safety, and Benjamin Franklin
Parses the famous Franklin quote about "essential Liberty" and "little temporary Safety" in the two contexts in which he made it
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Blog Reason Online Hit & Run
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Upd   Writings Rock and Roll Entrepreneur: Frank Zappa's true legacy.
 
Topic:  Goldwater, Barry Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Hess, Karl Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
Upd   Interviews Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Jefferson, Thomas Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Trouble With Thomas Jefferson: The eloquent Founder's original sin
Review of the book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed
 
Topic:  Konkin III, Samuel Edward Proponent of agorism and author of the New Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings On Political Activism
Letter to the editor, criticising John Hospers' view that running for political office as part of the Libertarian Party is "the quickest way of getting libertarian ideas known to millions"
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles On Political Activism
Letter to the editor, criticising John Hospers' view that running for political office as part of the Libertarian Party is "the quickest way of getting libertarian ideas known to millions"
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles On Political Activism
Letter to the editor, criticising John Hospers' view that running for political office as part of the Libertarian Party is "the quickest way of getting libertarian ideas known to millions"
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Locke Mess
Review of the book Passions and Constraint: On the Theory of Liberal Democracy by Stephen Holmes
 
Topic:  Macedonia, Republic of Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Makedonija
Upd   Measures of Freedom Macedonia | Freedom House
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 57, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 3
 
Topic:  Madison, James Author of Federalist essays, fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Locke Mess
Review of the book Passions and Constraint: On the Theory of Liberal Democracy by Stephen Holmes
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Raico, Ralph American professor of history
Upd   Writings Against Sex Education—A Letter to The Humanist
Letter to The Humanist criticizing Mary Calderone's views on sex education in public schools, presented in an interview in their May/June 1973 issue
 
Topic:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings We Can Oppose Bigotry without the Politicians
Explains why the state is not necessary to ensure that people or businesses don't discriminate against others on the basis of sexual orientation or some other reason
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles Liberty, safety, and Benjamin Franklin
Parses the famous Franklin quote about "essential Liberty" and "little temporary Safety" in the two contexts in which he made it
 
Topic:  Sexual Pleasure Sensual gratification from sexual activities
Upd   Articles Against Sex Education—A Letter to The Humanist
Letter to The Humanist criticizing Mary Calderone's views on sex education in public schools, presented in an interview in their May/June 1973 issue
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles The Unfortunate Case of Herbert Spencer
Discusses the biased critique of Spencer by Richard Hofstadter in his 1944 book Social Darwinism in American Thought and the recent defense by Tim Leonard in "Origins of the Myth of Social Darwinism"
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
Upd   Articles We Can Oppose Bigotry without the Politicians
Explains why the state is not necessary to ensure that people or businesses don't discriminate against others on the basis of sexual orientation or some other reason
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Wilson, Robert Anton Science fiction author, winner of the 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
Upd   Articles Illuminated Manuscripts: The legacy of Robert Anton Wilson
Short memorial essay, noting the paucity of attention to Wilson's death in the mainstream press contrasted to the multiple tributes on the internet
 
18 Apr 2019
Topic:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Books Authored A New Aristotle Reader
Contents: Translations - Aristotle's Works - Introduction - Glossary - TEXTS: Logic - Natural Philosophy - Metaphysics - Practical Philosophy - Topics - List of Books
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
Upd   Reference The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
Online at the Library of Economics and Liberty and in print (1993, first edition, as The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics, and 2007, second edition); includes over 150 articles on economics topics and more than 80 biographies of economists
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Pleasing Consumers Isn't Easy
Comments on the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, in particular those selling "high-tech gadgets", before the release of the first Apple iPhone
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines the scant differences between President Obama and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
Upd     In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines the scant differences between President Obama and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Books A New Aristotle Reader
Contents: Translations - Aristotle's Works - Introduction - Glossary - TEXTS: Logic - Natural Philosophy - Metaphysics - Practical Philosophy - Topics - List of Books
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Pleasing Consumers Isn't Easy
Comments on the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, in particular those selling "high-tech gadgets", before the release of the first Apple iPhone
Upd     Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines the scant differences between President Obama and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
Upd     Hobby Lobby Ruling Falls Short
Dissects the good and bad parts of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, ruling against Obamacare provision that required employers to pay for contraceptives
Upd     In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles Hobby Lobby Ruling Falls Short
Dissects the good and bad parts of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, ruling against Obamacare provision that required employers to pay for contraceptives
 
Topic:  Syria Territory in southwest Asia, nominally ruled since 1961 by the al-Jumhūriyyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūriyyah
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines the scant differences between President Obama and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Pleasing Consumers Isn't Easy
Comments on the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, in particular those selling "high-tech gadgets", before the release of the first Apple iPhone
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines the scant differences between President Obama and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
 
17 Apr 2019
Topic:  Boaz, David Executive vice president of the Cato Institute, author of Libertarianism: A Primer
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
16 Apr 2019
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles A Nightmare in Iraq
Examines the situation in Iraq six months after the March 2003 invasion, including the Bush administration reportedly "considering using Israel as a model for managing an occupied people"
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles A Nightmare in Iraq
Examines the situation in Iraq six months after the March 2003 invasion, including the Bush administration reportedly "considering using Israel as a model for managing an occupied people"
 
Topic:  Israel Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1948 by the Medīnat Yisrā'el
Upd   Articles A Nightmare in Iraq
Examines the situation in Iraq six months after the March 2003 invasion, including the Bush administration reportedly "considering using Israel as a model for managing an occupied people"
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings A Nightmare in Iraq
Examines the situation in Iraq six months after the March 2003 invasion, including the Bush administration reportedly "considering using Israel as a model for managing an occupied people"
 
15 Apr 2019
Topic:  Alaska The Last Frontier
Upd   Articles Every Man's Land: Who really owns ANWR?
 
Topic:  Cantillon, Richard 18th century Irish economist
Upd   Podcasts Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
Report, audio and transcript of the debate, held on 13 Jun 2017, on the resolution "Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism" between Mark Skousen for the affirmative and Gene Epstein for the negative
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Writings Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
Report, audio and transcript of the debate, held on 13 Jun 2017, on the resolution "Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism" between Mark Skousen for the affirmative and Gene Epstein for the negative
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including themes such as "hope" and "change" of the 2008 campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
Topic:  Nonviolent Resistance Opposition to statist and authoritarian forces using protests, non-cooperation and other nonviolent methods
Upd   Articles "If 1,000 Men Were Not to Pay Their Tax Bills This Year…"
Discusses the 1846 incident that led Thoreau to spend a night in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax and the influence of his friends Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane as well as those Thoreau influenced later
 
Topic:  Paterson, Isabel Canadian-born, American literary critic, author of The God of the Machine
Upd   Articles Our Forgotten Goddess: Isabel Paterson and the origins of libertarianism
A review of The Woman and the Dynamo
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including themes such as "hope" and "change" of the 2008 campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including themes such as "hope" and "change" of the 2008 campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Podcasts Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
Report, audio and transcript of the debate, held on 13 Jun 2017, on the resolution "Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism" between Mark Skousen for the affirmative and Gene Epstein for the negative
 
Topic:  Skousen, Mark Author, investment advisor, professor of Economics
Upd   Podcasts Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
Report, audio and transcript of the debate, held on 13 Jun 2017, on the resolution "Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism" between Mark Skousen for the affirmative and Gene Epstein for the negative
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Podcasts Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
Report, audio and transcript of the debate, held on 13 Jun 2017, on the resolution "Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism" between Mark Skousen for the affirmative and Gene Epstein for the negative
 
Topic:  Songs Brief vocal and musical compositions
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including themes such as "hope" and "change" of the 2008 campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
Topic:  Stossel, John Host of "Stossel" show on Fox Business channel and former ABC News correspondent for the "20/20" newsmagazine
Upd   Biography ABC News: John Stossel, Co-Anchor '20/20'
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles "If 1,000 Men Were Not to Pay Their Tax Bills This Year…"
Discusses the 1846 incident that led Thoreau to spend a night in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax and the influence of his friends Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane as well as those Thoreau influenced later
 
Topic:  Thoreau, Henry David Nineteenth-century American author, noted for the essay "Civil Disobedience"
Upd   Articles "If 1,000 Men Were Not to Pay Their Tax Bills This Year…"
Discusses the 1846 incident that led Thoreau to spend a night in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax and the influence of his friends Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane as well as those Thoreau influenced later
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including themes such as "hope" and "change" of the 2008 campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
11 Apr 2019
Topic:  Stossel, John Host of "Stossel" show on Fox Business channel and former ABC News correspondent for the "20/20" newsmagazine
Upd   Home Page John Stossel's Web Page - ABC News
 
9 Apr 2019
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in attaining a real solution
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in attaining a real solution
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in attaining a real solution
 
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Articles Give America a Raise?
Reflects on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address and explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Obama Speaks with Forked Tongue on Surveillance
Compares contradictory claims by Obama and his administration regarding Edward Snowden's disclosures of NSA monitoring of online activity and telephone calls
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Give America a Raise?
Reflects on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address and explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in attaining a real solution
Upd     Obama Speaks with Forked Tongue on Surveillance
Compares contradictory claims by Obama and his administration regarding Edward Snowden's disclosures of NSA monitoring of online activity and telephone calls
Upd     Give America a Raise?
Reflects on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address and explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles Obama Speaks with Forked Tongue on Surveillance
Compares contradictory claims by Obama and his administration regarding Edward Snowden's disclosures of NSA monitoring of online activity and telephone calls
 
8 Apr 2019
Topic:  Comparative Advantage, Law of Economic tenet formulated by David Ricardo, also Law of Association
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade, introducing first the law of comparative advantage
Upd     Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 2
After providing a numerical example of the law of comparative advantage, defends it from the argument (made by Roberts and Schumer) that movable factors of production make the law no longer applicable
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade, introducing first the law of comparative advantage
Upd     Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 2
After providing a numerical example of the law of comparative advantage, defends it from the argument (made by Roberts and Schumer) that movable factors of production make the law no longer applicable
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade, introducing first the law of comparative advantage
Upd     Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 2
After providing a numerical example of the law of comparative advantage, defends it from the argument (made by Roberts and Schumer) that movable factors of production make the law no longer applicable
 
Topic:  Roberts, Paul Craig Economist, columnist
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade, introducing first the law of comparative advantage
Upd     Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 2
After providing a numerical example of the law of comparative advantage, defends it from the argument (made by Roberts and Schumer) that movable factors of production make the law no longer applicable
 
5 Apr 2019
Topic:  Middle East The countries of southwestern Asia and, conventionally, Egypt
Upd   Articles Is Obama Trying to Alienate Muslim-American Youth?
Examines the Obama administration's contradictory stances on the Islamic State and Middle East countries and its outreach efforts towards young American Muslims
 
Topic:  Non-aggression Principle The libertarian principle that no person should initiate force against another
Upd   Articles Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom (or principle, or obligation) and natural rights
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom (or principle, or obligation) and natural rights
Upd     Is Obama Trying to Alienate Muslim-American Youth?
Examines the Obama administration's contradictory stances on the Islamic State and Middle East countries and its outreach efforts towards young American Muslims
Upd     Familiar Bedfellows
Examines Hillary Clinton's review of Henry Kissinger's World Order (2014)
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom (or principle, or obligation) and natural rights
 
4 Apr 2019
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others architected "public schools"
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others architected "public schools"
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman against such meddling
 
Topic:  Friedman, David D. Professor of Law and Economics
Upd   Articles Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman against such meddling
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others architected "public schools"
Upd     Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman against such meddling
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles The Danger Is Intervention, Not "Isolation"
Reflects on pronouncements by President Obama and Defense Secretary Hagel on Americans turning more "isolationists"
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others architected "public schools"
Upd     Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman against such meddling
Upd     The Danger Is Intervention, Not "Isolation"
Reflects on pronouncements by President Obama and Defense Secretary Hagel on Americans turning more "isolationists"
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman against such meddling
 
3 Apr 2019
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against ISIS/ISIL based on the beheadings of two American journalists
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against ISIS/ISIL based on the beheadings of two American journalists
Upd     The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against ISIS/ISIL based on the beheadings of two American journalists
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against ISIS/ISIL based on the beheadings of two American journalists
Upd     Ownership and Ideas
Critiques some statements by Murray Rothbard about ownership of created products and the appropriateness of others copying such products
Upd     The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
2 Apr 2019
Topic:  Achievement Success or accomplishment in life's endeavors
Upd   Books The Success Formula: Three Timeless Principles That Will Turbocharge Your Success And Dramatically Improve Your Life
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
Upd   Articles Ownership and Ideas
Critiques some statements by Murray Rothbard about ownership of created products and the appropriateness of others copying such products
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles Preventing War with Iran Is Top Priority
After a brief look at Iraq, Libya, Syria and North Korea, examines the 2013 situation between the Obama administration and Israel on one side and Iran on the other
 
Topic:  Israel Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1948 by the Medīnat Yisrā'el
Upd   Articles Preventing War with Iran Is Top Priority
After a brief look at Iraq, Libya, Syria and North Korea, examines the 2013 situation between the Obama administration and Israel on one side and Iran on the other
 
Topic:  O'Rourke, P. J. Political satirist, author
Upd   Home Page P.J. O'Rourke
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Ownership and Ideas
Critiques some statements by Murray Rothbard about ownership of created products and the appropriateness of others copying such products
 
Topic:  Raimondo, Justin Editorial director of Antiwar.com
Upd   Blog The Blog | Justin Raimondo | The Huffington Post
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Preventing War with Iran Is Top Priority
After a brief look at Iraq, Libya, Syria and North Korea, examines the 2013 situation between the Obama administration and Israel on one side and Iran on the other
Upd     Ownership and Ideas
Critiques some statements by Murray Rothbard about ownership of created products and the appropriateness of others copying such products
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Ownership and Ideas
Critiques some statements by Murray Rothbard about ownership of created products and the appropriateness of others copying such products
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Preventing War with Iran Is Top Priority
After a brief look at Iraq, Libya, Syria and North Korea, examines the 2013 situation between the Obama administration and Israel on one side and Iran on the other
 
1 Apr 2019
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Constitution or Liberty
Contrasts Article II of the Articles of Confederation with the Tenth Amendment and Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, and discusses the implied powers of the latter document (revised version of article published 7 Dec 2007)
Upd     Obama Should Steer Clear of Ukraine
Discusses the 2014 situation in Ukraine, pronouncements from President Obama and effects of potential intervention
 
Topic:  Ukraine Territory in eastern Europe, ruled since 1991 by the republic of Uryad Ukrayiny
Upd   Articles Obama Should Steer Clear of Ukraine
Discusses the 2014 situation in Ukraine, pronouncements from President Obama and effects of potential intervention
 
29 Mar 2019
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
 
Topic:  Mason, George Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
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:  Politics Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of social organization and the proper functions of government
Upd   Articles Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
 
28 Mar 2019
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is properly on the Left of the spectrum
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is properly on the Left of the spectrum
 
Topic:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is properly on the Left of the spectrum
 
Topic:  Jefferson, Thomas Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States
Upd   Biography Thomas Jefferson, a Brief Biography | Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is properly on the Left of the spectrum
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is properly on the Left of the spectrum
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is properly on the Left of the spectrum
 
27 Mar 2019
Topic:  China Territory in eastern Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Upd   Articles Fear Not China
Counsels Americans not to be afraid of China's economic activities, debunking concerns over the trade deficit
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles In Praise of "Thick" Libertarianism
Examines "thin" and "thick" libertarianism, explaining how being noncomittal about racism undermines the principle of non-initiation of force, contrasting libertarian and progressive views on dealing with racism
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles In Praise of "Thick" Libertarianism
Examines "thin" and "thick" libertarianism, explaining how being noncomittal about racism undermines the principle of non-initiation of force, contrasting libertarian and progressive views on dealing with racism
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Fear Not China
Counsels Americans not to be afraid of China's economic activities, debunking concerns over the trade deficit
Upd     In Praise of "Thick" Libertarianism
Examines "thin" and "thick" libertarianism, explaining how being noncomittal about racism undermines the principle of non-initiation of force, contrasting libertarian and progressive views on dealing with racism
Upd     Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on New York Times article describing IRS asset forfeiture of bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on New York Times article describing IRS asset forfeiture of bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements
 
26 Mar 2019
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State: How to Liberate Americas Families (1994)
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State: How to Liberate Americas Families (1994)
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State: How to Liberate Americas Families (1994)
 
Topic:  Licensing, Occupational Laws and regulations that limit entry into or continued exercise of a particular occupation
Upd   Articles How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses the strikes by fast food workers demanding doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help
 
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Articles How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses the strikes by fast food workers demanding doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State: How to Liberate Americas Families (1994)
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State: How to Liberate Americas Families (1994)
Upd     How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses the strikes by fast food workers demanding doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State: How to Liberate Americas Families (1994)
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State: How to Liberate Americas Families (1994)
 
Topic:  Wages The price of labor, renumeration paid to employees for their work or services
Upd   Articles How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses the strikes by fast food workers demanding doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help