23 Oct 2017
Topic:  Dr. Strangelove 1964 Cold War satire film directed by Stanley Kubrick
Upd   Articles Memorializing the Horrors of War with 10 Must-See War Films
Comments on the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on more recent wars, then suggests ten films that focus on "the nasty business of war"; ends by contrasting Obama's and Martin Luther King's Nobel Peace Prize speeches
 
Upd Topic:  Flynn, John T. American journalist, author of The Roosevelt Myth
 
Topic:  Mackey, John Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Upd   Articles John Mackey as a Hero of Intellectual Integrity
Michael, co-founder with John of Freedom Lights Our World (FLOW), Inc., examines the reactions to John's 12-Aug op-ed about healthcare
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles Memorializing the Horrors of War with 10 Must-See War Films
Comments on the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on more recent wars, then suggests ten films that focus on "the nasty business of war"; ends by contrasting Obama's and Martin Luther King's Nobel Peace Prize speeches
 
Topic:  Paths of Glory 1957 Stanley Kubrick film starring Kirk Douglas, set in France during World War I
Upd   Articles Memorializing the Horrors of War with 10 Must-See War Films
Comments on the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on more recent wars, then suggests ten films that focus on "the nasty business of war"; ends by contrasting Obama's and Martin Luther King's Nobel Peace Prize speeches
 
Topic:  Third Man, The 1949 British film, winner of BAFTA Best Film award, set in post WWII Vienna
Upd   Articles Memorializing the Horrors of War with 10 Must-See War Films
Comments on the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on more recent wars, then suggests ten films that focus on "the nasty business of war"; ends by contrasting Obama's and Martin Luther King's Nobel Peace Prize speeches
 
Topic:  Thornton, Mark Professor of economics, Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute
Upd   Web Pages Our Campaigns - Candidate Detail Page: Thornton, Mark
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Memorializing the Horrors of War with 10 Must-See War Films
Comments on the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on more recent wars, then suggests ten films that focus on "the nasty business of war"; ends by contrasting Obama's and Martin Luther King's Nobel Peace Prize speeches
 
Topic:  War Films Films depicting or taking place during times of war
Upd   Articles Memorializing the Horrors of War with 10 Must-See War Films
Comments on the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on more recent wars, then suggests ten films that focus on "the nasty business of war"; ends by contrasting Obama's and Martin Luther King's Nobel Peace Prize speeches
 
20 Oct 2017
Topic:  Montessori, Maria Originator of the individualist Montessori educational method
Upd   Articles Madam Montessori
 
19 Oct 2017
Topic:  Constant, Benjamin 18th/19th Franco-Swiss author
New   Articles Ancient Greece's Legacy for Liberty: Personal Freedom in Athens
Discusses the political system of ancient Athens and the personal liberties it afforded its citizens, resident aliens and slaves
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
New   Articles Ancient Greece's Legacy for Liberty: Personal Freedom in Athens
Discusses the political system of ancient Athens and the personal liberties it afforded its citizens, resident aliens and slaves
 
Topic:  Individual Liberty Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
New   Articles Ancient Greece's Legacy for Liberty: Personal Freedom in Athens
Discusses the political system of ancient Athens and the personal liberties it afforded its citizens, resident aliens and slaves
 
Topic:  Long, Roderick Professor of philosophy at Auburn University, president of the Molinari Institute
New   Writings Ancient Greece's Legacy for Liberty: Personal Freedom in Athens
Discusses the political system of ancient Athens and the personal liberties it afforded its citizens, resident aliens and slaves
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
New   Articles Ancient Greece's Legacy for Liberty: Personal Freedom in Athens
Discusses the political system of ancient Athens and the personal liberties it afforded its citizens, resident aliens and slaves
 
18 Oct 2017
Topic:  China Territory in eastern Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
New   Articles Liberty in the Ancient World
Surveys the ancient civilizations in Sumeria, Hebrew Palestine, China, Greece and the Roman Republic and Empire, and their thoughts and practices about liberty
 
Topic:  Constant, Benjamin 18th/19th Franco-Swiss author
New   Articles Liberty in the Ancient World
Surveys the ancient civilizations in Sumeria, Hebrew Palestine, China, Greece and the Roman Republic and Empire, and their thoughts and practices about liberty
 
Topic:  Epstein, Richard A. Professor of law at the University of Chicago
Upd   Biography Hoover Institution
 
Topic:  Greece Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Elliniki Dhimokratia
New   Articles Liberty in the Ancient World
Surveys the ancient civilizations in Sumeria, Hebrew Palestine, China, Greece and the Roman Republic and Empire, and their thoughts and practices about liberty
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
New   Articles Health Care
Discusses various aspects of healthcare from a libertarian perspective: control of contagious diseases, self-directed treatment, occupational licensing, sale of human organs, health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
New   Articles Health Care
Discusses various aspects of healthcare from a libertarian perspective: control of contagious diseases, self-directed treatment, occupational licensing, sale of human organs, health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid
 
Topic:  India Territory in southern Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Bhārat Gaṇarājya
New   Articles Liberty in the Ancient World
Surveys the ancient civilizations in Sumeria, Hebrew Palestine, China, Greece and the Roman Republic and Empire, and their thoughts and practices about liberty
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
New   Articles Liberty in the Ancient World
Surveys the ancient civilizations in Sumeria, Hebrew Palestine, China, Greece and the Roman Republic and Empire, and their thoughts and practices about liberty
 
Topic:  Licensing, Occupational Laws and regulations that limit entry into or continued exercise of a particular occupation
New   Articles Health Care
Discusses various aspects of healthcare from a libertarian perspective: control of contagious diseases, self-directed treatment, occupational licensing, sale of human organs, health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid
 
Topic:  Long, Roderick Professor of philosophy at Auburn University, president of the Molinari Institute
New   Writings Liberty in the Ancient World
Surveys the ancient civilizations in Sumeria, Hebrew Palestine, China, Greece and the Roman Republic and Empire, and their thoughts and practices about liberty
 
Topic:  Oregon The Beaver State
Upd   Articles How unfriendly to small business can Oregon get?
Commentary on Oregon's rank in a small business index and the governor's response to a citizen petition to repeal a tax increase
 
17 Oct 2017
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
New   Articles Socialism
Describes socialism, the economic calculation debate and some socialist variations such as market socialism, decentralized participatory socialism, anarcho-communism and the welfare-regulatory state
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
Upd   Articles Francisco's Money Speech
Francisco D'Anconia's speech about money being the root of all evil
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
New   Articles Socialism
Describes socialism, the economic calculation debate and some socialist variations such as market socialism, decentralized participatory socialism, anarcho-communism and the welfare-regulatory state
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
New   Articles Socialism
Describes socialism, the economic calculation debate and some socialist variations such as market socialism, decentralized participatory socialism, anarcho-communism and the welfare-regulatory state
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
New   Articles Socialism
Describes socialism, the economic calculation debate and some socialist variations such as market socialism, decentralized participatory socialism, anarcho-communism and the welfare-regulatory state
 
16 Oct 2017
Topic:  Badnarik, Michael Software engineer, 2004 Libertarian Presidential candidate
Upd   Web Pages Our Campaigns - Candidate Detail Page: Badnarik, Michael
 
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
New   Articles Money and Banking
Discusses some of the issues regarding money, whether state- or privately issued, and banking, including central banks, such as the Federal Reserve, fractional reserve banking and free (fully unregulated) banking
 
Topic:  Central Banking The practice of establishing a country's monetary policy through a government-owned or -controlled institution
New   Articles Money and Banking
Discusses some of the issues regarding money, whether state- or privately issued, and banking, including central banks, such as the Federal Reserve, fractional reserve banking and free (fully unregulated) banking
 
Topic:  Federal Reserve The central bank of the United States
New   Articles Money and Banking
Discusses some of the issues regarding money, whether state- or privately issued, and banking, including central banks, such as the Federal Reserve, fractional reserve banking and free (fully unregulated) banking
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
New   Articles Money and Banking
Discusses some of the issues regarding money, whether state- or privately issued, and banking, including central banks, such as the Federal Reserve, fractional reserve banking and free (fully unregulated) banking
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich A. 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
New   Articles Money and Banking
Discusses some of the issues regarding money, whether state- or privately issued, and banking, including central banks, such as the Federal Reserve, fractional reserve banking and free (fully unregulated) banking
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
New   Articles Money and Banking
Discusses some of the issues regarding money, whether state- or privately issued, and banking, including central banks, such as the Federal Reserve, fractional reserve banking and free (fully unregulated) banking
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray N. Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
New   Articles Money and Banking
Discusses some of the issues regarding money, whether state- or privately issued, and banking, including central banks, such as the Federal Reserve, fractional reserve banking and free (fully unregulated) banking
 
Topic:  Walker, Johnny Guitarist and vocalist for the blues group Soledad Brothers
Upd   Articles Band of Brothers
 
13 Oct 2017
Topic:  Alberdi, Juan Bautista Argentine jurist, considered the "Father" of the Argentine Constitution
Upd   Articles The Authority of a Foreign Talisman: A Study of U.S. Constitutional Practice as Authority in Nineteenth Century Argentina and the Argentine Elite's Leap of Faith
Examines the history of Argentine law prior to adoption of the 1853 Constitution, the arguments in Alberdi's Bases and the influence of the U.S. Constitution during the remainder of the 19th century and up to 1930
 
Topic:  Argentina Territory in southeast South America, ruled since 1861 by the República Argentina
Upd   Articles The Authority of a Foreign Talisman: A Study of U.S. Constitutional Practice as Authority in Nineteenth Century Argentina and the Argentine Elite's Leap of Faith
Examines the history of Argentine law prior to adoption of the 1853 Constitution, the arguments in Alberdi's Bases and the influence of the U.S. Constitution during the remainder of the 19th century and up to 1930
 
Topic:  Association, Freedom of The right of the people to meet or associate with others for peaceful purposes
Upd   Articles The Authority of a Foreign Talisman: A Study of U.S. Constitutional Practice as Authority in Nineteenth Century Argentina and the Argentine Elite's Leap of Faith
Examines the history of Argentine law prior to adoption of the 1853 Constitution, the arguments in Alberdi's Bases and the influence of the U.S. Constitution during the remainder of the 19th century and up to 1930
 
Topic:  Benson, Bruce L. Professor of economics at Florida State University
New   Writings Illicit Drugs
Reviews various arguments made to justify the drug war (e.g., property crime, violence) versus the actual effects of prohibition (e.g., black markets, asset forfeiture)
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Authority of a Foreign Talisman: A Study of U.S. Constitutional Practice as Authority in Nineteenth Century Argentina and the Argentine Elite's Leap of Faith
Examines the history of Argentine law prior to adoption of the 1853 Constitution, the arguments in Alberdi's Bases and the influence of the U.S. Constitution during the remainder of the 19th century and up to 1930
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
New   Articles Illicit Drugs
Reviews various arguments made to justify the drug war (e.g., property crime, violence) versus the actual effects of prohibition (e.g., black markets, asset forfeiture)
 
Topic:  Latin America The Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas
Upd   Articles The Authority of a Foreign Talisman: A Study of U.S. Constitutional Practice as Authority in Nineteenth Century Argentina and the Argentine Elite's Leap of Faith
Examines the history of Argentine law prior to adoption of the 1853 Constitution, the arguments in Alberdi's Bases and the influence of the U.S. Constitution during the remainder of the 19th century and up to 1930
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Articles The Authority of a Foreign Talisman: A Study of U.S. Constitutional Practice as Authority in Nineteenth Century Argentina and the Argentine Elite's Leap of Faith
Examines the history of Argentine law prior to adoption of the 1853 Constitution, the arguments in Alberdi's Bases and the influence of the U.S. Constitution during the remainder of the 19th century and up to 1930
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
New   Articles Illicit Drugs
Reviews various arguments made to justify the drug war (e.g., property crime, violence) versus the actual effects of prohibition (e.g., black markets, asset forfeiture)
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles The Authority of a Foreign Talisman: A Study of U.S. Constitutional Practice as Authority in Nineteenth Century Argentina and the Argentine Elite's Leap of Faith
Examines the history of Argentine law prior to adoption of the 1853 Constitution, the arguments in Alberdi's Bases and the influence of the U.S. Constitution during the remainder of the 19th century and up to 1930
 
Topic:  Searches, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
New   Articles Illicit Drugs
Reviews various arguments made to justify the drug war (e.g., property crime, violence) versus the actual effects of prohibition (e.g., black markets, asset forfeiture)
 
Topic:  War on Drugs Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
New   Articles Illicit Drugs
Reviews various arguments made to justify the drug war (e.g., property crime, violence) versus the actual effects of prohibition (e.g., black markets, asset forfeiture)
 
Topic:  Weber, Max 19th/20th century German sociologist
Upd   Articles The Authority of a Foreign Talisman: A Study of U.S. Constitutional Practice as Authority in Nineteenth Century Argentina and the Argentine Elite's Leap of Faith
Examines the history of Argentine law prior to adoption of the 1853 Constitution, the arguments in Alberdi's Bases and the influence of the U.S. Constitution during the remainder of the 19th century and up to 1930
 
12 Oct 2017
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  Buchanan, James M. 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Biography Economics - Faculty and Staff: James M Buchanan
Emeritus Faculty, George Mason University
 
Upd Topic:  Chodorov, Frank Editor of two versions of The Freeman, at the Henry George School of Social Science and the Foundation for Economic Education
 
Topic:  Higgs, Robert Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute
New   Writings 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
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray N. Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  Sumner, William Graham Nineteenth century professor of political and social science at Yale University
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  World War I The "Great War", European conflict from 1914 to 1918 that extended to include the United States and some Asian and African nations
New   Articles 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
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
New   Articles 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
 
11 Oct 2017
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Meet the press, with David Letterman: The talk-show host proves to be twice as tough on George W. Bush as many reporters on the campaign trail.
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Karl Hess: Presidential Speechwriter Turned Homesteader
"The Plowboy Interview", shortly after Hess' book Dear America had become a bestseller, questions him about the switch from right wing conservatism to the New Left
 
Topic:  Declaration of Independence The document that formed the United States of America
Upd   Articles Karl Hess: Presidential Speechwriter Turned Homesteader
"The Plowboy Interview", shortly after Hess' book Dear America had become a bestseller, questions him about the switch from right wing conservatism to the New Left
 
Topic:  Farming The business of agriculture
Upd   Articles Karl Hess: Presidential Speechwriter Turned Homesteader
"The Plowboy Interview", shortly after Hess' book Dear America had become a bestseller, questions him about the switch from right wing conservatism to the New Left
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
New   Videos 7. Health | Libertarian Public Policy with Jeffrey Miron
Discusses government interventions in health-related areas, such as Medicare, Medicaid and ACA, the FDA regulation of medicines and medical devices, licensing of healthcare professionals and immigration restrictions on foreign-born U.S. trained doctors
 
Topic:  Hoover Institution Seeks to limit government intrusion into the lives of individuals
Upd   Home Page Hoover Institution
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
New   Articles Philosophy the Right Way
Discusses how some people reject a philosopher or political theory solely because they disagree with some aspect of the thinker or the arguments given and counsels in favor of keeping a broad mind and learning even from those with whom you may disagree
Upd     Karl Hess: Presidential Speechwriter Turned Homesteader
"The Plowboy Interview", shortly after Hess' book Dear America had become a bestseller, questions him about the switch from right wing conservatism to the New Left
 
Topic:  Letterman, David American comedian, host of "The Late Show with David Letterman"
Upd   Articles Meet the press, with David Letterman: The talk-show host proves to be twice as tough on George W. Bush as many reporters on the campaign trail.
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
New   Articles Philosophy the Right Way
Discusses how some people reject a philosopher or political theory solely because they disagree with some aspect of the thinker or the arguments given and counsels in favor of keeping a broad mind and learning even from those with whom you may disagree
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
New   Articles Philosophy the Right Way
Discusses how some people reject a philosopher or political theory solely because they disagree with some aspect of the thinker or the arguments given and counsels in favor of keeping a broad mind and learning even from those with whom you may disagree
 
Topic:  Politicians People who hold or are running for a political office
Upd   Articles Karl Hess: Presidential Speechwriter Turned Homesteader
"The Plowboy Interview", shortly after Hess' book Dear America had become a bestseller, questions him about the switch from right wing conservatism to the New Left
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   Articles Karl Hess: Presidential Speechwriter Turned Homesteader
"The Plowboy Interview", shortly after Hess' book Dear America had become a bestseller, questions him about the switch from right wing conservatism to the New Left
 
10 Oct 2017
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:  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:  Hayek, Friedrich A. 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
New   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:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
New   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
New   Videos What Is Socialism?
Addresses the subject question by looking at various countries, past and present, that are considered to be socialist
 
Topic:  Venezuela Territory in northern South America, ruled since 1999 by the República Bolivariana de Venezuela
New   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
 
9 Oct 2017
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
New   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:  Cuba Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1959 by the República de Cuba
New   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:  Evers, Williamson M. American educational policy advisor
Upd   Biography Hoover Institution
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles The Case for Free Trade
Discusses various arguments made about tariffs, protectionism and foreign exchange intervention, concluding with advocating completely free trade
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Writings The Case for Free Trade
Discusses various arguments made about tariffs, protectionism and foreign exchange intervention, concluding with advocating completely free trade
 
Topic:  Friedrich Naumann Foundation Promotes classical liberal policy and politics in Sub-Sahara Africa
Upd   Home Page Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
 
Topic:  Michigan, Libertarian Party of
Upd   Home Page Libertarian Party of Michigan
 
Topic:  New Jersey Libertarian Party
Upd   Home Page New Jersey Libertarian Party
 
Topic:  Nolan, Gary Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, 2004 Libertarian Presidential aspirant
Upd   Home Page GaryNolan.com - Gary Nolan for President
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles The Case for Free Trade
Discusses various arguments made about tariffs, protectionism and foreign exchange intervention, concluding with advocating completely free trade
 
Topic:  Rand, Carole Ann Second president of the Advocates for Self-Government
Upd   Articles Drug Warriors in a Dead Heat
 
8 Oct 2017
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
New   Cartoons and Comic Strips The man who audited Ernie's tax return has a second job as a chef.
 
6 Oct 2017
Topic:  Bethell, Tom Senior editor of The American Spectator
Upd   Writings How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims
Excerpted and adapted from The Noblest Triumph
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Biography Milton Friedman | Hoover Institution
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich A. 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Private Property and the Rule of Law: Paul Craig Roberts III and The Spirit Of Friedrich Hayek
Commentary introducing the 1992 Frank M. Engle Lecture, "'Takings,' the economy, and legal and property rights", delivered by Paul Craig Roberts at The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, on 11 May 1992
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
New   Articles Pharmaceutical Prices, Patents, and the FDA
Comments on a Jeffrey Sachs' article criticizing Gilead Sciences for its pricing (far above production costs) of a hepatitis C medication
New     More Evidence That Everything the Government Teaches Us About Eating Is Wrong
Discusses the findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology nutitrion study and how they mesh with government sanctioned dietary guidelines
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
New   Articles Pharmaceutical Prices, Patents, and the FDA
Comments on a Jeffrey Sachs' article criticizing Gilead Sciences for its pricing (far above production costs) of a hepatitis C medication
 
Topic:  Machan, Tibor R. Professor of philosophy and business ethics, co-founder of Reason magazine
New   Articles Introduction to Philosophical Inquiries
Brief review of Tibor Machan's book Introduction to Philosophical Inquiries
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
New   Articles Introduction to Philosophical Inquiries
Brief review of Tibor Machan's book Introduction to Philosophical Inquiries
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles Private Property and the Rule of Law: Paul Craig Roberts III and The Spirit Of Friedrich Hayek
Commentary introducing the 1992 Frank M. Engle Lecture, "'Takings,' the economy, and legal and property rights", delivered by Paul Craig Roberts at The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, on 11 May 1992
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims
Excerpted and adapted from The Noblest Triumph
 
Topic:  Roberts, Paul Craig Economist, columnist
Upd   Articles Private Property and the Rule of Law: Paul Craig Roberts III and The Spirit Of Friedrich Hayek
Commentary introducing the 1992 Frank M. Engle Lecture, "'Takings,' the economy, and legal and property rights", delivered by Paul Craig Roberts at The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, on 11 May 1992
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
New   Articles Pharmaceutical Prices, Patents, and the FDA
Comments on a Jeffrey Sachs' article criticizing Gilead Sciences for its pricing (far above production costs) of a hepatitis C medication
 
5 Oct 2017
Topic:  Individual Liberty Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
New   Articles An Arrow against all Tyrants
Letter addressed to "Mr Henry Marten, a member of the House of Commons", after two months in Newgate Prison having been arrested for publishing "An Alarum to the House of Lords"
 
Topic:  Magna Carta Charter signed in 1215 by King John of England guaranteeing certain basic rights
New   Articles An Arrow against all Tyrants
Letter addressed to "Mr Henry Marten, a member of the House of Commons", after two months in Newgate Prison having been arrested for publishing "An Alarum to the House of Lords"
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
New   Articles An Arrow against all Tyrants
Letter addressed to "Mr Henry Marten, a member of the House of Commons", after two months in Newgate Prison having been arrested for publishing "An Alarum to the House of Lords"
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
New   Articles An Arrow against all Tyrants
Letter addressed to "Mr Henry Marten, a member of the House of Commons", after two months in Newgate Prison having been arrested for publishing "An Alarum to the House of Lords"
 
Topic:  Trial by Jury, Right to Guarantees in criminal and civil cases
New   Articles An Arrow against all Tyrants
Letter addressed to "Mr Henry Marten, a member of the House of Commons", after two months in Newgate Prison having been arrested for publishing "An Alarum to the House of Lords"
 
4 Oct 2017
Topic:  Bill of Rights First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles Individual Liberty and Limited Government: Walter E. Williams and The Spirit Of George Mason
Introduction to the 1993 Frank M. Engle Lecture, "The Legitimate Role of Government in a Free Economy", delivered by Walter Williams at The American College
 
Topic:  Chong, Tommy Comedian, partner with Cheech Marin in Cheech and Chong
Upd   Articles Tommy Chong Will Be Free In Prison
Describes and comments on Chong's earlier career and on his arrest and conviction for selling drug paraphernalia
 
Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
New   Articles Forrest McDonald, "The Founding Fathers and the Economic Order"
Speech given at the Economic Club of Indianapolis; contrasts the economic system the founding fathers intended to create with the one that was actually created
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
New   Articles Forrest McDonald, "The Founding Fathers and the Economic Order"
Speech given at the Economic Club of Indianapolis; contrasts the economic system the founding fathers intended to create with the one that was actually created
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
New   Web Pages Free Trade - Online Library of Liberty
Links to 28 locally hosted titles (books and essays) that discuss free trade
 
Topic:  Mason, George Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
Upd   Articles Individual Liberty and Limited Government: Walter E. Williams and The Spirit Of George Mason
Introduction to the 1993 Frank M. Engle Lecture, "The Legitimate Role of Government in a Free Economy", delivered by Walter Williams at The American College
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
New   Articles Forrest McDonald, "The Founding Fathers and the Economic Order"
Speech given at the Economic Club of Indianapolis; contrasts the economic system the founding fathers intended to create with the one that was actually created
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
New   Articles An Economic Perspective on Illegal Drugs
Chapter 25 of "Are Economists Basically Immoral?" and Other Essays on Economics, Ethics, and Religion, 2008, originally published in Forum; suggests various policies for dealing with the negative externalities of drug use
 
Topic:  War on Drugs Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
New   Articles An Economic Perspective on Illegal Drugs
Chapter 25 of "Are Economists Basically Immoral?" and Other Essays on Economics, Ethics, and Religion, 2008, originally published in Forum; suggests various policies for dealing with the negative externalities of drug use
Upd     Tommy Chong Will Be Free In Prison
Describes and comments on Chong's earlier career and on his arrest and conviction for selling drug paraphernalia
 
Topic:  Williams, Walter E. Professor of Economics, author, syndicated columnist
Upd   Articles Individual Liberty and Limited Government: Walter E. Williams and The Spirit Of George Mason
Introduction to the 1993 Frank M. Engle Lecture, "The Legitimate Role of Government in a Free Economy", delivered by Walter Williams at The American College
 
3 Oct 2017
Topic:  Association, Freedom of The right of the people to meet or associate with others for peaceful purposes
New   Videos Liberty & Community
Contrasts the arguments from the political right and left as to whether granting individual liberty threatens the larger community, counseling that freedom of association is necessary to a free society
 
Topic:  Boudreaux, Donald J. Professor of Economics, past President of the Foundation for Economic Education
New   Videos Free Trade vs. Protectionism
Defines free trade and protectionism, the use of tariffs to implement the latter, and gives Hong Kong and the United States as examples of the benefits of free trade
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
New   Articles Why You Can't Just "Reject" Capitalism
Examines the contents of a Washington Post article headlined "Majority of Millennials Now Reject Capitalism, Poll Shows" and counters with an example from a Syrian refugee in Jordan
 
Topic:  Commerce Clause Clause of article I, section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that gives Congress power "to regulate commerce"
New   Videos Free Trade vs. Protectionism
Defines free trade and protectionism, the use of tariffs to implement the latter, and gives Hong Kong and the United States as examples of the benefits of free trade
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
New   Videos Free Trade vs. Protectionism
Defines free trade and protectionism, the use of tariffs to implement the latter, and gives Hong Kong and the United States as examples of the benefits of free trade
 
Topic:  Hong Kong Territory in southeast China, ruled since 1997 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Xiānggǎng Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū
New   Videos Free Trade vs. Protectionism
Defines free trade and protectionism, the use of tariffs to implement the latter, and gives Hong Kong and the United States as examples of the benefits of free trade
 
Topic:  Individual Liberty Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
New   Videos Liberty & Community
Contrasts the arguments from the political right and left as to whether granting individual liberty threatens the larger community, counseling that freedom of association is necessary to a free society
 
Topic:  Inflation Popularly, a rise in prices of goods and services; in economics, monetary expansion
New   Videos Why Not Print More Money?
Explains what the effects would be if the government were to print money and hand it out, why money was invented and what economics problems does it solve
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
New   Videos Why Not Print More Money?
Explains what the effects would be if the government were to print money and hand it out, why money was invented and what economics problems does it solve
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
New   Articles Why You Can't Just "Reject" Capitalism
Examines the contents of a Washington Post article headlined "Majority of Millennials Now Reject Capitalism, Poll Shows" and counters with an example from a Syrian refugee in Jordan
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
New   Videos Free Trade vs. Protectionism
Defines free trade and protectionism, the use of tariffs to implement the latter, and gives Hong Kong and the United States as examples of the benefits of free trade
 
2 Oct 2017
Topic:  Brin, David American science fiction writer, winner of several Nebula, Hugo and LOCUS Best Novel awards
Upd   Writings "Star Wars" despots vs. "Star Trek" populists: Why is George Lucas peddling an elitist, anti-democratic agenda under the guise of escapist fun?
 
Topic:  Eris Society Group of free thinkers who meet to discuss the arts and sciences, philosophy and theology
Upd   Home Page The Eris Society
 
Topic:  Lucas, George American screenwriter and director, famous for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies
Upd   Articles "Star Wars" despots vs. "Star Trek" populists: Why is George Lucas peddling an elitist, anti-democratic agenda under the guise of escapist fun?
 
29 Sep 2017
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
New   Videos What Does It Mean To Be Libertarian?
Discusses the subject question, including what policy positions can be considered libertarian and others where there may differences of opinion among libertarians
 
Topic:  Moral Liberty Freedom to engage in acts injurious to one's self or one's property
New   Articles The War on Drugs: Seen vs. the Unseen
Discusses the drug war in the context of Bastiat's essay "What is Seen and What is Unseen"
 
Topic:  Nobel Prize Annual international awards in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics
Upd   Related Awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
New   Articles The War on Drugs: Seen vs. the Unseen
Discusses the drug war in the context of Bastiat's essay "What is Seen and What is Unseen"
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
New   Videos What Does It Mean To Be Libertarian?
Discusses the subject question, including what policy positions can be considered libertarian and others where there may differences of opinion among libertarians
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
New   Videos War Sucks, What is it Good For?
Discusses the tendency to think of wars in the abstract, rather than the "death and destruction" they cause, the unintended consequences of war and constrasts the effects of war to the benefits of trade (with Edwin Starr's version of "War" in background)
 
Topic:  War on Drugs Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
New   Articles The War on Drugs: Seen vs. the Unseen
Discusses the drug war in the context of Bastiat's essay "What is Seen and What is Unseen"
 
28 Sep 2017
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
New   Videos Giants of the Scottish Enlightenment Part One: Francis Hutcheson
Discusses the philosophical views of Francis Hutcheson, in particular the argument that human beings, in addition to the five traditionally recognized senses, have a public sense, a sense of honor and a moral sense
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
New   Videos An Unhealthy Alliance: Tobacco Companies and Anti-smoking
Discusses the different groups lobbying city and other governments to enact laws banning e-cigarettes and vaping
 
Topic:  Hutcheson, Francis 18th century Irish philosopher
New   Videos Giants of the Scottish Enlightenment Part One: Francis Hutcheson
Discusses the philosophical views of Francis Hutcheson, in particular the argument that human beings, in addition to the five traditionally recognized senses, have a public sense, a sense of honor and a moral sense
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
New   Cartoons and Comic Strips I'm all for copyright protection ...
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
New   Videos Giants of the Scottish Enlightenment Part One: Francis Hutcheson
Discusses the philosophical views of Francis Hutcheson, in particular the argument that human beings, in addition to the five traditionally recognized senses, have a public sense, a sense of honor and a moral sense
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
New   Videos An Unhealthy Alliance: Tobacco Companies and Anti-smoking
Discusses the different groups lobbying city and other governments to enact laws banning e-cigarettes and vaping
 
27 Sep 2017
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
New   Articles Auberon Herbert, Part 1
First part of biographical essay on Auberon Herbert; discusses Spencer's influence on him, his views on anarchism vs. voluntaryism, self-ownership, majority rule, war and imperialism
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
Upd   Writings The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D.: Originally Written by Himself, and Now Translated from the French
Also known as 'The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin', addressed to his son
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
New   Articles Parallels Between Liberty and Health
Discusses guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration that attempt to regulate nutritional supplements as synthetic food preservatives, in spite of the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act, and the advertising concept of "social proof"
 
Topic:  Herbert, Auberon Nineteenth century English philosopher and Member of Parliament
New   Articles Auberon Herbert, Part 1
First part of biographical essay on Auberon Herbert; discusses Spencer's influence on him, his views on anarchism vs. voluntaryism, self-ownership, majority rule, war and imperialism
 
Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
New   Writings Auberon Herbert, Part 1
First part of biographical essay on Auberon Herbert; discusses Spencer's influence on him, his views on anarchism vs. voluntaryism, self-ownership, majority rule, war and imperialism
 
Topic:  New Mexico Land of Enchantment
Upd   Articles Interview with Governor Gary Johnson
Discusses Johnson's stand on legalizing heroin and marijuana (and why he chose not to delve on the former), the impact he had in New Mexico by raising the issues and what he planned to do after he left office (climb Mt. Everest)
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
New   Articles Parallels Between Liberty and Health
Discusses guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration that attempt to regulate nutritional supplements as synthetic food preservatives, in spite of the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act, and the advertising concept of "social proof"
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
New   Articles Auberon Herbert, Part 1
First part of biographical essay on Auberon Herbert; discusses Spencer's influence on him, his views on anarchism vs. voluntaryism, self-ownership, majority rule, war and imperialism
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
New   Articles Parallels Between Liberty and Health
Discusses guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration that attempt to regulate nutritional supplements as synthetic food preservatives, in spite of the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act, and the advertising concept of "social proof"
New     Auberon Herbert, Part 1
First part of biographical essay on Auberon Herbert; discusses Spencer's influence on him, his views on anarchism vs. voluntaryism, self-ownership, majority rule, war and imperialism
 
Topic:  Voluntaryism Libertarian philosophy that advocates non-political strategies to delegitimize the State
New   Articles Auberon Herbert, Part 1
First part of biographical essay on Auberon Herbert; discusses Spencer's influence on him, his views on anarchism vs. voluntaryism, self-ownership, majority rule, war and imperialism
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
New   Articles Auberon Herbert, Part 1
First part of biographical essay on Auberon Herbert; discusses Spencer's influence on him, his views on anarchism vs. voluntaryism, self-ownership, majority rule, war and imperialism
 
Topic:  War on Drugs Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles Interview with Governor Gary Johnson
Discusses Johnson's stand on legalizing heroin and marijuana (and why he chose not to delve on the former), the impact he had in New Mexico by raising the issues and what he planned to do after he left office (climb Mt. Everest)
 
26 Sep 2017
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
New   Articles Government: Creator of Uncertainty
Discusses economic subjectivism, the principle that different persons attach different values to things or events, as evidenced by the early 2000 stock market downturn
 
Topic:  Menger, Carl Founder of the Austrian School of economics
New   Articles Government: Creator of Uncertainty
Discusses economic subjectivism, the principle that different persons attach different values to things or events, as evidenced by the early 2000 stock market downturn
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
New   Articles Government: Creator of Uncertainty
Discusses economic subjectivism, the principle that different persons attach different values to things or events, as evidenced by the early 2000 stock market downturn
 
Topic:  Nobel Prize Annual international awards in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics
Upd   Home Page Nobelprize.org
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
New   Articles Government: Creator of Uncertainty
Discusses economic subjectivism, the principle that different persons attach different values to things or events, as evidenced by the early 2000 stock market downturn
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray N. Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
New   Writings Government: Creator of Uncertainty
Discusses economic subjectivism, the principle that different persons attach different values to things or events, as evidenced by the early 2000 stock market downturn
 
25 Sep 2017
Topic:  Becker, Gary S. Professor of economics at the University of Chicago, 1992 Nobel Prize winner in Economics
Upd   Awards Received 1992 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes autobrography, prize lecture and banquet speech
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
New   Articles The FDA Thinks Pop Tarts Are Healthier Than Avocados
Discusses the FDA "healthy" food labeling standards and the efforts of one company attempting to revise the FDA rules