14 Oct 2019
Topic:  America, Latin The Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  American Mercury American literary magazine founded in 1924 by H. L. Mencken. which he edited during its first ten years, last published in 1981
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Soul Behind the Sass
Review of the second edition of Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester
 
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
Upd     Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Bright, John 19th century English Member of Parliament
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Chapman, Steve Editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune and nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Archived Articles Steve Chapman: Contributors - Reason.com
Since April 1995
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Chodorov, Frank Editor of two versions of The Freeman, at the Henry George School of Social Science and the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Articles Honoring a Prophet
Review of Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov
 
Topic:  Cleyre, Voltairine de American anarchist writer, lecturer and activist
Upd   Articles Introducing Revisionism: An interview with James J. Martin
Topics discussed include: World War II vs. Vietnam War revisionism, genocide, the definition of "aggression" between nations, the Cold War, Lysander Spooner vs. Benjamin Tucker on natural rights, the Columbus complex and individualist anarchism
 
Topic:  Cobden, Richard Nineteenth century British politician, leading proponent of free trade
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Evolution The process of gradual transformation of living organisms over time
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Soul Behind the Sass
Review of the second edition of Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester
 
Topic:  Flynn, John T. American journalist, author of The Roosevelt Myth
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Garrett, Garet Financial writer for the Saturday Evening Post
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  George, Henry Nineteenth century American self-taught economist, author of Progress and Poverty
Upd   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Writings South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion.
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's Aug 2006 conference in Amsterdam
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Laissez Faire Books Libertarian bookstore, founded in 1972 in New York City, now online and owned by Agora Financial
Upd   Articles Andrea Rich, RIP
In memoriam, including comments from Nick Gillespie and David Nott
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
Topic:  Liggio, Leonard Executive Vice President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Soul Behind the Sass
Review of the second edition of Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Molinari, Gustave de 19th century Belgian/French economist, considered the originator of market-anarchism
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Morley, Felix 20th century American journalist, editor of the Washington Post and Human Events
Upd   Writings Honoring a Prophet
Review of Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov
 
Topic:  Orwell, George British writer, author of 1984 and Animal Farm
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Rich, Andrea Former owner of Laissez Faire Books
Upd   Articles Andrea Rich, RIP
In memoriam, including comments from Nick Gillespie and David Nott
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Say, Jean-Baptiste 18th-19th century French economist
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Schumpeter, Joseph 20th century Austrian economist
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  South Park "I'm goin' down to South Park. Gonna have myself a time."
Upd   Articles South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion.
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's Aug 2006 conference in Amsterdam
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
Upd   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
Upd     Introducing Revisionism: An interview with James J. Martin
Topics discussed include: World War II vs. Vietnam War revisionism, genocide, the definition of "aggression" between nations, the Cold War, Lysander Spooner vs. Benjamin Tucker on natural rights, the Columbus complex and individualist anarchism
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
Upd     Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Stromberg, Joseph R. Historian, research fellow at The Independent Institute
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Sumner, William Graham Nineteenth century professor of political and social science at Yale University
Upd   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
Upd   Articles Introducing Revisionism: An interview with James J. Martin
Topics discussed include: World War II vs. Vietnam War revisionism, genocide, the definition of "aggression" between nations, the Cold War, Lysander Spooner vs. Benjamin Tucker on natural rights, the Columbus complex and individualist anarchism
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
Upd     Introducing Revisionism: An interview with James J. Martin
Topics discussed include: World War II vs. Vietnam War revisionism, genocide, the definition of "aggression" between nations, the Cold War, Lysander Spooner vs. Benjamin Tucker on natural rights, the Columbus complex and individualist anarchism
 
Topic:  Wilson, Woodrow Twenty-eighth President of the United States
Upd   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
11 Oct 2019
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
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 Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Flynn, John T. American journalist, author of The Roosevelt Myth
Upd   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
Upd   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Goldwater, Barry Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate
Upd   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Henry, Patrick American revolutionary figure, famous for "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Justice, Institute for Libertarian public interest law firm
Upd   Articles Arizona Makes It Tougher for Police to Seize People's Money and Stuff for Themselves
Discusses a civil asset forfeiture reform law signed by Arizona's governor
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Mises Institute Research and education in classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and Austrian School of economics
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Paine, Thomas American Revolutionary leader, author of the Common Sense pamphlet
Upd   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
Upd   Writings Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles Arizona Makes It Tougher for Police to Seize People's Money and Stuff for Themselves
Discusses a civil asset forfeiture reform law signed by Arizona's governor
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
Upd     Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles If the State Falls, Does Society Crumble?
Discusses the situation in Iraq four years after the 2003 invasion and evaluates the question of "just how integral is the state to society?"
Upd     Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Washington, D.C. The Nation's Capital
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Wilson, Woodrow Twenty-eighth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
10 Oct 2019
Topic:  American Revolutionary War The war for American independence from Great Britain
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
Upd     Entrepreneurship and Social Progress
Discusses the two usage senses of entrepreneurship, the attributes of an entrepreneur in the "more narrow and heroic sense" and contrasts politicians with entrepreneurs
 
Topic:  Colonies, Thirteen The 13 original colonies whose representatives signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Entrepreneurship and Social Progress
Discusses the two usage senses of entrepreneurship, the attributes of an entrepreneur in the "more narrow and heroic sense" and contrasts politicians with entrepreneurs
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
Upd     Entrepreneurship and Social Progress
Discusses the two usage senses of entrepreneurship, the attributes of an entrepreneur in the "more narrow and heroic sense" and contrasts politicians with entrepreneurs
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Hazlitt, Henry Journalist, author of Economics in One Lesson
Upd   Biography A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Articles A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Entrepreneurship and Social Progress
Discusses the two usage senses of entrepreneurship, the attributes of an entrepreneur in the "more narrow and heroic sense" and contrasts politicians with entrepreneurs
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
Upd     How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
Upd     Entrepreneurship and Social Progress
Discusses the two usage senses of entrepreneurship, the attributes of an entrepreneur in the "more narrow and heroic sense" and contrasts politicians with entrepreneurs
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Comments on two issues, related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million, which Rockwell not being addressed: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
9 Oct 2019
Topic:  American Enterprise Institute Dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom
Upd   Home Page American Enterprise Institute
 
Topic:  Armies, Standing Maintaining permanent armies of paid or conscripted soldiers
Upd   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Atheism The philosophical position that belief in gods and other deities is invalid
Upd   Articles Stephen Chapman - CelebAtheists
Short biography and quote
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Books Authored The Law
Translated by Dean Russell. Partial list of headings (added by translator): Life is a Gift from God - What is Law? - A Just and Enduring Government - The Complete Perversion of the Law - A Fatal Tendency of Mankind - Property and Plunder
 
Topic:  Becker, Gary Professor of economics at the University of Chicago, 1992 Nobel Prize winner in Economics
Upd   Reference Gary Stanley Becker (1930-2014)
Includes picture and list of selected works
 
Topic:  Bush, George H. W. Director of the CIA and forty-first President of the United States
Upd   Articles Enemy of the State
Review of Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, analyzing several of the conventional critiques of Rothbard that are countered in the book; includes quote of Rothbard to Robert Kephart about the Rothbard's life choices
 
Topic:  Cato Institute Non-profit public policy research foundation in Washington, DC
Upd   Articles Enemy of the State
Review of Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, analyzing several of the conventional critiques of Rothbard that are countered in the book; includes quote of Rothbard to Robert Kephart about the Rothbard's life choices
 
Topic:  Chapman, Steve Editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune and nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Web Pages Stephen Chapman - CelebAtheists
Short biography and quote
 
Topic:  Cold War The struggle between the so-called superpowers and their respective allies during the second half of the 20th century
Upd   Articles Enemy of the State
Review of Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, analyzing several of the conventional critiques of Rothbard that are countered in the book; includes quote of Rothbard to Robert Kephart about the Rothbard's life choices
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles The Experimental Economist: Nobel laureate Vernon Smith takes markets places they've never been before
Topics discussed include law (discovered vs. formally made), experimental economics, electric power, demand-interrupt pricing, airport landing and takeoff slots, NASA missions, libertarianism and economics
 
Topic:  Electric Power The production and distribution of electricity
Upd   Articles The Experimental Economist: Nobel laureate Vernon Smith takes markets places they've never been before
Topics discussed include law (discovered vs. formally made), experimental economics, electric power, demand-interrupt pricing, airport landing and takeoff slots, NASA missions, libertarianism and economics
 
Topic:  Foundation for Economic Education One of the oldest free-market organizations in the U.S., founded in 1946 to study and advance the freedom philosophy
Upd   Books Published The Law
Translated by Dean Russell. Partial list of headings (added by translator): Life is a Gift from God - What is Law? - A Just and Enduring Government - The Complete Perversion of the Law - A Fatal Tendency of Mankind - Property and Plunder
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) The Experimental Economist: Nobel laureate Vernon Smith takes markets places they've never been before
Topics discussed include law (discovered vs. formally made), experimental economics, electric power, demand-interrupt pricing, airport landing and takeoff slots, NASA missions, libertarianism and economics
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Hess, Karl Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
Upd   Articles Enemy of the State
Review of Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, analyzing several of the conventional critiques of Rothbard that are countered in the book; includes quote of Rothbard to Robert Kephart about the Rothbard's life choices
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles The Experimental Economist: Nobel laureate Vernon Smith takes markets places they've never been before
Topics discussed include law (discovered vs. formally made), experimental economics, electric power, demand-interrupt pricing, airport landing and takeoff slots, NASA missions, libertarianism and economics
Upd   Books The Law
Translated by Dean Russell. Partial list of headings (added by translator): Life is a Gift from God - What is Law? - A Just and Enduring Government - The Complete Perversion of the Law - A Fatal Tendency of Mankind - Property and Plunder
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles The Experimental Economist: Nobel laureate Vernon Smith takes markets places they've never been before
Topics discussed include law (discovered vs. formally made), experimental economics, electric power, demand-interrupt pricing, airport landing and takeoff slots, NASA missions, libertarianism and economics
Upd     Enemy of the State
Review of Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, analyzing several of the conventional critiques of Rothbard that are countered in the book; includes quote of Rothbard to Robert Kephart about the Rothbard's life choices
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles Enemy of the State
Review of Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, analyzing several of the conventional critiques of Rothbard that are countered in the book; includes quote of Rothbard to Robert Kephart about the Rothbard's life choices
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Reference Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973)
Includes picture and list of selected works with links to those hosted by the Library of Economics and Liberty
Upd   Articles Enemy of the State
Review of Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, analyzing several of the conventional critiques of Rothbard that are countered in the book; includes quote of Rothbard to Robert Kephart about the Rothbard's life choices
 
Topic:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) The Peters Principles: The management guru as playground director, provacateur, and passionate defender of open societies.
 
Topic:  Raico, Ralph American professor of history
Upd   Writings Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Raimondo, Justin Editorial director of Antiwar.com
Upd   Articles Enemy of the State
Review of Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, analyzing several of the conventional critiques of Rothbard that are countered in the book; includes quote of Rothbard to Robert Kephart about the Rothbard's life choices
 
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   Articles "All I Think Is That It's Stupid": An Interview with Dave Barry
Lengthy interview where Barry describes how he met Richman and later interactions between the two
Upd   Books Authored The Law
Translated by Dean Russell. Partial list of headings (added by translator): Life is a Gift from God - What is Law? - A Just and Enduring Government - The Complete Perversion of the Law - A Fatal Tendency of Mankind - Property and Plunder
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings Enemy of the State
Review of Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, analyzing several of the conventional critiques of Rothbard that are countered in the book; includes quote of Rothbard to Robert Kephart about the Rothbard's life choices
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Enemy of the State
Review of Raimondo's biography of Rothbard, An Enemy of the State, analyzing several of the conventional critiques of Rothbard that are countered in the book; includes quote of Rothbard to Robert Kephart about the Rothbard's life choices
 
Topic:  Say, Jean-Baptiste 18th-19th century French economist
Upd   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Smith, Vernon L. 2002 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Interviews The Experimental Economist: Nobel laureate Vernon Smith takes markets places they've never been before
Topics discussed include law (discovered vs. formally made), experimental economics, electric power, demand-interrupt pricing, airport landing and takeoff slots, NASA missions, libertarianism and economics
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Sullum, Jacob Senior editor of Reason, nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) Cold Comfort: Economist John Lott discusses the benefits of guns--and the hazards of pointing them out
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Liberalism, Marxism, and the State
Examines the writings about the state by the French founders and contributors to the early 19th century journal Le Censeur, compares them to Karl Marx (who they influenced), as well as some 1990 comments by Václav Havel
 
Topic:  Transportation The means and equipment used for the movement of passengers and goods
Upd   Articles The Experimental Economist: Nobel laureate Vernon Smith takes markets places they've never been before
Topics discussed include law (discovered vs. formally made), experimental economics, electric power, demand-interrupt pricing, airport landing and takeoff slots, NASA missions, libertarianism and economics
 
Topic:  Williams, Walter E. Professor of Economics, author, syndicated columnist
Upd   Books Authored The Law
Translated by Dean Russell. Partial list of headings (added by translator): Life is a Gift from God - What is Law? - A Just and Enduring Government - The Complete Perversion of the Law - A Fatal Tendency of Mankind - Property and Plunder
 
8 Oct 2019
Topic:  Association of Libertarian Feminists Libertarian alternative to aspects of women's movement that discourage independence and individuality
Upd   Articles Libertarian Feminists Ask Facebook to #FreeTheNipple
Discusses the effort by ALF members to convince Facebook to change its policies regarding images of female nipples
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Circle Informal group of friends of Murray Rothbard in the early 1950s, named after the nineteenth century French economist
Upd   Audio Memoirs of Hayek in Chicago and Rothbard in New York
Lecture given at Mises University 2005, Raico reminisces about Murray Rothbard, the forming of the Circle Bastiat, Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek and many others in the 1950s and early 1960s
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Books Authored Selected Essays in Political Economy
Partial contents: What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen - The Law - Property and Law - Justice and Fraternity - The State - Property and Plunder - Protectionism and Communism - Plunder and Law - Academic Degrees and Socialism - The Balance of Trade
 
Topic:  Bureaucracy A hierarchy of government officials, mostly unelected, that set policies, prescribe regulations and administer them
Upd   Articles Do Greedy Spinach Merchants Want To Kill You?
Comments on the September 2006 North American E. coli outbreak in spinach, the reaction by merchants and intervention by government agencies
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Do Greedy Spinach Merchants Want To Kill You?
Comments on the September 2006 North American E. coli outbreak in spinach, the reaction by merchants and intervention by government agencies
 
Topic:  Carey, Drew American stand-up comedian, current host of "The Price Is Right"
Upd   Interviews Stand-Up Guy: Comedian Drew Carey on network censors, Hollywood guilt, and why he likes eating at Bob's Big Boy
Topics range from Hollywood reactions to Carey's humor, his attitude toward government, the ABC network censor, Las Vegas, drug legalization and more
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz on the medicalization of American life
Subjects discussed include involuntary commitment, the insanity defense, ADHD, government drug policies and physician-assisted suicide
Upd     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:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   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
Upd   Books Selected Essays in Political Economy
Partial contents: What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen - The Law - Property and Law - Justice and Fraternity - The State - Property and Plunder - Protectionism and Communism - Plunder and Law - Academic Degrees and Socialism - The Balance of Trade
Upd     Classical Economics: An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought - Volume II
Partial contents: J.B. Say - Jeremy Bentham - James Mill, Ricardo, and the Ricardian system - Monetary and banking thought - John Stuart Mill - Roots of Marxism - Alienation, unity, and the dialectic - The Marxian system - After Mill: Bastiat
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Do Greedy Spinach Merchants Want To Kill You?
Comments on the September 2006 North American E. coli outbreak in spinach, the reaction by merchants and intervention by government agencies
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Don't Do It, Google
Cautions Google not to take the rumored action of asking the U.S. Justice Department and the European Commission to intervene to prevent Microsoft from setting their search engine as the default in a new version of their web browser
Upd     Do Greedy Spinach Merchants Want To Kill You?
Comments on the September 2006 North American E. coli outbreak in spinach, the reaction by merchants and intervention by government agencies
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Writings Stand-Up Guy: Comedian Drew Carey on network censors, Hollywood guilt, and why he likes eating at Bob's Big Boy
Topics range from Hollywood reactions to Carey's humor, his attitude toward government, the ABC network censor, Las Vegas, drug legalization and more
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Stand-Up Guy: Comedian Drew Carey on network censors, Hollywood guilt, and why he likes eating at Bob's Big Boy
Topics range from Hollywood reactions to Carey's humor, his attitude toward government, the ABC network censor, Las Vegas, drug legalization and more
Upd     Don't Do It, Google
Cautions Google not to take the rumored action of asking the U.S. Justice Department and the European Commission to intervene to prevent Microsoft from setting their search engine as the default in a new version of their web browser
Upd     Do Greedy Spinach Merchants Want To Kill You?
Comments on the September 2006 North American E. coli outbreak in spinach, the reaction by merchants and intervention by government agencies
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Audio Memoirs of Hayek in Chicago and Rothbard in New York
Lecture given at Mises University 2005, Raico reminisces about Murray Rothbard, the forming of the Circle Bastiat, Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek and many others in the 1950s and early 1960s
 
Topic:  Hess, Karl Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
Upd   Articles In Memoriam: Karl Hess
Short remembrance of Karl and his pursuit for liberty and justice
 
Topic:  Jillette, Penn Taller, louder half of Penn and Teller magician duo
Upd   Interviews Voodoo and Violence: Magician Penn Jillette sees through the censors' tricks
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz on the medicalization of American life
Subjects discussed include involuntary commitment, the insanity defense, ADHD, government drug policies and physician-assisted suicide
 
Topic:  Liggio, Leonard Executive Vice President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Upd   Articles Leonard Liggio, R.I.P.
Memorial essay reviewing Liggio's work in the libertarian movement
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Reference John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
Includes picture and list of selected works with links to those hosted by the Library of Economics and Liberty
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
Upd   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:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Don't Do It, Google
Cautions Google not to take the rumored action of asking the U.S. Justice Department and the European Commission to intervene to prevent Microsoft from setting their search engine as the default in a new version of their web browser
 
Topic:  Raico, Ralph American professor of history
Upd   Audio Memoirs of Hayek in Chicago and Rothbard in New York
Lecture given at Mises University 2005, Raico reminisces about Murray Rothbard, the forming of the Circle Bastiat, Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek and many others in the 1950s and early 1960s
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Audio Memoirs of Hayek in Chicago and Rothbard in New York
Lecture given at Mises University 2005, Raico reminisces about Murray Rothbard, the forming of the Circle Bastiat, Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek and many others in the 1950s and early 1960s
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Archived Articles Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., Author at LewRockwell
Articles from 1990 to Aug 2019, blog posts from May 2003 to the present, podcasts from July 2008 to June 2013
Upd   Writings Don't Do It, Google
Cautions Google not to take the rumored action of asking the U.S. Justice Department and the European Commission to intervene to prevent Microsoft from setting their search engine as the default in a new version of their web browser
Upd     Do Greedy Spinach Merchants Want To Kill You?
Comments on the September 2006 North American E. coli outbreak in spinach, the reaction by merchants and intervention by government agencies
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Leonard Liggio, R.I.P.
Memorial essay reviewing Liggio's work in the libertarian movement
Upd   Books Authored Classical Economics: An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought - Volume II
Partial contents: J.B. Say - Jeremy Bentham - James Mill, Ricardo, and the Ricardian system - Monetary and banking thought - John Stuart Mill - Roots of Marxism - Alienation, unity, and the dialectic - The Marxian system - After Mill: Bastiat
Upd   Audio Memoirs of Hayek in Chicago and Rothbard in New York
Lecture given at Mises University 2005, Raico reminisces about Murray Rothbard, the forming of the Circle Bastiat, Ayn Rand, F.A. Hayek and many others in the 1950s and early 1960s
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   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:  Sullum, Jacob Senior editor of Reason, nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz on the medicalization of American life
Subjects discussed include involuntary commitment, the insanity defense, ADHD, government drug policies and physician-assisted suicide
 
Topic:  Szasz, Thomas Psychiatry professor and author
Upd   Interviews Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz on the medicalization of American life
Subjects discussed include involuntary commitment, the insanity defense, ADHD, government drug policies and physician-assisted suicide
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   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
 
7 Oct 2019
Topic:  American Enterprise Institute Dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Bush, George H. W. Director of the CIA and forty-first President of the United States
Upd   Articles Standing Armies, Political Mischief
Discusses a poll by the Wall Street Journal about a possible "October Surprise" that would bolster the presidential aspirations of Al Gore
 
Topic:  Clinton, Bill Forty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Standing Armies, Political Mischief
Discusses a poll by the Wall Street Journal about a possible "October Surprise" that would bolster the presidential aspirations of Al Gore
 
Topic:  Cold War The struggle between the so-called superpowers and their respective allies during the second half of the 20th century
Upd   Articles Standing Armies, Political Mischief
Discusses a poll by the Wall Street Journal about a possible "October Surprise" that would bolster the presidential aspirations of Al Gore
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Interviews Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Knight, Frank 20th century American economist of the Chicago School
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Reference John Locke (1632-1704)
Includes list of selected works
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Mont Pelerin Society Aims to strengthen the principles and practice of a free society
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Nixon, Richard Thirty-seventh President of the United States, infamous for the Watergate scandal
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Standing Armies, Political Mischief
Discusses a poll by the Wall Street Journal about a possible "October Surprise" that would bolster the presidential aspirations of Al Gore
Upd     Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings Standing Armies, Political Mischief
Discusses a poll by the Wall Street Journal about a possible "October Surprise" that would bolster the presidential aspirations of Al Gore
Upd     Are the Salad Days for Somalia Over?
Comments on Somalia's status 15 years after the fall of Siad Barre and in the midst of the rise of the Islamic Courts Union
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  Somalia Territory in eastern Africa, nominally ruled since 1960 by the Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya
Upd   Articles Are the Salad Days for Somalia Over?
Comments on Somalia's status 15 years after the fall of Siad Barre and in the midst of the rise of the Islamic Courts Union
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Are the Salad Days for Somalia Over?
Comments on Somalia's status 15 years after the fall of Siad Barre and in the midst of the rise of the Islamic Courts Union
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Best of Both Worlds: An Interview with Milton Friedman
Topics discussed include: the new Congress, flat taxes, the withholding tax, the people who influenced him, what led him to write about policy issues, libertarianism and how his political views have changed over the years
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Standing Armies, Political Mischief
Discusses a poll by the Wall Street Journal about a possible "October Surprise" that would bolster the presidential aspirations of Al Gore
 
6 Oct 2019
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles Complex Societies Need Simple Laws: We need to end the orgy of rule-making at once and embrace the simple rules that true liberals like America's founders envisioned
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Laozi, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   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:  La Boétie, Étienne de Sixteenth century French judge and poet, author of Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Lǎozǐ Ancient Chinese philosopher, author of the Dào Dé Jīng
Upd   Articles Complex Societies Need Simple Laws: We need to end the orgy of rule-making at once and embrace the simple rules that true liberals like America's founders envisioned
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Laozi, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Complex Societies Need Simple Laws: We need to end the orgy of rule-making at once and embrace the simple rules that true liberals like America's founders envisioned
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Laozi, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Objectivism Philosophy put forth by Ayn Rand
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Self-Esteem Confidence and respect in oneself
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Complex Societies Need Simple Laws: We need to end the orgy of rule-making at once and embrace the simple rules that true liberals like America's founders envisioned
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Laozi, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Stossel, John Host of "Stossel" show on Fox Business channel and former ABC News correspondent for the "20/20" newsmagazine
Upd   Writings Complex Societies Need Simple Laws: We need to end the orgy of rule-making at once and embrace the simple rules that true liberals like America's founders envisioned
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Laozi, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Szasz, Thomas Psychiatry professor and author
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   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"
Upd   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
 
5 Oct 2019
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Books The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science: An Essay on Method
Partial contents: The Human Mind - The Activistic Basis of Knowledge - Necessity and Volition - Certainty and Uncertainty - On Some Popular Errors Concerning the Scope and Method of Economics - Further Implications of the Neglect of Economic Thinking
 
Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
Upd   Books Principles of Economics
Contents: The General Theory of the Good - Economy and Economic Goods - The Theory of Value - The Theory of Exchange - The Theory of Price - Use Value and Exchange Value - The Theory of the Commodity - The Theory of Money
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles School's Out: Get ready for the new age of individualized education
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Challenge to the U.S. Postal Monopoly, 1839-1851
Analysis of the operation of the U.S. Post Office in the 1840s, including estimates of subsidies to various groups, and discussion of the private competitors and the effects they had on the postal service
 
Topic:  Epistemology Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Hess, Karl Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Tradition: Karl Hess and the Death of Politics
Detailed biography of Hess, beginning with how his parents met and ending with his activities in the late 1980's and early 1990's before his death
 
Topic:  Humane Studies, Institute for Assists graduate and undergraduate students interested in individual liberty
Upd   Articles Pressing Freedom
Brief announcement about how the IHS was helping to spread free market information among former Soviet-influenced countries
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Jefferson, Thomas Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Challenge to the U.S. Postal Monopoly, 1839-1851
Analysis of the operation of the U.S. Post Office in the 1840s, including estimates of subsidies to various groups, and discussion of the private competitors and the effects they had on the postal service
 
Topic:  Life The human unalienable right from which other rights obtain
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Menger, Carl Founder of the Austrian School of economics
Upd   Books Authored Principles of Economics
Contents: The General Theory of the Good - Economy and Economic Goods - The Theory of Value - The Theory of Exchange - The Theory of Price - Use Value and Exchange Value - The Theory of the Commodity - The Theory of Money
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Books Authored The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science: An Essay on Method
Partial contents: The Human Mind - The Activistic Basis of Knowledge - Necessity and Volition - Certainty and Uncertainty - On Some Popular Errors Concerning the Scope and Method of Economics - Further Implications of the Neglect of Economic Thinking
 
Topic:  Monopoly Exclusive control by someone or some group of the means of producing or selling a good or service
Upd   Articles The Challenge to the U.S. Postal Monopoly, 1839-1851
Analysis of the operation of the U.S. Post Office in the 1840s, including estimates of subsidies to various groups, and discussion of the private competitors and the effects they had on the postal service
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Ricardo, David 18th/19th century British economist
Upd   Reference David Ricardo (1772-1823)
Includes picture and list of selected works
 
Topic:  Riggenbach, Jeff Journalist, broadcaster, columnist, former executive editor of The Libertarian Review
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Tradition: Karl Hess and the Death of Politics
Detailed biography of Hess, beginning with how his parents met and ending with his activities in the late 1980's and early 1990's before his death
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Say, Jean-Baptiste 18th-19th century French economist
Upd   Reference Jean-Baptiste Say (1767-1832)
Includes picture and list of selected works
 
Topic:  Smith, George H. Writer, author of Why Atheism?
Upd   Writings Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
Discusses Spencer's epistemology, his views on causation and how it affects social interactions, concluding with his ethical theory and concept of justice
 
Topic:  Spoils System The practice by a winning party of awarding government jobs to its members
Upd   Articles The Challenge to the U.S. Postal Monopoly, 1839-1851
Analysis of the operation of the U.S. Post Office in the 1840s, including estimates of subsidies to various groups, and discussion of the private competitors and the effects they had on the postal service
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
Upd   Articles The Challenge to the U.S. Postal Monopoly, 1839-1851
Analysis of the operation of the U.S. Post Office in the 1840s, including estimates of subsidies to various groups, and discussion of the private competitors and the effects they had on the postal service
 
Topic:  Sports Athletic games of skill
Upd   Articles Locker-Room Liberty: Athletes who helped shape our times and the economic freedom that enabled them
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Transportation The means and equipment used for the movement of passengers and goods
Upd   Articles The Challenge to the U.S. Postal Monopoly, 1839-1851
Analysis of the operation of the U.S. Post Office in the 1840s, including estimates of subsidies to various groups, and discussion of the private competitors and the effects they had on the postal service
 
Topic:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Wilson, Robert Anton Science fiction author, winner of the 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
Upd   Articles Live From Chapel Perilous: We're living in Robert Anton Wilson's world
Contrasts Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow and Wilson's (and Robert Shea's) Illuminatus! and argues that Wilson has had a much larger cultural influence than Pynchon
 
4 Oct 2019
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles The President Seems Out of Touch With Events on the Ground in Iraq
Contrasts a George W. Bush speech given at West Point with nearly concurrent news reports about the Haditha massacre
 
Topic:  Cleveland, Grover Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
 
Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
Upd   Articles Faculty Spotlight Interview: Robert Higgs
Questions Higgs about free time and hobbies, the Austrian school and the Mises Institute, his greatest inspiration, his book Crisis and Leviathan, his work and "words of wisdom" for the next generation of scholars
 
Topic:  Haditha Massacre Massacre of Iraqi civilians in Haditha committed by U.S. Marines
Upd   Articles The President Seems Out of Touch With Events on the Ground in Iraq
Contrasts a George W. Bush speech given at West Point with nearly concurrent news reports about the Haditha massacre
 
Topic:  Higgs, Robert Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute
Upd   Writings The President Seems Out of Touch With Events on the Ground in Iraq
Contrasts a George W. Bush speech given at West Point with nearly concurrent news reports about the Haditha massacre
Upd     A Viper Lived in Johnny's House, or A Child's First Verse in Political Philosophy
An allegorical poem about vipers that people keep in their houses
Upd     No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
Upd     Peace and Pacifism
Reviews what prominent classical liberals and libertarians had to say on the subject of peace and war, as well as the history of United States wars from the War of 1812 to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the efforts of those who opposed them
Upd   Interviews Faculty Spotlight Interview: Robert Higgs
Questions Higgs about free time and hobbies, the Austrian school and the Mises Institute, his greatest inspiration, his book Crisis and Leviathan, his work and "words of wisdom" for the next generation of scholars
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles The President Seems Out of Touch With Events on the Ground in Iraq
Contrasts a George W. Bush speech given at West Point with nearly concurrent news reports about the Haditha massacre
 
Topic:  Jefferson, Thomas Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States
Upd   Articles No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   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:  Lincoln, Abraham Sixteenth President of the United States
Upd   Articles No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
 
Topic:  Logic The science that studies the principles of valid reasoning and argument
Upd   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:  Nixon, Richard Thirty-seventh President of the United States, infamous for the Watergate scandal
Upd   Articles No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
 
Topic:  Presidents, United States Heads of the Executive branch of the United States government
Upd   Articles No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Poetry A Viper Lived in Johnny's House, or A Child's First Verse in Political Philosophy
An allegorical poem about vipers that people keep in their houses
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
 
Topic:  Washington, George First President of the United States
Upd   Articles No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
 
Topic:  Wilson, Woodrow Twenty-eighth President of the United States
Upd   Articles No More Great Presidents
Discusses the results of a 1996 poll of historians asking them to rank U.S. presidents, focusing on those ranked Great, Near Great and Failure, and offers his own ranking
 
3 Oct 2019
Topic:  Cancer A group of diseases caused by uncontrolled cell division leading to malignant growth
Upd   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:  China Territory in eastern Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Upd   Articles A Free-Market Constitution for Hong Kong: A Blueprint for China
Discusses the draft of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, expected to be promulgated in 1990 (actually adopted 4 April 1990 and went into effect 1 July 1997), as a "free-market constitution"
 
Topic:  Economic Freedom Absence of coercion or controls over economic activities
Upd   Articles A Free-Market Constitution for Hong Kong: A Blueprint for China
Discusses the draft of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, expected to be promulgated in 1990 (actually adopted 4 April 1990 and went into effect 1 July 1997), as a "free-market constitution"
 
Topic:  Evolution The process of gradual transformation of living organisms over time
Upd   Articles Freedom Evolves
Review of philosophy professor Daniel C. Dennett's book Freedom Evolves
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles A Free-Market Constitution for Hong Kong: A Blueprint for China
Discusses the draft of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, expected to be promulgated in 1990 (actually adopted 4 April 1990 and went into effect 1 July 1997), as a "free-market constitution"
 
Topic:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Books Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War
Partial contents: German Liberalism - The Triumph of Militarism - Etatism - Etatism and Nationalism - Refutation of Some Fallacious Explanations - The Peculiar Characteristics of German Nationalism - The Social Democrats in Imperial Germany
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
Upd   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:  Higgs, Robert Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute
Upd   Writings Atrocities in the 'Good War': A Tract for Today
Introduces excerpt from Edgar L. Jones' article "One War is Enough", Atlantic Monthly Feb 1946, as "valuable lessons" for those pondering the atrocities committed in the Iraq War
 
Topic:  Hong Kong Territory in southeast China, ruled since 1997 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Xiānggǎng Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū
Upd   Articles A Free-Market Constitution for Hong Kong: A Blueprint for China
Discusses the draft of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, expected to be promulgated in 1990 (actually adopted 4 April 1990 and went into effect 1 July 1997), as a "free-market constitution"
 
Topic:  Hume, David 18th century Scottish philosopher
Upd   Articles Freedom Evolves
Review of philosophy professor Daniel C. Dennett's book Freedom Evolves
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles Atrocities in the 'Good War': A Tract for Today
Introduces excerpt from Edgar L. Jones' article "One War is Enough", Atlantic Monthly Feb 1946, as "valuable lessons" for those pondering the atrocities committed in the Iraq War
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles A Free-Market Constitution for Hong Kong: A Blueprint for China
Discusses the draft of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, expected to be promulgated in 1990 (actually adopted 4 April 1990 and went into effect 1 July 1997), as a "free-market constitution"
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Books Authored Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War
Partial contents: German Liberalism - The Triumph of Militarism - Etatism - Etatism and Nationalism - Refutation of Some Fallacious Explanations - The Peculiar Characteristics of German Nationalism - The Social Democrats in Imperial Germany
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Freedom Evolves
Review of philosophy professor Daniel C. Dennett's book Freedom Evolves
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles A Free-Market Constitution for Hong Kong: A Blueprint for China
Discusses the draft of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, expected to be promulgated in 1990 (actually adopted 4 April 1990 and went into effect 1 July 1997), as a "free-market constitution"
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles A Free-Market Constitution for Hong Kong: A Blueprint for China
Discusses the draft of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, expected to be promulgated in 1990 (actually adopted 4 April 1990 and went into effect 1 July 1997), as a "free-market constitution"
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles A Free-Market Constitution for Hong Kong: A Blueprint for China
Discusses the draft of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, expected to be promulgated in 1990 (actually adopted 4 April 1990 and went into effect 1 July 1997), as a "free-market constitution"
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   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:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Atrocities in the 'Good War': A Tract for Today
Introduces excerpt from Edgar L. Jones' article "One War is Enough", Atlantic Monthly Feb 1946, as "valuable lessons" for those pondering the atrocities committed in the Iraq War
Upd   Books Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War
Partial contents: German Liberalism - The Triumph of Militarism - Etatism - Etatism and Nationalism - Refutation of Some Fallacious Explanations - The Peculiar Characteristics of German Nationalism - The Social Democrats in Imperial Germany
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
Upd   Articles Atrocities in the 'Good War': A Tract for Today
Introduces excerpt from Edgar L. Jones' article "One War is Enough", Atlantic Monthly Feb 1946, as "valuable lessons" for those pondering the atrocities committed in the Iraq War
 
2 Oct 2019
Topic:  Atlas Network Helps to develop a network of worldwide market-oriented think tanks
Upd   Articles The Morality of Profit
Announces an initiative from the Atlas Network and the John Templeton Foundation, includes short video by the Atlas Network
 
Topic:  Flynn, John T. American journalist, author of The Roosevelt Myth
Upd   Books Authored The Roosevelt Myth: A Critical Account of the New Deal and Its Creator
Partial contents: Book One: Trial-and Error: The Banking Crisis - The New New Deal - Book Two: Confusion: War on the Courts - The Forgotten Depression - Book Three: Betrayal: The Atlantic Charter - The Thought Police - Politics, Disease and History
 
Topic:  Foundation for Economic Education One of the oldest free-market organizations in the U.S., founded in 1946 to study and advance the freedom philosophy
Upd   Articles Spotlight: Founding Father
Brief profile of Leonard Read, his accomplishments, his influence and his outlook for the future of liberty
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Libertarian moment or movement?
Two months before the 2003 Iraq invasion, presents the views of Robert Higgs and David Theroux as to whether the libertarian movement can have "a major role to play in post-9/11 America"
Upd     A scholar's scholar retires
Discusses Higgs' retirement, highlighting his books Competition and Coercion and Crisis and Leviathan as well as his identification of "regime uncertainty"
 
Topic:  Higgs, Robert Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute
Upd   Articles Libertarian moment or movement?
Two months before the 2003 Iraq invasion, presents the views of Robert Higgs and David Theroux as to whether the libertarian movement can have "a major role to play in post-9/11 America"
Upd     Machiavelli and U.S. Politics, Part 4: War
Part of a six-segment series examining The Prince vis-à-vis contemporary U.S. politics; this article covers Machiavelli's simple advice on war and contrasts it with that of James Madison and Robert Higgs in Crisis and Leviathan
Upd     A scholar's scholar retires
Discusses Higgs' retirement, highlighting his books Competition and Coercion and Crisis and Leviathan as well as his identification of "regime uncertainty"
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles Libertarian moment or movement?
Two months before the 2003 Iraq invasion, presents the views of Robert Higgs and David Theroux as to whether the libertarian movement can have "a major role to play in post-9/11 America"
Upd     Paul's Apology: Say it ain't so, Dr. No
Examines Ron Paul's record, the controversy over the newsletters published under Paul's name in the 1980s and 1990s, and Paul's response
 
Topic:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Articles Paul's Apology: Say it ain't so, Dr. No
Examines Ron Paul's record, the controversy over the newsletters published under Paul's name in the 1980s and 1990s, and Paul's response
 
Topic:  Read, Leonard Founder of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Articles Spotlight: Founding Father
Brief profile of Leonard Read, his accomplishments, his influence and his outlook for the future of liberty
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles A scholar's scholar retires
Discusses Higgs' retirement, highlighting his books Competition and Coercion and Crisis and Leviathan as well as his identification of "regime uncertainty"
Upd   Books The Roosevelt Myth: A Critical Account of the New Deal and Its Creator
Partial contents: Book One: Trial-and Error: The Banking Crisis - The New New Deal - Book Two: Confusion: War on the Courts - The Forgotten Depression - Book Three: Betrayal: The Atlantic Charter - The Thought Police - Politics, Disease and History
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Reference Socialism
 
Topic:  Social Security Tax Tax imposed on employers and employees to fund the Social Security system
Upd   Articles Track Work
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles A scholar's scholar retires
Discusses Higgs' retirement, highlighting his books Competition and Coercion and Crisis and Leviathan as well as his identification of "regime uncertainty"
 
Topic:  Sullum, Jacob Senior editor of Reason, nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Biography Reason Magazine -- Jacob Sullum biography
Upd   Archived Articles Staff: Jacob Sullum - Reason Magazine: Articles
since April 1992
Upd   Writings Track Work
Upd     Paul's Apology: Say it ain't so, Dr. No
Examines Ron Paul's record, the controversy over the newsletters published under Paul's name in the 1980s and 1990s, and Paul's response
 
Topic:  Theroux, David J. Founder, President and CEO of The Independent Institute
Upd   Articles Libertarian moment or movement?
Two months before the 2003 Iraq invasion, presents the views of Robert Higgs and David Theroux as to whether the libertarian movement can have "a major role to play in post-9/11 America"
 
1 Oct 2019
Topic:  Adams, John Second President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Armies, Standing Maintaining permanent armies of paid or conscripted soldiers
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
Upd   Books The Mystery of Banking
Electronic text available at the Ludwig von Mises Institute
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Reference Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850)
Includes picture and list of selected works with links to those hosted by the Library of Economics and Liberty
 
Topic:  Chapman, Steve Editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune and nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Writings The Triumph of Falsehood
Discusses the proliferation of falsehoods in the news and social media during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election and why the "fake news" sources tap into voters biases
 
Topic:  Czech Republic Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Ceská Republika
Upd   Articles Velvet Devolution: Is the "Czech Miracle" over? Or still to come? A report from Prague.
Re-examines the Czech Republic reforms since 1995
 
Topic:  Declaration of Independence, United States The document that formed the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Evolution The process of gradual transformation of living organisms over time
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
Topic:  Ferguson, Adam 18th century Scottish philosopher and historian
Upd   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
Upd     The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Future of Freedom Foundation, The Advances libertarian philosophy
Upd   Articles Up from Serfdom
Response to criticism by David Boaz on "Up From Slavery" to Hornberger's "Liberal Delusions about Freedom"
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Greece Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Elliniki Dhimokratia
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Henry, Patrick American revolutionary figure, famous for "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Higgs, Robert Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute
Upd   Web Pages Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Robert Higgs - Libertarian
Includes photo, biographical profile and quote
 
Topic:  Homeschooling Educating children at home
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Up from Serfdom
Response to criticism by David Boaz on "Up From Slavery" to Hornberger's "Liberal Delusions about Freedom"
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Jay, John First Chief Justice of the United States, co-author of the Federalist Papers
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Lebanon Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1946 by the al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah
Upd   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Madison, James Author of Federalist essays, fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Mason, George Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Massachusetts The Bay State - ratified Constitution 6 Feb 1788
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
Topic:  Milton, John 17th century English poet, author of Paradise Lost
Upd   Articles The Triumph of Falsehood
Discusses the proliferation of falsehoods in the news and social media during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election and why the "fake news" sources tap into voters biases
 
Topic:  Murray, Charles Author, policy analyst, AEI scholar
Upd   Web Pages Charles Murray | AEI Scholar:
Includes photograph, policy areas covered, biographical/bibliographical summary, experience and education
 
Topic:  Popper, Karl 20th century Austrian-born British philosopher
Upd   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Books Authored The Mystery of Banking
Electronic text available at the Ludwig von Mises Institute
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
Upd     The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
Topic:  Timberlake, Richard Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia
Upd   Writings A Critique of Monetarist and Austrian Doctrines on the Utility and Value of Money
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
Upd     Up from Serfdom
Response to criticism by David Boaz on "Up From Slavery" to Hornberger's "Liberal Delusions about Freedom"
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles The Triumph of Falsehood
Discusses the proliferation of falsehoods in the news and social media during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election and why the "fake news" sources tap into voters biases
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
Traces Spencer's contributions to the fields now known as anthropology and sociology and how his concept of cultural evolution was developed
Upd     Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788
Describes the arguments regarding foreign policy made during the period of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Federalists and the counterarguments, "largely ignored" by historians, from the Antifederalists
 
Topic:  Washington, George First President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Spirit of Humility
Discusses the recognition of the limits on human knowledge, which the author claims leads to the title spirit as evidenced in "the American experiment" and its possible lessons for European unification
 
30 Sep 2019
Topic:  Association, Freedom of The right of the people to meet or associate with others for peaceful purposes
Upd   Articles Boy Scouts of America and Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America, Petitioners, v. James Dale, Respondent
Brief of Amici Curiae (friends of the court) authored by Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Cato Institute and five other organizations, in support of the petitioners
 
Topic:  Badnarik, Michael Software engineer, 2004 Libertarian Presidential candidate
Upd   Articles The Libertarian Party Stays the Course: Reports from a political convention full of both surprises and the status quo
 
Topic:  Bandow, Doug Syndicated columnist, senior fellow at the Cato Institute
Upd   Books Authored Speaking Freely: The Public Interest in Unfettered Speech
Partial contents: TV Violence: Tempting Target for Reformers - Decency Regulation: The State as Censor - Who Will Mind the Children? - Commercial Speech: Defending the Language of Capitalism - The Fairness Doctrine
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Articles The Reagan Record On Trade: Rhetoric Vs. Reality
Analysis of Reagan's stance on free trade and protectionism, contrasting what he and those in his administration said with a lengthy list of actual quotas, tariffs and trade negotiation results
 
Topic:  Böhm von Bawerk, Eugen Nineteenth century Austrian economist and minister of Finance
Upd   Books Authored Capital and Interest
3 volumes: History and Critique of Interest Theories, Positive Theory of Capital, and Further Essays on Capital Interest. Electronic text based on 1890 translation, available at The Library of Economics and Liberty.
 
Topic:  Canada Territory in northern North America, ruled since 1982 by the Monarchy of Canada
Upd   Articles The Reagan Record On Trade: Rhetoric Vs. Reality
Analysis of Reagan's stance on free trade and protectionism, contrasting what he and those in his administration said with a lengthy list of actual quotas, tariffs and trade negotiation results
 
Topic:  Capital Goods Tools, machinery and other man-made elements used to produce goods and services
Upd   Books Capital and Interest
3 volumes: History and Critique of Interest Theories, Positive Theory of Capital, and Further Essays on Capital Interest. Electronic text based on 1890 translation, available at The Library of Economics and Liberty.
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Capitalism Should Be Our Weapon of Choice in Cuba
Argues that instead of tightening the embargo and severing relations with Cuba, the United States government should allow free trade with and travel with the island
 
Topic:  Cato Institute Non-profit public policy research foundation in Washington, DC
Upd   Writings Boy Scouts of America and Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America, Petitioners, v. James Dale, Respondent
Brief of Amici Curiae (friends of the court) authored by Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Cato Institute and five other organizations, in support of the petitioners
 
Topic:  Chapman, Steve Editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune and nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) Takings Exception: An Interview with Richard Epstein
Topics include libertarian ideas, Epstein's book Takings, the public housing and inner city issues, and civil rights laws
 
Topic:  Crane, Ed Co-founder and former President of the Cato Institute
Upd   Books Authored Speaking Freely: The Public Interest in Unfettered Speech
Partial contents: TV Violence: Tempting Target for Reformers - Decency Regulation: The State as Censor - Who Will Mind the Children? - Commercial Speech: Defending the Language of Capitalism - The Fairness Doctrine
 
Topic:  Cuba Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1959 by the República de Cuba
Upd   Articles Capitalism Should Be Our Weapon of Choice in Cuba
Argues that instead of tightening the embargo and severing relations with Cuba, the United States government should allow free trade with and travel with the island
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Interviews Takings Exception: An Interview with Richard Epstein
Topics include libertarian ideas, Epstein's book Takings, the public housing and inner city issues, and civil rights laws
 
Topic:  Epstein, Richard Professor of law at the University of Chicago
Upd   Interviews Takings Exception: An Interview with Richard Epstein
Topics include libertarian ideas, Epstein's book Takings, the public housing and inner city issues, and civil rights laws
 
Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
Upd   Videos Raps!: Founding Fathers
Macromedia Flash animation starring George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, with rap-like lyrics
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles The Reagan Record On Trade: Rhetoric Vs. Reality
Analysis of Reagan's stance on free trade and protectionism, contrasting what he and those in his administration said with a lengthy list of actual quotas, tariffs and trade negotiation results
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Articles The Reagan Record On Trade: Rhetoric Vs. Reality
Analysis of Reagan's stance on free trade and protectionism, contrasting what he and those in his administration said with a lengthy list of actual quotas, tariffs and trade negotiation results
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Writings Tibor Machan, a Founding Editor of Reason, RIP
Memorial tribute, describing Machan's involvement with Reason through the years, includes two videos, one of Machan discussing Ayn Rand and another in a panel with his co-founders and a former editor
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Interviews Takings Exception: An Interview with Richard Epstein
Topics include libertarian ideas, Epstein's book Takings, the public housing and inner city issues, and civil rights laws
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Reference Friedrich August Hayek (1899-1992)
Includes list of selected works with links to those hosted by the Library of Economics and Liberty
Upd   Articles Venezuela Reminds Us That Socialism Frequently Leads to Dictatorship
Comments on the political events and economic situation in Venezuela, and Hayek's warnings against central planning
 
Topic:  Higgs, Robert Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute
Upd   Web Pages The Independent Institute
Includes photo, profile and links to selected books, articles, audio and video
 
Topic:  Japan Archipelago off the northeast coast of Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Nippon-koku
Upd   Articles The Reagan Record On Trade: Rhetoric Vs. Reality
Analysis of Reagan's stance on free trade and protectionism, contrasting what he and those in his administration said with a lengthy list of actual quotas, tariffs and trade negotiation results
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Interviews Takings Exception: An Interview with Richard Epstein
Topics include libertarian ideas, Epstein's book Takings, the public housing and inner city issues, and civil rights laws
 
Topic:  Machan, Tibor Professor of philosophy and business ethics, co-founder of Reason magazine
Upd   Articles Tibor Machan, a Founding Editor of Reason, RIP
Memorial tribute, describing Machan's involvement with Reason through the years, includes two videos, one of Machan discussing Ayn Rand and another in a panel with his co-founders and a former editor
 
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Articles The Minimum Wage: Washingtons Perennial Myth
 
Topic:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Reagan Record On Trade: Rhetoric Vs. Reality
Analysis of Reagan's stance on free trade and protectionism, contrasting what he and those in his administration said with a lengthy list of actual quotas, tariffs and trade negotiation results
 
Topic:  Reason Montnly libertarian magazine published by the Reason Foundation, launched in May 1968
Upd   Articles Tibor Machan, a Founding Editor of Reason, RIP
Memorial tribute, describing Machan's involvement with Reason through the years, includes two videos, one of Machan discussing Ayn Rand and another in a panel with his co-founders and a former editor
 
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 Reagan Record On Trade: Rhetoric Vs. Reality
Analysis of Reagan's stance on free trade and protectionism, contrasting what he and those in his administration said with a lengthy list of actual quotas, tariffs and trade negotiation results
 
Topic:  Schumpeter, Joseph 20th century Austrian economist
Upd   Articles The Reagan Record On Trade: Rhetoric Vs. Reality
Analysis of Reagan's stance on free trade and protectionism, contrasting what he and those in his administration said with a lengthy list of actual quotas, tariffs and trade negotiation results
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Interviews Takings Exception: An Interview with Richard Epstein
Topics include libertarian ideas, Epstein's book Takings, the public housing and inner city issues, and civil rights laws
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Biography Adam Smith (1723-1790)
Includes list of selected works with links to those hosted by the Library of Economics and Liberty
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Venezuela Reminds Us That Socialism Frequently Leads to Dictatorship
Comments on the political events and economic situation in Venezuela, and Hayek's warnings against central planning
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Books Speaking Freely: The Public Interest in Unfettered Speech
Partial contents: TV Violence: Tempting Target for Reformers - Decency Regulation: The State as Censor - Who Will Mind the Children? - Commercial Speech: Defending the Language of Capitalism - The Fairness Doctrine
 
Topic:  Stossel, John Host of "Stossel" show on Fox Business channel and former ABC News correspondent for the "20/20" newsmagazine
Upd   Interviews Risky Journalism: ABC's John Stossel bucks a fearful establishment
 
Topic:  Sullum, Jacob Senior editor of Reason, nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) Risky Journalism: ABC's John Stossel bucks a fearful establishment
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Interviews Takings Exception: An Interview with Richard Epstein
Topics include libertarian ideas, Epstein's book Takings, the public housing and inner city issues, and civil rights laws
 
Topic:  Venezuela Territory in northern South America, ruled since 1999 by the República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Upd   Articles Venezuela Reminds Us That Socialism Frequently Leads to Dictatorship
Comments on the political events and economic situation in Venezuela, and Hayek's warnings against central planning
 
27 Sep 2019
Topic:  Cato Institute Non-profit public policy research foundation in Washington, DC
Upd   Articles Power Profile: Ed Crane
Biographical profile of Ed Crane, including his views on the 2008 U.S. presidential candidates and his five tips for success
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles On Moral Education
Condensed from "Moral Education" chapter, from Spring 1966 issue of Left and Right; contrasts the parental practice of punishing children with the approach of letting children be guided by the natural consequences from their actions
 
Topic:  Cleyre, Voltairine de American anarchist writer, lecturer and activist
Upd   Web Sites Voltairine de Cleyre Home Page
Website of the Voltairine de Cleyre Society; includes biography page, text of many of her essays, information on Presley's book about Cleyre and links to recommended resources
 
Topic:  Crane, Ed Co-founder and former President of the Cato Institute
Upd   Web Pages Edward H. Crane | Cato Institute
Includes photo, short profile and links to commentary and other writings
Upd   Articles Power Profile: Ed Crane
Biographical profile of Ed Crane, including his views on the 2008 U.S. presidential candidates and his five tips for success
 
Topic:  Laissez Faire Books Libertarian bookstore, founded in 1972 in New York City, now online and owned by Agora Financial
Upd   Articles Sharon Presley - Hero of the Day
Discusses Presley's role as founder and executive director of Resources for Independent Thinking and her earlier role as co-founder and co-proprietor of Laissez Faire Books
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles Power Profile: Ed Crane
Biographical profile of Ed Crane, including his views on the 2008 U.S. presidential candidates and his five tips for success
 
Topic:  Molinari, Gustave de 19th century Belgian/French economist, considered the originator of market-anarchism
Upd   Biography Life and Works of Gustave de Molinari
Includes bibliography and works about Molinari
 
Topic:  Presley, Sharon Psychologist, executive director of Resources for Independent Thinking
Upd   Web Sites Voltairine de Cleyre Home Page
Website of the Voltairine de Cleyre Society; includes biography page, text of many of her essays, information on Presley's book about Cleyre and links to recommended resources
Upd     Resources for Independent Thinking
Website of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Presley, that helps people "increase their critical thinking skills"; includes essays, reviews and links to recommended resources
Upd   Articles Sharon Presley - Hero of the Day
Discusses Presley's role as founder and executive director of Resources for Independent Thinking and her earlier role as co-founder and co-proprietor of Laissez Faire Books
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Writings On Moral Education
Condensed from "Moral Education" chapter, from Spring 1966 issue of Left and Right; contrasts the parental practice of punishing children with the approach of letting children be guided by the natural consequences from their actions
 
26 Sep 2019
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Books The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Partial contents: Of the Propriety of Action Consisting of Three Sections - Of Merit and Demerit; or of the Objects of Reward and Punishment - Of the Foundation of our Judgments concerning our own Sentiments and Conduct, and of the Sense of Duty
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Hayek and the Scots on Liberty
Explores the influence of the eighteenth-century Scottish moral philosophers, mainly David Hume and Adam Smith, on Hayek's thinking about liberty and concepts such as natural law theory
 
Topic:  Hume, David 18th century Scottish philosopher
Upd   Articles Hayek and the Scots on Liberty
Explores the influence of the eighteenth-century Scottish moral philosophers, mainly David Hume and Adam Smith, on Hayek's thinking about liberty and concepts such as natural law theory
 
Topic:  Laissez Faire Books Libertarian bookstore, founded in 1972 in New York City, now online and owned by Agora Financial
Upd   Articles Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Sharon Presley - Libertarian
Includes photo, biographical profile and quote
 
Topic:  Menger, Carl Founder of the Austrian School of economics
Upd   Articles Hayek and the Scots on Liberty
Explores the influence of the eighteenth-century Scottish moral philosophers, mainly David Hume and Adam Smith, on Hayek's thinking about liberty and concepts such as natural law theory
 
Topic:  Poole, Jr., Robert W. Founder of Reason Magazine and the Reason Foundation
Upd   Writings Obstruction of Justice
Discusses U.S. federal policies that prevent or work against lower-level governments privatizing the "services" they provide
Upd     HOT Networks: A New Plan for Congestion Relief and Better Transit
Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, discussing high-occupancy toll lanes combined with bus rapid transit systems
 
Topic:  Presley, Sharon Psychologist, executive director of Resources for Independent Thinking
Upd   Web Sites Sharon Presley
Personal website, includes profile page, list of published works, topics on which she talked, and a journal covering events from April 2007 to June 2012
Upd   Web Pages About Sharon Presley
Short biographical profile
Upd     FIOAR - Contributor Biographies
List of contributors to Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand, each with a short biographical profile
Upd     Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Sharon Presley - Libertarian
Includes photo, biographical profile and quote
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Hayek and the Scots on Liberty
Explores the influence of the eighteenth-century Scottish moral philosophers, mainly David Hume and Adam Smith, on Hayek's thinking about liberty and concepts such as natural law theory
Upd   Books Authored The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Partial contents: Of the Propriety of Action Consisting of Three Sections - Of Merit and Demerit; or of the Objects of Reward and Punishment - Of the Foundation of our Judgments concerning our own Sentiments and Conduct, and of the Sense of Duty
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Obstruction of Justice
Discusses U.S. federal policies that prevent or work against lower-level governments privatizing the "services" they provide
 
Topic:  Transportation The means and equipment used for the movement of passengers and goods
Upd   Articles Obstruction of Justice
Discusses U.S. federal policies that prevent or work against lower-level governments privatizing the "services" they provide
 
25 Sep 2019
Topic:  11 September 2001, Attacks of Terror attacks of 11 September 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Articles Fixing Airport Security
Published shortly before the establishment of the Transportation Security Administration, recommends that U.S. airport security be handled the way it has been done in Europe, and Heathrow in particular, by turning airports into business enterprises
 
Topic:  Albania Territory in southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea, ruled since 1992 by the Republika e Shqipërisë
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.45, Rank: 50, Personal Freedom: 7.50, Economic Freedom: 7.40, Democracy Index: 5.25
 
Topic:  Algeria Territory in northeast Africa, ruled since 1962 by the Al Jumhuriyah al Jazairiyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Shabiyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.04, Rank: 152, Personal Freedom: 4.93, Economic Freedom: 5.15, Democracy Index: 3.68
 
Topic:  Angola Territory in southwest Africa, nominally ruled since 2010 by the República de Angola
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.19, Rank: 150, Personal Freedom: 5.29, Economic Freedom: 5.08, Democracy Index: 3.38
 
Topic:  Argentina Territory in southeast South America, ruled since 1861 by the República Argentina
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.52, Rank: 103, Personal Freedom: 8.22, Economic Freedom: 4.81, Democracy Index: 6.57
 
Topic:  Armenia Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Hayastani Hanrapetut'yun
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.32, Rank: 55, Personal Freedom: 6.92, Economic Freedom: 7.71, Democracy Index: 3.69
 
Topic:  Australia The smallest continent, its territory is ruled since 1942 by the Monarchy of Australia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.61, Rank: 6, Personal Freedom: 9.29, Economic Freedom: 7.93, Democracy Index: 8.76
 
Topic:  Austria Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1955 by the Republik Österreich
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.53, Rank: 11, Personal Freedom: 9.50, Economic Freedom: 7.56, Democracy Index: 8.32
 
Topic:  Ayau, Manuel Founder of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala
Upd   Writings The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Bahamas, The Group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1973 by the Monarchy of the Bahamas
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.47, Rank: 48, Personal Freedom: 7.56, Economic Freedom: 7.38
 
Topic:  Bahrain Island in the Persian Gulf, ruled since 1971 by the Al Khalifa family
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.75, Rank: 88, Personal Freedom: 5.91, Economic Freedom: 7.60, Democracy Index: 3
 
Topic:  Bangladesh Territory in southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal, ruled since 1971 by the Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.81, Rank: 137, Personal Freedom: 5.28, Economic Freedom: 6.35, Democracy Index: 5.47
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: An Annotated Bibliography
Opens with a biography, then discusses Bastiat's major works and concludes with a current perspective; includes short list of works about Bastiat and links to other sites
 
Topic:  Belgium Territory in northwest Europe, ruled since 1830 by the Koninkrijk België/Royaume de Belgique
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.38, Rank: 17, Personal Freedom: 9.25, Economic Freedom: 7.51, Democracy Index: 7.56
 
Topic:  Bhutan Territory in central Asia, ruled since 2008 by the Kingdom of Bhutan
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.82, Rank: 79, Personal Freedom: 6.57, Economic Freedom: 7.07, Democracy Index: 5.21
 
Topic:  Block, Walter Professor of economics, Loyola University and Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute
Upd   Writings Rent Control
Defines rent control, its general effects, its effects on tenants and offers some solutions; citing supporting examples from New York City and elsewhere
 
Topic:  Böhm von Bawerk, Eugen Nineteenth century Austrian economist and minister of Finance
Upd   Reference Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk (1851-1914)
Includes picture and list of selected works
 
Topic:  Bolivia Territory in western South America, ruled since 2009 by the Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.98, Rank: 71, Personal Freedom: 7.62, Economic Freedom: 6.34, Democracy Index: 5.33
 
Topic:  Bosnia and Herzegovina Territory in south central Europe, ruled since 1995 by Republika Srpska, the Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine and the Brčko Distrikt
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.33, Rank: 54, Personal Freedom: 7.81, Economic Freedom: 6.85
 
Topic:  Botswana Territory in south central Africa, ruled since 1966 by the Republic of Botswana
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.70, Rank: 93, Personal Freedom: 6.14, Economic Freedom: 7.27, Democracy Index: 7.48
 
Topic:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.81, Rank: 82, Personal Freedom: 7.35, Economic Freedom: 6.27, Democracy Index: 6.94
Upd   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Broken Window Fallacy "What would become of the glaziers, if nobody ever broke windows?"
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: An Annotated Bibliography
Opens with a biography, then discusses Bastiat's major works and concludes with a current perspective; includes short list of works about Bastiat and links to other sites
 
Topic:  Brunei Territory in the island of Borneo in southeast Asia, ruled since 1984 by the Negara Brunei Darussalam
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.04, Rank: 66, Personal Freedom: 6.83, Economic Freedom: 7.25
 
Topic:  Buchanan, James M. 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Reference James M. Buchanan (1919-2013)
Includes picture and list of selected works
 
Topic:  Bulgaria Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republic of Bulgaria
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.86, Rank: 40, Personal Freedom: 8.33, Economic Freedom: 7.39, Democracy Index: 6.36
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Fixing Airport Security
Published shortly before the establishment of the Transportation Security Administration, recommends that U.S. airport security be handled the way it has been done in Europe, and Heathrow in particular, by turning airports into business enterprises
 
Topic:  Cambodia Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1993 by the Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.08, Rank: 64, Personal Freedom: 6.97, Economic Freedom: 7.20, Democracy Index: 4.95
 
Topic:  Canada Territory in northern North America, ruled since 1982 by the Monarchy of Canada
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.61, Rank: 6, Personal Freedom: 9.24, Economic Freedom: 7.98, Democracy Index: 8.85
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Reference Capitalism
Upd   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Chile Territory in southwest South America, ruled since 1980 by the República de Chile
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.08, Rank: 29, Personal Freedom: 8.34, Economic Freedom: 7.83, Democracy Index: 7.32
 
Topic:  China Territory in eastern Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.63, Rank: 141, Personal Freedom: 4.81, Economic Freedom: 6.45, Democracy Index: 3.38
 
Topic:  Coke, Edward 17th century English jurist, drafter of the Petition of Right
Upd   Articles Barristers and Barriers: Sir Edward Coke and the Regulation of Trade
Examines Coke's impact on the regulation of the legal profession and argues that while he opposed royal grants of monopoly privileges, his efforts tended to enhance monopoly advantages of common law barristers
 
Topic:  Colombia Territory in northwest South America, ruled since 1991 by the República de Colombia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.41, Rank: 111, Personal Freedom: 6.40, Economic Freedom: 6.43, Democracy Index: 5.99
 
Topic:  Congo, Republic of the Territory in west central Africa, ruled since 2002 by the République du Congo
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.76, Rank: 139, Personal Freedom: 6.72, Economic Freedom: 4.80, Democracy Index: 2.8
 
Topic:  Costa Rica Territory in Central America, ruled since 1949 by the República de Costa Rica
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.91, Rank: 38, Personal Freedom: 8.26, Economic Freedom: 7.56, Democracy Index: 7.61
 
Topic:  Croatia Territory in southern Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Hrvatska
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.75, Rank: 44, Personal Freedom: 8.49, Economic Freedom: 7.00, Democracy Index: 6.61
 
Topic:  Cyprus Island in the eastern Mediterranean, the largest portion of which is ruled since 1960 by the Republic of Cyprus
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.03, Rank: 33, Personal Freedom: 8.73, Economic Freedom: 7.32, Democracy Index: 6.98
 
Topic:  Czech Republic Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Ceská Republika
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.34, Rank: 18, Personal Freedom: 9.16, Economic Freedom: 7.53, Democracy Index: 7.57
 
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:  Denmark Territory in northen Europe, ruled since 1953 by the Kongeriget Danmark
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.62, Rank: 5, Personal Freedom: 9.58, Economic Freedom: 7.67, Democracy Index: 9.04
 
Topic:  Dispute Resolution, Alternative Methods of resolving disputes between individuals or groups without using the State courts
Upd   Articles Barristers and Barriers: Sir Edward Coke and the Regulation of Trade
Examines Coke's impact on the regulation of the legal profession and argues that while he opposed royal grants of monopoly privileges, his efforts tended to enhance monopoly advantages of common law barristers
 
Topic:  Dominican Republic Territory in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1961 by the República Dominicana
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.16, Rank: 63, Personal Freedom: 6.99, Economic Freedom: 7.32, Democracy Index: 6.43
 
Topic:  Economic Fallacies Popular mistakes in reasoning about economic concepts
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: An Annotated Bibliography
Opens with a biography, then discusses Bastiat's major works and concludes with a current perspective; includes short list of works about Bastiat and links to other sites
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
Upd   Books An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Partial contents: Of the Causes of Improvement in the productive... - Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock - Of the different Progress of Opulence in different Nations - Of Systems of political Œconomy - Of the Revenue of the Sovereign...
Upd     On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation
Partial contents: On Value - On Rent - On the Rent of Mines - On Natural and Market Price - Of Wages - On Profits - On Foreign Trade - On Taxes - Taxes on Raw Produce - Taxes on Rent - Tithes - Land-Tax - Taxes on Gold - Taxes on Houses - Taxes on Profits
 
Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
Upd   Articles Book Review: Perfect Competition and the Transformation of Economics by Frank M. Machovec
Review of the subject book, which argues that economics "embracing of perfect competition", over rivalrous competition, was a scientific revolution (as per Thomas Kuhn), but that led the profession down the wrong path
 
Topic:  Ecuador Territory in northwest South America, ruled since 2008 by the República del Ecuador
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.60, Rank: 97, Personal Freedom: 7.43, Economic Freedom: 5.76, Democracy Index: 5.57
 
Topic:  Egypt Territory mostly in northeast Africa, ruled since 2011 by the Jumhūrīyat Miṣr al-ʿArabīyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.31, Rank: 144, Personal Freedom: 4.56, Economic Freedom: 6.05, Democracy Index: 3.29
 
Topic:  El Salvador Territory in Central America, ruled since 1983 by the República de El Salvador
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.26, Rank: 58, Personal Freedom: 7.12, Economic Freedom: 7.40, Democracy Index: 6.03
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Book Review: Perfect Competition and the Transformation of Economics by Frank M. Machovec
Review of the subject book, which argues that economics "embracing of perfect competition", over rivalrous competition, was a scientific revolution (as per Thomas Kuhn), but that led the profession down the wrong path
 
Topic:  Estonia Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Eesti Vabariik
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.30, Rank: 21, Personal Freedom: 8.89, Economic Freedom: 7.70, Democracy Index: 8.87
 
Topic:  Ethiopia Territory in northeast Africa, ruled since 1991 by the ye-Ītyōṗṗyā Fēdēralāwī Dīmōkrāsīyāwī Rīpeblīk
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.53, Rank: 142, Personal Freedom: 5.46, Economic Freedom: 5.60, Democracy Index: 3.69
 
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   Reference Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies, identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
Topic:  Fiji Islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1987 by the Matanitu ko Viti
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.17, Rank: 61, Personal Freedom: 7.35, Economic Freedom: 6.99, Democracy Index: 5.55
 
Topic:  Finland Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1917 by the Suomen tasavalta
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.55, Rank: 9, Personal Freedom: 9.43, Economic Freedom: 7.68, Democracy Index: 8.87
 
Topic:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.05, Rank: 31, Personal Freedom: 8.81, Economic Freedom: 7.30, Democracy Index: 7.85
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Reference Free Market
Originally published in the The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics; definition of the free market and some related terms, e.g., exchange, prices, demand, using lay examples
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: An Annotated Bibliography
Opens with a biography, then discusses Bastiat's major works and concludes with a current perspective; includes short list of works about Bastiat and links to other sites
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Reference Milton Friedman (1912-2006)
Includes list of selected works
 
Topic:  Gambia, The Territory in west Africa, ruled since 1970 by the Republic of The Gambia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.20, Rank: 125, Personal Freedom: 5.29, Economic Freedom: 7.11, Democracy Index: 3.23
 
Topic:  George, Henry Nineteenth century American self-taught economist, author of Progress and Poverty
Upd   Reference Henry George (1839-1897)
Includes picture and list of selected works with links to those hosted by the Library of Economics and Liberty
 
Topic:  Georgia Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Sakartvelo
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.82, Rank: 43, Personal Freedom: 7.67, Economic Freedom: 7.98, Democracy Index: 5.81
 
Topic:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.49, Rank: 13, Personal Freedom: 9.44, Economic Freedom: 7.55, Democracy Index: 8.52
 
Topic:  Ghana Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1992 by the Republic of Ghana
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.25, Rank: 59, Personal Freedom: 8.08, Economic Freedom: 6.41, Democracy Index: 6.22
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Rent Control
Defines rent control, its general effects, its effects on tenants and offers some solutions; citing supporting examples from New York City and elsewhere
Upd     Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Greece Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Elliniki Dhimokratia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.47, Rank: 48, Personal Freedom: 8.02, Economic Freedom: 6.93, Democracy Index: 1.9
 
Topic:  Guatemala Territory in Central America, ruled since 1985 by the República de Guatemala
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.01, Rank: 68, Personal Freedom: 6.52, Economic Freedom: 7.50, Democracy Index: 5.43
 
Topic:  Haiti Territory in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1991 by the République d'Haïti
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.17, Rank: 61, Personal Freedom: 7.35, Economic Freedom: 6.99, Democracy Index: 3.08
 
Topic:  Hazlitt, Henry Journalist, author of Economics in One Lesson
Upd   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Honduras Territory in northern Central America, ruled since 1982 by the República de Honduras
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.53, Rank: 101, Personal Freedom: 5.83, Economic Freedom: 7.24, Democracy Index: 5.68
 
Topic:  Hong Kong Territory in southeast China, ruled since 1997 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Xiānggǎng Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 9.06, Rank: 1, Personal Freedom: 9.08, Economic Freedom: 9.03, Democracy Index: 5.73
 
Topic:  Hume, David 18th century Scottish philosopher
Upd   Reference David Hume (1711-1776)
Includes list of selected works
 
Topic:  Hungary Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1989 by the Magyarország
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.92, Rank: 37, Personal Freedom: 8.54, Economic Freedom: 7.30, Democracy Index: 6.64
 
Topic:  Iceland Island in the north Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1944 by the Lýðveldið Ísland
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.22, Rank: 25, Personal Freedom: 9.38, Economic Freedom: 7.06, Democracy Index: 9.55
 
Topic:  India Territory in southern Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Bhārat Gaṇarājya
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.76, Rank: 87, Personal Freedom: 7.01, Economic Freedom: 6.50, Democracy Index: 7.55
 
Topic:  Indonesia Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1959 by the Republik Indonesia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.97, Rank: 72, Personal Freedom: 6.91, Economic Freedom: 7.02, Democracy Index: 6.85
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 4.63, Rank: 157, Personal Freedom: 3.99, Economic Freedom: 5.27, Democracy Index: 2.04
 
Topic:  Ireland, Republic of Territory in the island of Ireland in the northern Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1937 by the Poblacht na hÉireann
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.64, Rank: 4, Personal Freedom: 9.31, Economic Freedom: 7.98, Democracy Index: 8.4
 
Topic:  Israel Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1948 by the Medīnat Yisrā'el
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.37, Rank: 52, Personal Freedom: 7.34, Economic Freedom: 7.39, Democracy Index: 7.75
 
Topic:  Italy Territory in southern Europe, ruled since 1946 by the Repubblica Italiana
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.09, Rank: 28, Personal Freedom: 9.00, Economic Freedom: 7.17, Democracy Index: 7.68
 
Topic:  Jamaica Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1962 by the Monarchy of Jamaica
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.20, Rank: 60, Personal Freedom: 7.20, Economic Freedom: 7.21, Democracy Index: 6.96
 
Topic:  Japan Archipelago off the northeast coast of Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Nippon-koku
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.04, Rank: 32, Personal Freedom: 8.67, Economic Freedom: 7.42, Democracy Index: 7.75
 
Topic:  Jefferson, Thomas Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Life and Works of Antoine Louis Claude, Comte Destutt de Tracy
Biographical essay on French philosopher Destutt de Tracy
 
Topic:  Jordan Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Al-Mamlaka al-Urdunniyya al-Hāshimiyya
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.74, Rank: 91, Personal Freedom: 5.65, Economic Freedom: 7.82, Democracy Index: 3.82
 
Topic:  Kazakhstan Territory in west central Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Qazaqstan Respublïkası
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.64, Rank: 96, Personal Freedom: 5.93, Economic Freedom: 7.35, Democracy Index: 2.87
 
Topic:  Kenya Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Republic of Kenya
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.75, Rank: 88, Personal Freedom: 6.36, Economic Freedom: 7.14, Democracy Index: 5.09
 
Topic:  Knight, Frank 20th century American economist of the Chicago School
Upd   Articles Book Review: Perfect Competition and the Transformation of Economics by Frank M. Machovec
Review of the subject book, which argues that economics "embracing of perfect competition", over rivalrous competition, was a scientific revolution (as per Thomas Kuhn), but that led the profession down the wrong path
 
Topic:  Korea, South Territory in northeast Asia, ruled since 1948 by the Daehanminguk
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.98, Rank: 35, Personal Freedom: 8.57, Economic Freedom: 7.40, Democracy Index: 7.94
 
Topic:  Kuwait Territory in the northeast Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1961 by the Dawlat al-Kuwait
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.41, Rank: 111, Personal Freedom: 5.67, Economic Freedom: 7.14, Democracy Index: 3.84
 
Topic:  Kyrgyzstan Territory in west central Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Kyrgyz Respublikasy
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.58, Rank: 98, Personal Freedom: 6.01, Economic Freedom: 7.16, Democracy Index: 5.23
 
Topic:  Laos Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1975 by the Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.43, Rank: 109, Personal Freedom: 6.00, Economic Freedom: 6.85, Democracy Index: 2.47
 
Topic:  Latvia Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Latvijas Republika
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.24, Rank: 24, Personal Freedom: 8.90, Economic Freedom: 7.57, Democracy Index: 4.8
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Frédéric Bastiat: An Annotated Bibliography
Opens with a biography, then discusses Bastiat's major works and concludes with a current perspective; includes short list of works about Bastiat and links to other sites
Upd     Barristers and Barriers: Sir Edward Coke and the Regulation of Trade
Examines Coke's impact on the regulation of the legal profession and argues that while he opposed royal grants of monopoly privileges, his efforts tended to enhance monopoly advantages of common law barristers
 
Topic:  Lebanon Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1946 by the al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.48, Rank: 108, Personal Freedom: 5.90, Economic Freedom: 7.06, Democracy Index: 5.01
 
Topic:  Liberia Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1986 by the Republic of Liberia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.66, Rank: 94, Personal Freedom: 6.09, Economic Freedom: 7.22, Democracy Index: 4.8
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Measures of Freedom The Human Freedom Index 2016: A Global Measurement of Personal, Civil, and Economic Freedom
Co-published by Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Upd   Books On Liberty
Contents: I. Introductory - II. Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion - III. Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-Being - IV. Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual - V. Applications
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Liberty, Threats To Actions by government that restrict individual liberty
Upd   Articles Reason 35th Anniversary Banquet Remarks
Remembrances of 35 years, focusing on Reason magazine and the Reason Foundation, but also contrasting the late 1960s to the early 2000s in terms of both technology and government intervention
 
Topic:  Libya Territory in northern Africa, ruled since 2016 by the Government of National Accord
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 4.42, Rank: 159, Personal Freedom: 4.27, Economic Freedom: 4.58, Democracy Index: 3.43
 
Topic:  Lithuania Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Lietuvos Respublika
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.31, Rank: 20, Personal Freedom: 8.82, Economic Freedom: 7.81, Democracy Index: 4.35
 
Topic:  London Capital of Great Britain
Upd   Articles Fixing Airport Security
Published shortly before the establishment of the Transportation Security Administration, recommends that U.S. airport security be handled the way it has been done in Europe, and Heathrow in particular, by turning airports into business enterprises
 
Topic:  Luxembourg Territory in northwestern Europe, ruled since 1944 by the Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.53, Rank: 11, Personal Freedom: 9.41, Economic Freedom: 7.65, Democracy Index: 8.68
 
Topic:  Macedonia, Republic of Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Makedonija
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.32, Rank: 55, Personal Freedom: 7.42, Economic Freedom: 7.22, Democracy Index: 5.9
 
Topic:  Madagascar Islands off the southeast coast of Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Repoblikan'i Madagasikara
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.05, Rank: 65, Personal Freedom: 7.56, Economic Freedom: 6.54, Democracy Index: 4.35
 
Topic:  Malaysia Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1963 by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.39, Rank: 115, Personal Freedom: 5.53, Economic Freedom: 7.25, Democracy Index: 6.65
 
Topic:  Malta Archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, ruled since 1964 by the Repubblika ta' Malta
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.41, Rank: 16, Personal Freedom: 9.08, Economic Freedom: 7.74, Democracy Index: 8.06
 
Topic:  Mauritius Islands in the southwest Indian Ocean, ruled since 1992 by the Republic of Mauritius
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.02, Rank: 34, Personal Freedom: 8.06, Economic Freedom: 7.98, Democracy Index: 7.78
 
Topic:  Mexico Territory in south central North America, ruled since 1917 by the Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.85, Rank: 77, Personal Freedom: 6.82, Economic Freedom: 6.88, Democracy Index: 6.52
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Writings Introductory
Chapter I
Upd   Books Authored On Liberty
Contents: I. Introductory - II. Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion - III. Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-Being - IV. Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual - V. Applications
 
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Articles Sense and Nonsense on the Minimum Wage
 
Topic:  Mongolia Territory in east central Asia, ruled since 1992 by the Mongol uls
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.52, Rank: 47, Personal Freedom: 7.66, Economic Freedom: 7.39, Democracy Index: 6.22
 
Topic:  Monopoly Exclusive control by someone or some group of the means of producing or selling a good or service
Upd   Articles Barristers and Barriers: Sir Edward Coke and the Regulation of Trade
Examines Coke's impact on the regulation of the legal profession and argues that while he opposed royal grants of monopoly privileges, his efforts tended to enhance monopoly advantages of common law barristers
 
Topic:  Morocco Territory in northwest Africa, ruled since 1956 by the al Mamlakah al Maghribiyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.09, Rank: 131, Personal Freedom: 5.76, Economic Freedom: 6.42, Democracy Index: 3.89
 
Topic:  Myanmar Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1989 by the Pyidaunzu Thanmăda Myăma Nainngandaw
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 4.94, Rank: 153, Personal Freedom: 4.48, Economic Freedom: 5.39, Democracy Index: 3.3
 
Topic:  Namibia Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1990 by the Republic of Namibia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.99, Rank: 69, Personal Freedom: 7.18, Economic Freedom: 6.80, Democracy Index: 5.74
 
Topic:  Nepal Territory in south Asia, ruled since 2008 by the Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.79, Rank: 84, Personal Freedom: 7.04, Economic Freedom: 6.54, Democracy Index: 4.57
 
Topic:  Netherlands Territory in northwest Europe, ruled since 1815 by the Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.54, Rank: 10, Personal Freedom: 9.45, Economic Freedom: 7.63, Democracy Index: 8.79
 
Topic:  New York The Empire State - ratified Constitution 26 Jul 1788
Upd   Articles U.S. Airport Privatization Slowly Takes Off
Discusses one completed and two potential airport privatization deals under a 1996 pilot program in the U.S. (Note: the Stewart Airport 99-year lease was sold back after seven years)
 
Topic:  New York City The Big Apple
Upd   Articles Rent Control
Defines rent control, its general effects, its effects on tenants and offers some solutions; citing supporting examples from New York City and elsewhere
 
Topic:  New Zealand Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1947 by the Monarchy of New Zealand
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.67, Rank: 3, Personal Freedom: 9.00, Economic Freedom: 8.35, Democracy Index: 8.77
 
Topic:  Nicaragua Territory in Central America, ruled since 1987 by the República de Nicaragua
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.88, Rank: 76, Personal Freedom: 6.38, Economic Freedom: 7.39, Democracy Index: 4.88
 
Topic:  Nigeria Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.75, Rank: 140, Personal Freedom: 5.05, Economic Freedom: 6.45, Democracy Index: 3.75
 
Topic:  Norway Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Kongeriket Norge
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.49, Rank: 13, Personal Freedom: 9.47, Economic Freedom: 7.51, Democracy Index: 9.91
 
Topic:  Oman Territory in the Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1970 by the Salṭanat ʻUmān
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.32, Rank: 120, Personal Freedom: 5.37, Economic Freedom: 7.27, Democracy Index: 2.91
 
Topic:  Pakistan Territory in southern Asia, ruled since 1956 by the Islāmī Jumhūriyah Pākistān[
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.28, Rank: 146, Personal Freedom: 4.54, Economic Freedom: 6.01, Democracy Index: 4.47
 
Topic:  Panama Territory in south Central America, ruled since 1903 by the República de Panama
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.67, Rank: 46, Personal Freedom: 7.88, Economic Freedom: 7.47, Democracy Index: 6.64
 
Topic:  Paraguay Territory in central South America, ruled since 1992 by the República del Paraguay
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.85, Rank: 77, Personal Freedom: 6.82, Economic Freedom: 6.88, Democracy Index: 5.77
 
Topic:  Peru Territory in western South America, ruled since 1993 by the República del Perú
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.36, Rank: 53, Personal Freedom: 7.38, Economic Freedom: 7.35, Democracy Index: 6.04
 
Topic:  Philippines Archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1946 by the Republika ng Pilipinas
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.53, Rank: 101, Personal Freedom: 6.05, Economic Freedom: 7.01, Democracy Index: 6.19
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   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)
 
Topic:  Poland Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1989 by the Rzeczpospolita Polska
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.30, Rank: 21, Personal Freedom: 9.18, Economic Freedom: 7.42, Democracy Index: 6.22
 
Topic:  Poole, Jr., Robert W. Founder of Reason Magazine and the Reason Foundation
Upd   Writings Reason 35th Anniversary Banquet Remarks
Remembrances of 35 years, focusing on Reason magazine and the Reason Foundation, but also contrasting the late 1960s to the early 2000s in terms of both technology and government intervention
Upd     U.S. Airport Privatization Slowly Takes Off
Discusses one completed and two potential airport privatization deals under a 1996 pilot program in the U.S. (Note: the Stewart Airport 99-year lease was sold back after seven years)
Upd     Fixing Airport Security
Published shortly before the establishment of the Transportation Security Administration, recommends that U.S. airport security be handled the way it has been done in Europe, and Heathrow in particular, by turning airports into business enterprises
 
Topic:  Portugal Territory in southwestern Europe, ruled since 1976 by the República Portuguesa
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.32, Rank: 19, Personal Freedom: 9.15, Economic Freedom: 7.49, Democracy Index: 7.39
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Rent Control
Defines rent control, its general effects, its effects on tenants and offers some solutions; citing supporting examples from New York City and elsewhere
 
Topic:  Qatar Territory in eastern Arabia, ruled since 1971 by the Al Thani family
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.38, Rank: 117, Personal Freedom: 4.86, Economic Freedom: 7.91, Democracy Index: 2.95
 
Topic:  Reason Montnly libertarian magazine published by the Reason Foundation, launched in May 1968
Upd   Articles Reason 35th Anniversary Banquet Remarks
Remembrances of 35 years, focusing on Reason magazine and the Reason Foundation, but also contrasting the late 1960s to the early 2000s in terms of both technology and government intervention
 
Topic:  Reason Foundation Promotes libertarian principles, including free markets, individual liberty, and the rule of law
Upd   Articles Reason 35th Anniversary Banquet Remarks
Remembrances of 35 years, focusing on Reason magazine and the Reason Foundation, but also contrasting the late 1960s to the early 2000s in terms of both technology and government intervention
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Ricardo, David 18th/19th century British economist
Upd   Books Authored On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation
Partial contents: On Value - On Rent - On the Rent of Mines - On Natural and Market Price - Of Wages - On Profits - On Foreign Trade - On Taxes - Taxes on Raw Produce - Taxes on Rent - Tithes - Land-Tax - Taxes on Gold - Taxes on Houses - Taxes on Profits
 
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 Frédéric Bastiat: An Annotated Bibliography
Opens with a biography, then discusses Bastiat's major works and concludes with a current perspective; includes short list of works about Bastiat and links to other sites
Upd     Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies, identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
Topic:  Romania Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Statul Român
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.06, Rank: 30, Personal Freedom: 8.46, Economic Freedom: 7.66, Democracy Index: 6.22
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings Free Market
Originally published in the The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics; definition of the free market and some related terms, e.g., exchange, prices, demand, using lay examples
 
Topic:  Russia Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.39, Rank: 115, Personal Freedom: 6.13, Economic Freedom: 6.66, Democracy Index: 3.36
 
Topic:  Rwanda Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1962 by the Repubulika y'u Rwanda
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.78, Rank: 85, Personal Freedom: 6.19, Economic Freedom: 7.38, Democracy Index: 3.11
 
Topic:  Saudi Arabia Territory in southwestern Asia, ruled since 1932 by the Āl Sa‘ūd family
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.31, Rank: 144, Personal Freedom: 3.66, Economic Freedom: 6.95, Democracy Index: 1.92
 
Topic:  Senegal Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République du Sénégal
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.41, Rank: 111, Personal Freedom: 6.40, Economic Freedom: 6.42, Democracy Index: 5.93
 
Topic:  Serbia Territory in southeastern Europe, ruled since 2006 by the Republika Srbija
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.02, Rank: 67, Personal Freedom: 7.36, Economic Freedom: 6.68, Democracy Index: 6.55
 
Topic:  Seychelles Archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, ruled since 1976 by Repiblik Sesel
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.41, Rank: 51, Personal Freedom: 7.34, Economic Freedom: 7.48
 
Topic:  Singapore Islands in southeast Asia, ruled since 1965 by the Xīnjiāpō Gònghéguó/Republic of Singapore
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.86, Rank: 40, Personal Freedom: 7.01, Economic Freedom: 8.71, Democracy Index: 5.77
 
Topic:  Slovakia Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Slovenská republika
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.12, Rank: 27, Personal Freedom: 8.78, Economic Freedom: 7.45, Democracy Index: 6.91
 
Topic:  Slovenia Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Slovenija
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.90, Rank: 39, Personal Freedom: 9.07, Economic Freedom: 6.73, Democracy Index: 5.71
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Books Authored An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Partial contents: Of the Causes of Improvement in the productive... - Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock - Of the different Progress of Opulence in different Nations - Of Systems of political Œconomy - Of the Revenue of the Sovereign...
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Free Market
Originally published in the The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics; definition of the free market and some related terms, e.g., exchange, prices, demand, using lay examples
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  South Africa Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1994 by the Republic of South Africa
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.92, Rank: 74, Personal Freedom: 7.21, Economic Freedom: 6.64, Democracy Index: 7.64
 
Topic:  Spain Territory in southwestern Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Reino de España
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.95, Rank: 36, Personal Freedom: 8.52, Economic Freedom: 7.38, Democracy Index: 7.71
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Introductory
Chapter I
 
Topic:  Sri Lanka Island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of India, ruled since 1972 by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.10, Rank: 130, Personal Freedom: 5.68, Economic Freedom: 6.52, Democracy Index: 5.71
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles The Impoverishing Effects of Foreign Aid
Analyzes the 1980s debt crisis, from the viewpoint of creditor and debtor countries, suggesting some solutions such as removing trade barriers, ending debtor government interventionist policies and creditor government foreign aid and subsidized bail-outs
 
Topic:  Sweden Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Konungariket Sverige
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.42, Rank: 15, Personal Freedom: 9.37, Economic Freedom: 7.46, Democracy Index: 9.69
 
Topic:  Switzerland Territory in west central Europe, ruled since 1848 by the Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft - Confédération suisse - Confederazione Svizzera
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.83, Rank: 2, Personal Freedom: 9.41, Economic Freedom: 8.25, Democracy Index: 9.01
 
Topic:  Syria Territory in southwest Asia, nominally ruled since 1961 by the al-Jumhūriyyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūriyyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 4.72, Rank: 156, Personal Freedom: 3.85, Economic Freedom: 5.59, Democracy Index: 2.17
 
Topic:  Taiwan Island off the southeast coast of China, ruled since 1949 by the Zhōnghuá Mínguó
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.18, Rank: 26, Personal Freedom: 8.71, Economic Freedom: 7.65, Democracy Index: 5.05
 
Topic:  Tanzania Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.57, Rank: 99, Personal Freedom: 6.30, Economic Freedom: 6.84, Democracy Index: 5.81
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Books On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation
Partial contents: On Value - On Rent - On the Rent of Mines - On Natural and Market Price - Of Wages - On Profits - On Foreign Trade - On Taxes - Taxes on Raw Produce - Taxes on Rent - Tithes - Land-Tax - Taxes on Gold - Taxes on Houses - Taxes on Profits
 
Topic:  Thailand Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1932 by the Ratcha Anachak Thai
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.49, Rank: 107, Personal Freedom: 6.41, Economic Freedom: 6.56, Democracy Index: 5.05
 
Topic:  Trinidad and Tobago Islands in the southwest West Indies, ruled since 1962 by the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.82, Rank: 79, Personal Freedom: 6.87, Economic Freedom: 6.77, Democracy Index: 6.68
 
Topic:  Tunisia Territory in northern Africa, ruled since 1956 by the al-Jumhūrīyah at-Tūnisīyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.23, Rank: 123, Personal Freedom: 5.93, Economic Freedom: 6.54, Democracy Index: 6.64
 
Topic:  Turgot, Anne Robert Jacques 18th century French economist
Upd   Biography Life and Works of Anne Robert Jacques Turgot
Includes portrait and bibliography (works by and about Turgot)
 
Topic:  Turkey Territory in southwest Asia and southeast Europe, ruled since 1923 by the Türkiye Cumhuriyeti
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.96, Rank: 73, Personal Freedom: 7.06, Economic Freedom: 6.86, Democracy Index: 5.53
 
Topic:  Uganda Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1962 by the Jamhuri ya Uganda
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.54, Rank: 100, Personal Freedom: 5.74, Economic Freedom: 7.34, Democracy Index: 4.98
 
Topic:  Ukraine Territory in eastern Europe, ruled since 1991 by the republic of Uryad Ukrayiny
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.41, Rank: 111, Personal Freedom: 6.81, Economic Freedom: 6.00, Democracy Index: 5.08
 
Topic:  United Arab Emirates Territory in the eastern Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1971 by the Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.36, Rank: 118, Personal Freedom: 4.73, Economic Freedom: 7.98, Democracy Index: 2.56
 
Topic:  United Kingdom Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.61, Rank: 6, Personal Freedom: 9.29, Economic Freedom: 7.93, Democracy Index: 8.04
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 8.27, Rank: 23, Personal Freedom: 8.79, Economic Freedom: 7.75, Democracy Index: 8.01
 
Topic:  Uruguay Territory in southeast South America, ruled since 1828 by the República Oriental del Uruguay
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 7.83, Rank: 42, Personal Freedom: 8.58, Economic Freedom: 7.08, Democracy Index: 7.72
 
Topic:  Venezuela Territory in northern South America, ruled since 1999 by the República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 4.91, Rank: 154, Personal Freedom: 6.53, Economic Freedom: 3.29, Democracy Index: 4.87
 
Topic:  Vietnam Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1976 by the Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 6.12, Rank: 128, Personal Freedom: 5.82, Economic Freedom: 6.43, Democracy Index: 3.68
Upd   Articles Rent Control
Defines rent control, its general effects, its effects on tenants and offers some solutions; citing supporting examples from New York City and elsewhere
 
Topic:  Yemen Territory in the southern Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1990 by the al-Jumhūrīyah al-Yamanīyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 4.56, Rank: 158, Personal Freedom: 2.67, Economic Freedom: 6.44, Democracy Index: 3.19
 
Topic:  Zimbabwe Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1980 by the Republic of Zimbabwe
Upd   Measures of Freedom Human Freedom Index
2014: 5.24, Rank: 148, Personal Freedom: 5.20, Economic Freedom: 5.28, Democracy Index: 2.67
 
24 Sep 2019
Topic:  Deregulation Elimination of laws and rules imposed on an industry
Upd   Articles Robert W. Poole, Jr. - Hero of the Day
Discusses the effects of airline deregulation and the solution proposed by Poole, with some background on the Reason Foundation and Reason magazine
 
Topic:  Goldwater, Barry Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate
Upd   Articles Interview with Robert Poole
Topics discussed range from Poole's early influences, Ayn Rand, getting interested in policy analysis, the Goldwater campaign, the LP, Reason Foundation, the professionals who helped him the most and his passion for privatization
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles Interview with Robert Poole
Topics discussed range from Poole's early influences, Ayn Rand, getting interested in policy analysis, the Goldwater campaign, the LP, Reason Foundation, the professionals who helped him the most and his passion for privatization
 
Topic:  Machan, Tibor Professor of philosophy and business ethics, co-founder of Reason magazine
Upd   Articles Interview with Robert Poole
Topics discussed range from Poole's early influences, Ayn Rand, getting interested in policy analysis, the Goldwater campaign, the LP, Reason Foundation, the professionals who helped him the most and his passion for privatization
 
Topic:  Poole, Jr., Robert W. Founder of Reason Magazine and the Reason Foundation
Upd   Web Pages Robert Poole | Reason Foundation
Includes picture, biographical summary and links to commentaries and writings
Upd   Articles Robert W. Poole, Jr. - Hero of the Day
Discusses the effects of airline deregulation and the solution proposed by Poole, with some background on the Reason Foundation and Reason magazine
Upd   Interviews Interview with Robert Poole
Topics discussed range from Poole's early influences, Ayn Rand, getting interested in policy analysis, the Goldwater campaign, the LP, Reason Foundation, the professionals who helped him the most and his passion for privatization
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Interview with Robert Poole
Topics discussed range from Poole's early influences, Ayn Rand, getting interested in policy analysis, the Goldwater campaign, the LP, Reason Foundation, the professionals who helped him the most and his passion for privatization
 
Topic:  Reason Montnly libertarian magazine published by the Reason Foundation, launched in May 1968
Upd   Articles Interview with Robert Poole
Topics discussed range from Poole's early influences, Ayn Rand, getting interested in policy analysis, the Goldwater campaign, the LP, Reason Foundation, the professionals who helped him the most and his passion for privatization
 
23 Sep 2019
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Articles The essence of liberty: What is it that really makes one a libertarian?
Discusses five points of "no compromise" that Nolan considered essential to libertarianism
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles The essence of liberty: What is it that really makes one a libertarian?
Discusses five points of "no compromise" that Nolan considered essential to libertarianism
 
Topic:  Goldwater, Barry Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate
Upd   Articles Karl Hess: An appreciation
Memorial essay, discussing when and how Nolan met Hess and other recollections
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles The Case For a Libertarian Political Party
A few months before founding the Libertarian Party, Nolan presents his rationale for establishing a new political party, after discussing four other libertarian activist strategies and admitting that "political approaches are inherently coercive"
 
Topic:  Hess, Karl Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
Upd   Articles Karl Hess: An appreciation
Memorial essay, discussing when and how Nolan met Hess and other recollections
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles The essence of liberty: What is it that really makes one a libertarian?
Discusses five points of "no compromise" that Nolan considered essential to libertarianism
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles The Case For a Libertarian Political Party
A few months before founding the Libertarian Party, Nolan presents his rationale for establishing a new political party, after discussing four other libertarian activist strategies and admitting that "political approaches are inherently coercive"
Upd     The Barr Campaign At Three Months
Follow-up discussion of the Bob Barr presidential campaign three months after the nomination (and 10 weeks before the election)
 
Topic:  Liberty International Formerly International Society for Individual Liberty, "advances world liberty for everyone through international education and networking"
Upd   Articles The Case For a Libertarian Political Party
A few months before founding the Libertarian Party, Nolan presents his rationale for establishing a new political party, after discussing four other libertarian activist strategies and admitting that "political approaches are inherently coercive"
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
Upd   Articles The essence of liberty: What is it that really makes one a libertarian?
Discusses five points of "no compromise" that Nolan considered essential to libertarianism
 
Topic:  Nolan, David Co-founder of U.S. Libertarian Party, creator of political beliefs chart
Upd   Writings The essence of liberty: What is it that really makes one a libertarian?
Discusses five points of "no compromise" that Nolan considered essential to libertarianism
Upd     Libertarian Zappa dies
Memorial essay, mentioning Zappa's libertarian attributes and Nolan's limited contact with him
Upd     The Case For a Libertarian Political Party
A few months before founding the Libertarian Party, Nolan presents his rationale for establishing a new political party, after discussing four other libertarian activist strategies and admitting that "political approaches are inherently coercive"
Upd     The Barr Campaign At Three Months
Follow-up discussion of the Bob Barr presidential campaign three months after the nomination (and 10 weeks before the election)
Upd     Karl Hess: An appreciation
Memorial essay, discussing when and how Nolan met Hess and other recollections
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles The Case For a Libertarian Political Party
A few months before founding the Libertarian Party, Nolan presents his rationale for establishing a new political party, after discussing four other libertarian activist strategies and admitting that "political approaches are inherently coercive"
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
Upd   Articles The essence of liberty: What is it that really makes one a libertarian?
Discusses five points of "no compromise" that Nolan considered essential to libertarianism
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The essence of liberty: What is it that really makes one a libertarian?
Discusses five points of "no compromise" that Nolan considered essential to libertarianism
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles The Case For a Libertarian Political Party
A few months before founding the Libertarian Party, Nolan presents his rationale for establishing a new political party, after discussing four other libertarian activist strategies and admitting that "political approaches are inherently coercive"
 
20 Sep 2019
Topic:  Advocates for Self-Government Non-profit, non-partisan libertarian educational organization
Upd   Articles David F. Nolan - The Advocates for Self-Government
Includes photo, biography and the essay "Nolan: Innovator for Liberty" by James W. Harris
Upd     David Nolan: A leading 20th Century thinker?
News article about Nolan's inclusion in the book 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century, his reaction and his choices of who would he include in such a list
Upd     David Nolan: An Appreciation
A memorial tribute to Nolan, his chart and his involvement with the libertarian movement and the LP
 
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Articles Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
 
Topic:  Economic Freedom Absence of coercion or controls over economic activities
Upd   Articles Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
 
Topic:  Goldwater, Barry Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate
Upd   Articles David F. Nolan - The Advocates for Self-Government
Includes photo, biography and the essay "Nolan: Innovator for Liberty" by James W. Harris
 
Topic:  Gregory, Anthony Research Fellow and Student Programs Director at the Independent Institute
Upd   Writings Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles David F. Nolan - The Advocates for Self-Government
Includes photo, biography and the essay "Nolan: Innovator for Liberty" by James W. Harris
Upd     Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles David F. Nolan - The Advocates for Self-Government
Includes photo, biography and the essay "Nolan: Innovator for Liberty" by James W. Harris
Upd     David Nolan: An Appreciation
A memorial tribute to Nolan, his chart and his involvement with the libertarian movement and the LP
Upd   Podcasts David Nolan: What Happened to the Libertarian Party?
Rockwell asks Nolan about the recent LP presidential campaign and the status of the party
 
Topic:  Liberty International Formerly International Society for Individual Liberty, "advances world liberty for everyone through international education and networking"
Upd   Articles David F. Nolan - The Advocates for Self-Government
Includes photo, biography and the essay "Nolan: Innovator for Liberty" by James W. Harris
 
Topic:  Nolan, David Co-founder of U.S. Libertarian Party, creator of political beliefs chart
Upd   Articles David Nolan: A leading 20th Century thinker?
News article about Nolan's inclusion in the book 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century, his reaction and his choices of who would he include in such a list
Upd     Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
Upd     David Nolan: An Appreciation
A memorial tribute to Nolan, his chart and his involvement with the libertarian movement and the LP
Upd   Interviews David Nolan: What Happened to the Libertarian Party?
Rockwell asks Nolan about the recent LP presidential campaign and the status of the party
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
 
19 Sep 2019
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
Upd     The Alliance Story: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles The Alliance Story: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
Topic:  Fritz, Marshall President of Alliance for the Separation of School and State
Upd   Interviews The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
Upd     The Alliance Story: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
Topic:  Homeschooling Educating children at home
Upd   Articles The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
 
Topic:  Nolan, David Co-founder of U.S. Libertarian Party, creator of political beliefs chart
Upd   Web Pages David F. Nolan - The Advocates for Self-Government
Includes photo, biography and the essay "Nolan: Innovator for Liberty" by James W. Harris
Upd     Full Biography for David F. Nolan
Biography provided by Nolan as candidate for United States Representative in California's District 47; including links to position papers on the drug war, armed citizens and taxing the internet
 
Topic:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Articles The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles The Alliance Story: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
Topic:  Separation of School and State, Alliance for the Aims to improve education by liberating schools from politics
Upd   Articles The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
Upd     The Alliance Story: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The Alliance Story: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
18 Sep 2019
Topic:  Baseball America's favorite pastime
Upd   Articles Restoring Parental Responsibility for Education
Diffferentiates between "public" and "private" schools, arguing against calls for adding "market dynamics" to the former and pointing out lack of parental responsibility as the culprit for the lack of success in tax-funded schools
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles What Would Schools Be Like?
Discusses how schools would be different if they were no longer controlled by the government, and after talking to a Columbine survivor, points out the purpose of government schooling
 
Topic:  Economic Resources Natural, human and man-made factors used in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles TANSTAAFL, There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Explains the two meanings of TANSTAAFL: the scarcity of economic resources (and the need for tradeoffs) and the expectation of some kind of reciprocity when something is offered for "free"
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles What Would Schools Be Like?
Discusses how schools would be different if they were no longer controlled by the government, and after talking to a Columbine survivor, points out the purpose of government schooling
Upd     Restoring Parental Responsibility for Education
Diffferentiates between "public" and "private" schools, arguing against calls for adding "market dynamics" to the former and pointing out lack of parental responsibility as the culprit for the lack of success in tax-funded schools
 
Topic:  Eisenhower, Dwight D. Thirty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles TANSTAAFL, There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Explains the two meanings of TANSTAAFL: the scarcity of economic resources (and the need for tradeoffs) and the expectation of some kind of reciprocity when something is offered for "free"
 
Topic:  Fritz, Marshall President of Alliance for the Separation of School and State
Upd   Writings What Would Schools Be Like?
Discusses how schools would be different if they were no longer controlled by the government, and after talking to a Columbine survivor, points out the purpose of government schooling
Upd     Restoring Parental Responsibility for Education
Diffferentiates between "public" and "private" schools, arguing against calls for adding "market dynamics" to the former and pointing out lack of parental responsibility as the culprit for the lack of success in tax-funded schools
Upd     Hope for the Politically Homeless
Introduces David Nolan's Chart which Fritz turned into a Diamond Chart, and Fritz's (original) World's Smallest Political Quiz to help people place themselves within the Chart
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles TANSTAAFL, There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Explains the two meanings of TANSTAAFL: the scarcity of economic resources (and the need for tradeoffs) and the expectation of some kind of reciprocity when something is offered for "free"
 
Topic:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
Upd   Articles TANSTAAFL, There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Explains the two meanings of TANSTAAFL: the scarcity of economic resources (and the need for tradeoffs) and the expectation of some kind of reciprocity when something is offered for "free"
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Articles Restoring Parental Responsibility for Education
Diffferentiates between "public" and "private" schools, arguing against calls for adding "market dynamics" to the former and pointing out lack of parental responsibility as the culprit for the lack of success in tax-funded schools
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles Hope for the Politically Homeless
Introduces David Nolan's Chart which Fritz turned into a Diamond Chart, and Fritz's (original) World's Smallest Political Quiz to help people place themselves within the Chart
 
Topic:  No Free Lunch TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
Upd   Articles TANSTAAFL, There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Explains the two meanings of TANSTAAFL: the scarcity of economic resources (and the need for tradeoffs) and the expectation of some kind of reciprocity when something is offered for "free"
 
Topic:  Nolan, David Co-founder of U.S. Libertarian Party, creator of political beliefs chart
Upd   Articles Hope for the Politically Homeless
Introduces David Nolan's Chart which Fritz turned into a Diamond Chart, and Fritz's (original) World's Smallest Political Quiz to help people place themselves within the Chart
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles TANSTAAFL, There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Explains the two meanings of TANSTAAFL: the scarcity of economic resources (and the need for tradeoffs) and the expectation of some kind of reciprocity when something is offered for "free"
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Restoring Parental Responsibility for Education
Diffferentiates between "public" and "private" schools, arguing against calls for adding "market dynamics" to the former and pointing out lack of parental responsibility as the culprit for the lack of success in tax-funded schools
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Hope for the Politically Homeless
Introduces David Nolan's Chart which Fritz turned into a Diamond Chart, and Fritz's (original) World's Smallest Political Quiz to help people place themselves within the Chart
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Restoring Parental Responsibility for Education
Diffferentiates between "public" and "private" schools, arguing against calls for adding "market dynamics" to the former and pointing out lack of parental responsibility as the culprit for the lack of success in tax-funded schools
 
17 Sep 2019
Topic:  Fritz, Marshall President of Alliance for the Separation of School and State
Upd   Articles School & State Should Be Separated
Reviews Fritz's article "Restoring Parental Responsibility for Education", The Freeman, July 1996; with extensive quotes
Upd     The Political Compass & Why Libertarianism is Not Right-Wing
Presents a Political Compass in contrast to the traditional left/right spectrum, with a north-south axis of Choice vs. (state) Control and a west-east axis of Personal and Property Choice, and a 20 question quiz to determine one's political bearing
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles The Political Compass & Why Libertarianism is Not Right-Wing
Presents a Political Compass in contrast to the traditional left/right spectrum, with a north-south axis of Choice vs. (state) Control and a west-east axis of Personal and Property Choice, and a 20 question quiz to determine one's political bearing
 
Topic:  Nolan, David Co-founder of U.S. Libertarian Party, creator of political beliefs chart
Upd   Articles The Political Compass & Why Libertarianism is Not Right-Wing
Presents a Political Compass in contrast to the traditional left/right spectrum, with a north-south axis of Choice vs. (state) Control and a west-east axis of Personal and Property Choice, and a 20 question quiz to determine one's political bearing
 
16 Sep 2019
Topic:  Anarcho-Capitalism Political theory that rejects governmental authority and advocates laissez-faire capitalism
Upd   Podcasts Walter Block Is an Anarchist
Rockwell asks Block whether he is an anarchist and they discuss various books and articles that cover the topic
 
Topic:  Block, Walter Professor of economics, Loyola University and Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute
Upd   Interviews The Non-Aggression Axiom
Rockwell asks Block to explain the non-agression axiom and he goes on to talk about property rights, how Rothbard convinced him that even limited government violates the axiom, and why government cannot be viewed as a club that you join
Upd     Road Socialism
Rockwell talks with Block about the privatization of roads and streets, subject of an upcoming book
Upd     Walter Block Is an Anarchist
Rockwell asks Block whether he is an anarchist and they discuss various books and articles that cover the topic
Upd   Books Authored Defending the Undefendable: The Pimp, Prostitute, Scab, Slumlord, Libeler, Moneylender, and Other Scapegoats in the Rogue's Gallery of American Society
Partial contents: The Drug Addict - The Slanderer and Libeler - The Advertiser - The Gypsy Cab Driver - The Inheritor - The Moneylender - The Speculator - The Importer - The Middleman - The Profiteer - The Fat Capitalist-Pig Employer
 
Topic:  Cantillon, Richard 18th century Irish economist
Upd   Books Authored Essay on the Nature of Commerce in General
Partial contents: Of Wealth - Of Human Societies - Of Villages - Of Market Towns - Of Metals and Money, and especially of Gold and Silver - Of Barter - Of Market Prices - Of the Circulation of Money - Of Foreign Trade - Of the Exchanges and their Nature
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Books Essay on the Nature of Commerce in General
Partial contents: Of Wealth - Of Human Societies - Of Villages - Of Market Towns - Of Metals and Money, and especially of Gold and Silver - Of Barter - Of Market Prices - Of the Circulation of Money - Of Foreign Trade - Of the Exchanges and their Nature
 
Topic:  Fritz, Marshall President of Alliance for the Separation of School and State
Upd   Web Pages Marshall Fritz biography
At the Alliance for the Separation of School & State; includes photograph, short profile and links to various remembrances and tributes
Upd     Marshall Fritz - The Advocates for Self- Government
Includes picture and biographical profile, discussing in particular Fritz's creation: the World's Smallest Political Quiz
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Books Authored Defending the Undefendable: The Pimp, Prostitute, Scab, Slumlord, Libeler, Moneylender, and Other Scapegoats in the Rogue's Gallery of American Society
Partial contents: The Drug Addict - The Slanderer and Libeler - The Advertiser - The Gypsy Cab Driver - The Inheritor - The Moneylender - The Speculator - The Importer - The Middleman - The Profiteer - The Fat Capitalist-Pig Employer
 
Topic:  Liberty, Moral Freedom to engage in acts injurious to one's self or one's property
Upd   Books Defending the Undefendable: The Pimp, Prostitute, Scab, Slumlord, Libeler, Moneylender, and Other Scapegoats in the Rogue's Gallery of American Society
Partial contents: The Drug Addict - The Slanderer and Libeler - The Advertiser - The Gypsy Cab Driver - The Inheritor - The Moneylender - The Speculator - The Importer - The Middleman - The Profiteer - The Fat Capitalist-Pig Employer
 
Topic:  Non-aggression Principle The libertarian principle that no person should initiate force against another
Upd   Podcasts The Non-Aggression Axiom
Rockwell asks Block to explain the non-agression axiom and he goes on to talk about property rights, how Rothbard convinced him that even limited government violates the axiom, and why government cannot be viewed as a club that you join
 
Topic:  Private Roads Roads owned by non-governmental entities
Upd   Podcasts Road Socialism
Rockwell talks with Block about the privatization of roads and streets, subject of an upcoming book
 
Topic:  Quesnay, François 18th century French Physiocrat economist, also trained in medicine
Upd   Reference François Quesnay (1694-1774)
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Books Authored Defending the Undefendable: The Pimp, Prostitute, Scab, Slumlord, Libeler, Moneylender, and Other Scapegoats in the Rogue's Gallery of American Society
Partial contents: The Drug Addict - The Slanderer and Libeler - The Advertiser - The Gypsy Cab Driver - The Inheritor - The Moneylender - The Speculator - The Importer - The Middleman - The Profiteer - The Fat Capitalist-Pig Employer