11 Dec 2018
Topic:  Bergland, David Law professor, Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 1984
Upd   Web Pages Libertarian Party: History: Presidential & Vice-Presidential Candidates
Includes image of campaign button
 
Topic:  Browne, Harry Investment author, Libertarian Party presidential candidate 1996 and 2000
Upd   Web Pages Libertarian Party: History: Presidential & Vice-Presidential Candidates
Includes photos of both candidates
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles The Businessman and the Defense of Capitalism
Chapter 1 of Part IX, "an explicit follow-up to the Schumpeter-based 'Can Capitalism Survive?'" (the lead essay in this volume); offers business leaders suggestions as to what to do and not to do in helping "the cause of freedom"
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles The Businessman and the Defense of Capitalism
Chapter 1 of Part IX, "an explicit follow-up to the Schumpeter-based 'Can Capitalism Survive?'" (the lead essay in this volume); offers business leaders suggestions as to what to do and not to do in helping "the cause of freedom"
Upd     The Foundation for Economic Education: Success or Failure?
Chapter 3 of Part IX, "a tribute to one man and the organization he created—to Leonard Read and the Foundation for Economic Education"; delivered on FEE's 25th anniversary
 
Topic:  Fetter, Frank 20th century American professor of economics
Upd   Web Pages Frank A. Fetter - Online Library of Liberty
Includes short profile, picture and links to some of Fetter's writings
 
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 The Foundation for Economic Education: Success or Failure?
Chapter 3 of Part IX, "a tribute to one man and the organization he created—to Leonard Read and the Foundation for Economic Education"; delivered on FEE's 25th anniversary
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles An Essay on the Influence of a low Price of Corn on the Profits; shewing the Inexpediency of Restrictions on Importation: With Remarks on Mr Malthus' Two Last Publications
Ricardo criticizes Malthus, who had previously written "Observations on the Corn Laws" generally supportive of free trade, for his The Grounds of an Opinion on the Policy of Restricting the Importation of Foreign Corn
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Web Pages Milton Friedman - Online Library of Liberty
Includes picture, short profile and links to some podcasts about Friedman and some of his writings
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles The Businessman and the Defense of Capitalism
Chapter 1 of Part IX, "an explicit follow-up to the Schumpeter-based 'Can Capitalism Survive?'" (the lead essay in this volume); offers business leaders suggestions as to what to do and not to do in helping "the cause of freedom"
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Web Pages Libertarian Party: History: Presidential & Vice-Presidential Candidates
Includes images of campaign bumper stickers
Upd     Libertarian Party: History: Presidential & Vice-Presidential Candidates
Includes image of campaign button
Upd     Libertarian Party: History: Presidential & Vice-Presidential Candidates
Includes photos of both candidates
 
Topic:  Marrou, Andre 1992 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 1988 Vice Presidential candidate
Upd   Web Pages Libertarian Party: History: Presidential & Vice-Presidential Candidates
Includes images of campaign bumper stickers
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Web Pages Ludwig von Mises - Online Library of Liberty
Includes photo, short biography and links to essays and study guides about Mises, to a timeline of his life and works, to various editions of his writings and to selected quotations
Upd   Articles The Businessman and the Defense of Capitalism
Chapter 1 of Part IX, "an explicit follow-up to the Schumpeter-based 'Can Capitalism Survive?'" (the lead essay in this volume); offers business leaders suggestions as to what to do and not to do in helping "the cause of freedom"
 
Topic:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Web Pages Libertarian Party: History: Presidential & Vice-Presidential Candidates
Includes images of campaign bumper stickers
Upd     The Advocates for Self Government - Ron Paul
Includes profile, picture and quotes
Upd   Archived Articles Ron Paul, Author at LewRockwell
Essays, articles and speeches from 2001 to the present, and curated ones from earlier dates
 
Topic:  Read, Leonard Founder of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Articles The Foundation for Economic Education: Success or Failure?
Chapter 3 of Part IX, "a tribute to one man and the organization he created—to Leonard Read and the Foundation for Economic Education"; delivered on FEE's 25th anniversary
 
Topic:  Ricardo, David 18th/19th century British economist
Upd   Writings An Essay on the Influence of a low Price of Corn on the Profits; shewing the Inexpediency of Restrictions on Importation: With Remarks on Mr Malthus' Two Last Publications
Ricardo criticizes Malthus, who had previously written "Observations on the Corn Laws" generally supportive of free trade, for his The Grounds of an Opinion on the Policy of Restricting the Importation of Foreign Corn
 
Topic:  Simon, Julian Professor of Business Administration, author
Upd   Books Authored The State of Humanity
58 essays by various authors; contents: Life, Death, and Health - Standard of Living, Productivity, and Poverty - Natural Resources - Agriculture, Food, Land, and Water - Pollution and the Environment - Thinking about the Issues - Conclusion
Upd     Hoodwinking the Nation
Partial contents: The Concepts That Lead to Scares about Resources and Population Growth - Why Does the Public Not Hear Sound Environmental Thinkers - Damn Lies, Statistics, and Doomsday - Personal Knowledge versus Medis-Shaped Opinions
Upd     A Life Against the Grain: The Autobiography of an Unconventional Economist
Partial contents: My Mind as a Young Person - In the Fleet - Working in the Advertising Business - Research on Population Economics - The Joy of Studying Immigration - The Airline Oversales Auction System - How did My Economics Get to be What It Is?
Upd     The Ultimate Resource 2
Revised edition of 1981 title, 39 essays, contents: Introduction - Toward Our Beautiful Resource Future - Population Growth's Effect Upon Our Resources and Living Standard - Beyond the Data - Conclusion
 
Topic:  Wages The price of labor, renumeration paid to employees for their work or services
Upd   Articles An Essay on the Influence of a low Price of Corn on the Profits; shewing the Inexpediency of Restrictions on Importation: With Remarks on Mr Malthus' Two Last Publications
Ricardo criticizes Malthus, who had previously written "Observations on the Corn Laws" generally supportive of free trade, for his The Grounds of an Opinion on the Policy of Restricting the Importation of Foreign Corn
 
10 Dec 2018
Topic:  Ayau, Manuel Founder of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala
Upd   Web Pages Manuel Ayau - Online Library of Liberty
Includes picture, short biography and links to two interviews with Ayau
 
Topic:  Chamberlin, William Henry 20th century American journalist
Upd   Web Pages William Henry Chamberlin - Online Library of Liberty
Includes picture, short profile and link to Chamberlin's book America's Second Crusade
 
Topic:  Flynn, John T. American journalist, author of The Roosevelt Myth
Upd   Articles John T. Flynn: A Prolific Critic
Section of the bibliographical essay "The Anti-interventionist Tradition: Leadership and Perceptions"
 
Upd Topic:  Gatto, John Taylor Award-winning New York City school teacher and author
 
Topic:  Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Late 18th and early 19th German writer and scientist, author of Faust
Upd   Web Pages Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography and links to various of Goethe's works
 
Topic:  Jay, John First Chief Justice of the United States, co-author of the Federalist Papers
Upd   Web Pages John Jay - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography and links to various of Jay's works and links to selected quotations
 
Topic:  Lachmann, Ludwig 20th century German-born economist of the Austrian School
Upd   Web Pages Ludwig M. Lachmann - Online Library of Liberty
Includes picture, short profile and links to some of Lachmann's works and to a selected quotation
 
Topic:  Mandeville, Bernard 18th century Dutch philosopher, physician and satirist
Upd   Web Pages Bernard Mandeville - Online Library of Liberty
Includes short biography, links to versions of Mandeville's works and to selected quotations
 
Topic:  Marshall, John Fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Upd   Web Pages John Marshall - Online Library of Liberty
Includes short profile and link to Marshall's biography of George Washington
 
Topic:  Mill, James 18th/19th century Scottish economist
Upd   Web Pages James Mill - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography and links to several of Mill's works and to selected quotations
 
Topic:  Otis, James 18th century American colonial lawyer
Upd   Web Pages James Otis - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography and links to various of Otis's works and link to a selected quotation
 
Topic:  Radical Libertarian Alliance One of the first U.S. libertarian organizations, founded in 1969
Upd   Articles The Movement Grows
Recounts the first three meetings of the Libertarian Forum, the student libertarian organizations at Fordham, Wesleyan, SUNY Buffalo and Stanford, and the formation of the RLA
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings The Movement Grows
Recounts the first three meetings of the Libertarian Forum, the student libertarian organizations at Fordham, Wesleyan, SUNY Buffalo and Stanford, and the formation of the RLA
 
Topic:  Simon, Julian Professor of Business Administration, author
Upd   Writings What About Immigration?
Examines the economic impact of immigration to the United States, including actual levels of legal and illegal immigration, effect on unemployment, wages, services used, taxes paid and productivity
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles What About Immigration?
Examines the economic impact of immigration to the United States, including actual levels of legal and illegal immigration, effect on unemployment, wages, services used, taxes paid and productivity
 
Topic:  Unemployment The state of not being engaged in a gainful occupation
Upd   Articles What About Immigration?
Examines the economic impact of immigration to the United States, including actual levels of legal and illegal immigration, effect on unemployment, wages, services used, taxes paid and productivity
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Cartoons and Comic Strips We won a contract to write software for voting machines
 
Topic:  Wages The price of labor, renumeration paid to employees for their work or services
Upd   Articles What About Immigration?
Examines the economic impact of immigration to the United States, including actual levels of legal and illegal immigration, effect on unemployment, wages, services used, taxes paid and productivity
 
Topic:  Webster, Daniel Nineteenth century American politician, noted for his oratory skills
Upd   Web Pages James Mill - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography and links to various of Webster's works and to a selected quotation
 
Topic:  Yeager, Leland B. American professor of economics
Upd   Web Pages Leland B. Yeager - Online Library of Liberty
Includes short profile and links to some of Yeager's works
 
7 Dec 2018
Topic:  Economic Resources Natural, human and man-made factors used in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The State of Humanity: Good and Getting Better
Contrasts the pessimistic 1980 prediction, made in the Global 2000 Report to the President, about the probable state of the world in the year 2000 with the actual state in the mid-1990's.
Upd     Natural Resources Aren't Finite
Discusses losses incurred by commodities traders and investment managers who believed that prices of commodities must rise because there is a "finite" stock of natural resources on Earth
 
Topic:  Europe By convention, a continent comprising the westernmost area of Eurasia
Upd   Articles On Keynes as a Practical Economist
Brief discussion of the predictions made by Keynes, in his 1919 book The Economic Consequences of the Peace, about probable shortages of certain natural resources in the United States and Europe after World War I
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles On Keynes as a Practical Economist
Brief discussion of the predictions made by Keynes, in his 1919 book The Economic Consequences of the Peace, about probable shortages of certain natural resources in the United States and Europe after World War I
 
Topic:  Life The human unalienable right from which other rights obtain
Upd   Articles The State of Humanity: Good and Getting Better
Contrasts the pessimistic 1980 prediction, made in the Global 2000 Report to the President, about the probable state of the world in the year 2000 with the actual state in the mid-1990's.
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of the Future of Freedom journal
Upd   Writings The State of Humanity: Good and Getting Better
Contrasts the pessimistic 1980 prediction, made in the Global 2000 Report to the President, about the probable state of the world in the year 2000 with the actual state in the mid-1990's.
 
Topic:  Simon, Julian Professor of Business Administration, author
Upd   Writings The State of Humanity: Good and Getting Better
Contrasts the pessimistic 1980 prediction, made in the Global 2000 Report to the President, about the probable state of the world in the year 2000 with the actual state in the mid-1990's.
Upd     Natural Resources Aren't Finite
Discusses losses incurred by commodities traders and investment managers who believed that prices of commodities must rise because there is a "finite" stock of natural resources on Earth
Upd     On Keynes as a Practical Economist
Brief discussion of the predictions made by Keynes, in his 1919 book The Economic Consequences of the Peace, about probable shortages of certain natural resources in the United States and Europe after World War I
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Natural Resources Aren't Finite
Discusses losses incurred by commodities traders and investment managers who believed that prices of commodities must rise because there is a "finite" stock of natural resources on Earth
 
6 Dec 2018
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles The Doomslayer
Lengthy essay about Simon, his research and writings, as well as critical views on his positions
 
Topic:  Economic Resources Natural, human and man-made factors used in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Doomslayer
Lengthy essay about Simon, his research and writings, as well as critical views on his positions
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Julian Simon Remembered: It's a Wonderful Life
In memoriam by one of Simon's students, research assistant and co-author of the posthumous It's Getting Better All the Time
 
Topic:  Simon, Julian Professor of Business Administration, author
Upd   Articles Julian Simon Remembered: It's a Wonderful Life
In memoriam by one of Simon's students, research assistant and co-author of the posthumous It's Getting Better All the Time
 
Topic:  Transportation The means and equipment used for the movement of passengers and goods
Upd   Articles The Doomslayer
Lengthy essay about Simon, his research and writings, as well as critical views on his positions
 
5 Dec 2018
Upd Topic:  Authors Fiction and non-fiction writers of books, stories and other literature
 
Topic:  Boudreaux, Donald J. Professor of Economics, past President of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings Julian Simon, Lifesaver
Reflections on the passing of Julian Simon; opening quote: "The real issue is not whether one cares about nature, but whether one cares about people", The Ultimate Resource 2 (1996)
 
Topic:  Economic Resources Natural, human and man-made factors used in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Julian Simon, Lifesaver
Reflections on the passing of Julian Simon; opening quote: "The real issue is not whether one cares about nature, but whether one cares about people", The Ultimate Resource 2 (1996)
 
Upd Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Julian Simon, Lifesaver
Reflections on the passing of Julian Simon; opening quote: "The real issue is not whether one cares about nature, but whether one cares about people", The Ultimate Resource 2 (1996)
 
Upd Topic:  Historians Researchers and writers about past events
 
Upd Topic:  Investors and traders Short term speculators and longer term investment managers
 
Upd Topic:  Journalists Writers and editors of newspapers, magazines and other media
 
Upd Topic:  Lawyers Members of the legal profession
 
Upd Topic:  Politicians People who hold or are running for a political office
 
Upd Topic:  Presidents, United States Heads of the Executive branch of the United States government
 
Upd Topic:  Professors and teachers Faculty members at schools, colleges and universities
 
Upd Topic:  Scientists Researchers of the natural sciences
 
Topic:  Simon, Julian Professor of Business Administration, author
Upd   Biography Laissez Faire Books
Upd   Articles Julian Simon, Lifesaver
Reflections on the passing of Julian Simon; opening quote: "The real issue is not whether one cares about nature, but whether one cares about people", The Ultimate Resource 2 (1996)
Upd     The Doomslayer
Lengthy essay about Simon, his research and writings, as well as critical views on his positions
Upd     35 Heroes of Freedom: Celebrating the people who have made the world groovier and groovier since 1968
List of individuals who, according to Reason editors, have "have made the world a freer, better, and more libertarian place by example, invention, or action" (includes the unknown martyr of Tiananmen Square and a generic "The Yuppie")
Upd     Julian L. Simon - Hero of the Day
 
Topic:  Transportation The means and equipment used for the movement of passengers and goods
Upd   Articles Julian Simon, Lifesaver
Reflections on the passing of Julian Simon; opening quote: "The real issue is not whether one cares about nature, but whether one cares about people", The Ultimate Resource 2 (1996)
 
4 Dec 2018
Topic:  Argentina Territory in southeast South America, ruled since 1861 by the República Argentina
Upd   Articles Interview with Gary Becker
Topics include the economics of crime, economics and law, banking discrimination, economic education, social security, behavioral economics, sociology, career choices and moral hazards
 
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
Upd   Articles Interview with Gary Becker
Topics include the economics of crime, economics and law, banking discrimination, economic education, social security, behavioral economics, sociology, career choices and moral hazards
 
Upd Topic:  Basketball Court game, points are scored by tossing ball through a hoop
 
Topic:  Becker, Gary Professor of economics at the University of Chicago, 1992 Nobel Prize winner in Economics
Upd   Interviews Interview with Gary Becker
Topics include the economics of crime, economics and law, banking discrimination, economic education, social security, behavioral economics, sociology, career choices and moral hazards
 
Topic:  Blackstone, William 18th century English jurist, author of Commentaries on the Laws of England
Upd   Web Pages Sir William Blackstone - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography and links to various of Blackstone's works and links to selected quotations
 
Topic:  Central Banking The practice of establishing a country's monetary policy through a government-owned or -controlled institution
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises: An Economist for Freedom and Free Enterprise
Discusses three major themes in the works of Mises, namely, business cycle theory, his critique of socialism and the unfettered market economy; includes list of suggested additional readings
 
Topic:  Condillac, Étienne Bonnot de 18th century French philosopher
Upd   Web Pages Étienne Bonnot, Abbé de Condillac - Online Library of Liberty
Includes short biography and links to two of Condillac's works
 
Topic:  Ebeling, Richard Professor of economics, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings Ludwig von Mises: An Economist for Freedom and Free Enterprise
Discusses three major themes in the works of Mises, namely, business cycle theory, his critique of socialism and the unfettered market economy; includes list of suggested additional readings
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
Upd   Articles Interview with Gary Becker
Topics include the economics of crime, economics and law, banking discrimination, economic education, social security, behavioral economics, sociology, career choices and moral hazards
 
Topic:  Federal Reserve System The central bank of the United States
Upd   Articles Interview with Gary Becker
Topics include the economics of crime, economics and law, banking discrimination, economic education, social security, behavioral economics, sociology, career choices and moral hazards
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises: An Economist for Freedom and Free Enterprise
Discusses three major themes in the works of Mises, namely, business cycle theory, his critique of socialism and the unfettered market economy; includes list of suggested additional readings
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Articles Interview with Gary Becker
Topics include the economics of crime, economics and law, banking discrimination, economic education, social security, behavioral economics, sociology, career choices and moral hazards
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Bibliography An Introduction to the Study of Liberty - Works to Begin with - Online Library of Liberty
Nineteen titles, including works by Erasmus, Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, J. S. Mill, Lord Acton, Herbert Spencer, Thomas Mackay, Friedrich Hayek and Leonard Read
 
Upd Topic:  Love, Romantic Emotional and sexual relationships between men and women
 
Upd Topic:  Marriage Formalized consensual and contractual relationships between individuals
Upd   Articles Interview with Gary Becker
Topics include the economics of crime, economics and law, banking discrimination, economic education, social security, behavioral economics, sociology, career choices and moral hazards
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises: An Economist for Freedom and Free Enterprise
Discusses three major themes in the works of Mises, namely, business cycle theory, his critique of socialism and the unfettered market economy; includes list of suggested additional readings
 
Upd Topic:  Nobel Prize Annual international awards in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics
 
Upd Topic:  Policy Institutes Organizations that conduct research on social, economic, political or other issues, publishing their findings to influence government policies
 
Upd Topic:  Political Parties Groups of individuals that organize to gain control of governments at a national or other level, usually by election of candidates for government offices
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises: An Economist for Freedom and Free Enterprise
Discusses three major themes in the works of Mises, namely, business cycle theory, his critique of socialism and the unfettered market economy; includes list of suggested additional readings
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises: An Economist for Freedom and Free Enterprise
Discusses three major themes in the works of Mises, namely, business cycle theory, his critique of socialism and the unfettered market economy; includes list of suggested additional readings
 
Upd Topic:  Prometheus Awards Annual awards (Best Novel, Hall of Fame) granted by the Libertarian Futurist Society
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises: An Economist for Freedom and Free Enterprise
Discusses three major themes in the works of Mises, namely, business cycle theory, his critique of socialism and the unfettered market economy; includes list of suggested additional readings
 
Topic:  Social Security Tax Tax imposed on employers and employees to fund the Social Security system
Upd   Articles Interview with Gary Becker
Topics include the economics of crime, economics and law, banking discrimination, economic education, social security, behavioral economics, sociology, career choices and moral hazards
 
Upd Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Web Pages Herbert Spencer - Online Library of Liberty
Includes photo, short biography and links to timeline of Spencer's life and works, to various editions of his writings and to selected quotations
 
Upd Topic:  Student Organizations Groups organized in or across schools, colleges or universities to pursue social, political or other goals or advocate policies in educational or external institutions
 
Upd Topic:  Universities and colleges Institutions of higher (tertiary) education
 
3 Dec 2018
Topic:  Ama-gi Sumerian cuneiform word for the concept of freedom or liberty
Upd   Articles Urukagina Bio: The Online Library of Liberty
 
Topic:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Web Pages Aristotle - Online Library of Liberty
Includes picture, short biography and links to quotes and works by the author, in particular Constitution of Athens, The Nichomachean Ethics, The Politics and Posterior Analytics
 
Upd Topic:  Baseball America's favorite pastime
 
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
Upd   Biography Gary S. Becker - Biographical - Nobelprize.org
Autobiography provided by Becker at the time of his 1992 award
Upd   Awards Received 1992 Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
Includes autobiography, prize lecture and press release announcing the award
Upd   Web Pages Gary S. Becker
Professor Becker's page at the University of Chicago; includes autobiography, summaries of books authored, links to his Business Week articles, working papers, and information on the Nobel Prize and two economics courses he taught
Upd     Gary S. Becker | Hoover Institution
Includes photograph, biographical summary, areas of expertise, awards, honors and articles
Upd   Blog The Becker-Posner Blog
Authored jointly with Judge Richard A. Posner, from Dec 2004 to May 2014
 
Topic:  Buchanan, James M. 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Interviews Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
Upd Topic:  Capital Goods Tools, machinery and other man-made elements used to produce goods and services
 
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   Web Pages Frank Chodorov - Online Library of Liberty
Includes picture, short biography and links to his Fugitive Essays and to selected quotations
Upd   Bibliography Chodorov: A Selected Bibliography
Lists books, pamphlets and periodicals authored or edited by Chodorov; from the 1980 Liberty Fund edition of Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
Upd Topic:  Economic Barriers Legislative and other processes that inhibit economic and financial advancement
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
Upd   Articles A Tax Even Libertarians Could Love?
Discusses Henry George's proposal for a Single Tax and his moral and economic arguments in favor of the tax
 
Topic:  Economists Students and teachers of economics
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
Topic:  Federal Reserve System The central bank of the United States
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
Topic:  George, Henry Nineteenth century American self-taught economist, author of Progress and Poverty
Upd   Articles A Tax Even Libertarians Could Love?
Discusses Henry George's proposal for a Single Tax and his moral and economic arguments in favor of the tax
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Books Discourses Concerning Government
Partial contents: To depend upon the will of a man is slavery - God leaves to man the choice of forms in Government - That 'tis natural for Nations to govern, or to choose Governors - Government is not instituted for the good of the Governor
 
Topic:  Italy Territory in southern Europe, ruled since 1946 by the Repubblica Italiana
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
Upd Topic:  Land Natural resources available for producing goods or delivering services
Upd   Articles A Tax Even Libertarians Could Love?
Discusses Henry George's proposal for a Single Tax and his moral and economic arguments in favor of the tax
 
Topic:  Politicians People who hold or are running for a political office
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
Upd Topic:  Science Fiction Literary fantasies based on real or imagined scientific developments
 
Upd Topic:  Self-Esteem Confidence and respect in oneself
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
Upd   Articles A Tax Even Libertarians Could Love?
Discusses Henry George's proposal for a Single Tax and his moral and economic arguments in favor of the tax
 
Upd Topic:  Sexual Pleasure Sensual gratification from sexual activities
 
Topic:  Sidney, Algernon 17th century British Member of Parliament
Upd   Books Authored Discourses Concerning Government
Partial contents: To depend upon the will of a man is slavery - God leaves to man the choice of forms in Government - That 'tis natural for Nations to govern, or to choose Governors - Government is not instituted for the good of the Governor
 
Upd Topic:  Sports Athletic games of skill
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
Upd     A Tax Even Libertarians Could Love?
Discusses Henry George's proposal for a Single Tax and his moral and economic arguments in favor of the tax
 
Upd Topic:  Thanksgiving Holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November (U.S.)
 
Topic:  Tullock, Gordon Professor of law and economics at George Mason University
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
Upd Topic:  Unemployment The state of not being engaged in a gainful occupation
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
Topic:  Virginia The Old Dominion - ratified Constitution 23 Jun 1788
Upd   Articles Interview with James Buchanan
Topics include The Calculus of Consent, public choice theory, monetary policy and the Federal Reserve
 
30 Nov 2018
Upd Topic:  Broken Window Fallacy "What would become of the glaziers, if nobody ever broke windows?"
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles The Economics of Errant Entrepreneurs
Discusses whether entrepreneurial error, that is, unsuccessful, unprofitable entrepreneurs provide some benefits to society, compared to the benefits derived from successful ones
 
Topic:  Cobden, Richard Nineteenth century British politician, leading proponent of free trade
Upd   Web Pages Richard Cobden - Online Library of Liberty
Includes picture, short biography, links to several of Cobden's writings and speeches and to related quotations
 
Upd Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
 
Upd Topic:  Comparative Advantage, Law of Economic tenet formulated by David Ricardo, also Law of Association
 
Topic:  Dalberg-Acton, John British historian, known as Lord Acton
Upd   Web Pages John Emerich Edward Dalberg, Lord Acton - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography, links to various versions of his works and to selected quotations
 
Upd Topic:  Economic Fallacies Popular mistakes in reasoning about economic concepts
Upd   Articles The Nature and Significance of Economic Education
Explains why economic education of both the general public and politicians/legislators is needed and why a teacher, such as Mises, must remain scientifically detached (value free) even if passionate about the teaching goals
 
Topic:  Economic Resources Natural, human and man-made factors used in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Nature and Significance of Economic Education
Explains why economic education of both the general public and politicians/legislators is needed and why a teacher, such as Mises, must remain scientifically detached (value free) even if passionate about the teaching goals
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Nature and Significance of Economic Education
Explains why economic education of both the general public and politicians/legislators is needed and why a teacher, such as Mises, must remain scientifically detached (value free) even if passionate about the teaching goals
 
Upd Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
Upd   Articles The Nature and Significance of Economic Education
Explains why economic education of both the general public and politicians/legislators is needed and why a teacher, such as Mises, must remain scientifically detached (value free) even if passionate about the teaching goals
Upd   Books The Driving Force of the Market: Essays in Austrian Economics
Contents: The character of Austrian economics - The market process: some normative perspectives - Studies in the Mises—Hayek legacy - Studies in the theory of competition and entrepreneurship - Appendices: Three obituaries
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Economics of Errant Entrepreneurs
Discusses whether entrepreneurial error, that is, unsuccessful, unprofitable entrepreneurs provide some benefits to society, compared to the benefits derived from successful ones
 
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 The Nature and Significance of Economic Education
Explains why economic education of both the general public and politicians/legislators is needed and why a teacher, such as Mises, must remain scientifically detached (value free) even if passionate about the teaching goals
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles The Nature and Significance of Economic Education
Explains why economic education of both the general public and politicians/legislators is needed and why a teacher, such as Mises, must remain scientifically detached (value free) even if passionate about the teaching goals
 
Topic:  George, Henry Nineteenth century American self-taught economist, author of Progress and Poverty
Upd   Web Pages Henry George - Online Library of Liberty
Includes picture, short profile and links to some of George's writings and notable quotations
 
Upd Topic:  Gold Standard A monetary system in which currency values are defined in terms of gold
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles The Nature and Significance of Economic Education
Explains why economic education of both the general public and politicians/legislators is needed and why a teacher, such as Mises, must remain scientifically detached (value free) even if passionate about the teaching goals
 
Topic:  Kirzner, Israel Professor of Economics at New York University
Upd   Writings The Economics of Errant Entrepreneurs
Discusses whether entrepreneurial error, that is, unsuccessful, unprofitable entrepreneurs provide some benefits to society, compared to the benefits derived from successful ones
Upd     The Nature and Significance of Economic Education
Explains why economic education of both the general public and politicians/legislators is needed and why a teacher, such as Mises, must remain scientifically detached (value free) even if passionate about the teaching goals
Upd   Books Authored The Driving Force of the Market: Essays in Austrian Economics
Contents: The character of Austrian economics - The market process: some normative perspectives - Studies in the Mises—Hayek legacy - Studies in the theory of competition and entrepreneurship - Appendices: Three obituaries
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Bibliography Classics of Liberty - Online Library of Liberty
More than 35 titles, including works by Hugo Grotius, Edward Coke, John Lock, Frédéric Bastiat, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Voltaire, William Godwin, Lord Acton, David Hume, Thomas Hodgskin, J. S. Mill, John Milton and Ludwig von Mises
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles What you should know about the Non-Aggression Principle
Discusses the non-aggression principle, stating that it "depends on a valid theory of property ownership" and concludes that such a theory is in conflict with what most people view as the proper role of government
 
Upd Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles The Nature and Significance of Economic Education
Explains why economic education of both the general public and politicians/legislators is needed and why a teacher, such as Mises, must remain scientifically detached (value free) even if passionate about the teaching goals
 
Topic:  Non-aggression Principle The libertarian principle that no person should initiate force against another
Upd   Articles What you should know about the Non-Aggression Principle
Discusses the non-aggression principle, stating that it "depends on a valid theory of property ownership" and concludes that such a theory is in conflict with what most people view as the proper role of government
 
Upd Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles What you should know about the Non-Aggression Principle
Discusses the non-aggression principle, stating that it "depends on a valid theory of property ownership" and concludes that such a theory is in conflict with what most people view as the proper role of government
 
Topic:  Property Tangible goods owned or claimed by one or more individuals
Upd   Articles What you should know about the Non-Aggression Principle
Discusses the non-aggression principle, stating that it "depends on a valid theory of property ownership" and concludes that such a theory is in conflict with what most people view as the proper role of government
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles What you should know about the Non-Aggression Principle
Discusses the non-aggression principle, stating that it "depends on a valid theory of property ownership" and concludes that such a theory is in conflict with what most people view as the proper role of government
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Web Pages Murray N. Rothbard - Online Library of Liberty
Includes short profile, photograph and links to some of his works
Upd   Articles What you should know about the Non-Aggression Principle
Discusses the non-aggression principle, stating that it "depends on a valid theory of property ownership" and concludes that such a theory is in conflict with what most people view as the proper role of government
 
Upd Topic:  Social Security Tax Tax imposed on employers and employees to fund the Social Security system
 
Topic:  Stigler, George 20th century American economist, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in economics
Upd   Articles The Nature and Significance of Economic Education
Explains why economic education of both the general public and politicians/legislators is needed and why a teacher, such as Mises, must remain scientifically detached (value free) even if passionate about the teaching goals
 
Upd Topic:  Wages The price of labor, renumeration paid to employees for their work or services
 
28 Nov 2018
Topic:  Cantillon, Richard 18th century Irish economist
Upd   Web Pages Richard Cantillon - Online Library of Liberty
Includes short biography and link to the 1959 edition of the Essai
 
Upd Topic:  Cryptography The process of scrambling and unscrambling text
 
Upd Topic:  Economic Freedom Absence of coercion or controls over economic activities
 
Upd Topic:  Electric Power The production and distribution of electricity
 
Upd Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Books Competition and Entrepreneurship
Contents: Market Process versus Market Equilibrium - The Entrepreneur - Competition and Monopoly - Selling Costs, Quality, and Competition - The Long Run and the Short - Competition, Welfare, and Coordination
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
 
Topic:  Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Late 18th and early 19th German writer and scientist, author of Faust
Upd   Articles The Fallacy of the Concept of "National Character"
Chapter 10, "Nazism as a World Problem", section 2; explains why it is incorrect to generalize from some supposedly representative persons of a given nation to a national "character"
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
 
Upd Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
 
Topic:  Kirzner, Israel Professor of Economics at New York University
Upd   Books Authored Ludwig Von Mises: The Man and His Economics
Contents: Ludwig von Mises, 1881-1973 - Ludwig von Mises, Economist - The Nature of Economic Inquiry - The Economics of the Market Process - Monetary Theory, Cycle Theory, and the Rate of Interest - Mises: Free-Market Economist of the Century - Postscript
Upd     Competition and Entrepreneurship
Contents: Market Process versus Market Equilibrium - The Entrepreneur - Competition and Monopoly - Selling Costs, Quality, and Competition - The Long Run and the Short - Competition, Welfare, and Coordination
 
Topic:  La Boétie, Étienne de Sixteenth century French judge and poet, author of Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Upd   Books Authored Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Electronic text of the 1942 English translation by Harry Kurz available at the Online Library of Liberty, in HTML, PDF and Kindle formats
 
Topic:  Lachmann, Ludwig 20th century German-born economist of the Austrian School
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Writings The Fallacy of the Concept of "National Character"
Chapter 10, "Nazism as a World Problem", section 2; explains why it is incorrect to generalize from some supposedly representative persons of a given nation to a national "character"
Upd   Books Ludwig Von Mises: The Man and His Economics
Contents: Ludwig von Mises, 1881-1973 - Ludwig von Mises, Economist - The Nature of Economic Inquiry - The Economics of the Market Process - Monetary Theory, Cycle Theory, and the Rate of Interest - Mises: Free-Market Economist of the Century - Postscript
 
Topic:  Monopoly Exclusive control by someone or some group of the means of producing or selling a good or service
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
 
Upd Topic:  No Free Lunch TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
 
Upd Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
 
Upd Topic:  Private Roads Roads owned by non-governmental entities
 
Upd Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
 
Topic:  Self-Esteem Confidence and respect in oneself
Upd   Articles The Fallacy of the Concept of "National Character"
Chapter 10, "Nazism as a World Problem", section 2; explains why it is incorrect to generalize from some supposedly representative persons of a given nation to a national "character"
 
Upd Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
 
27 Nov 2018
Topic:  Capital Goods Tools, machinery and other man-made elements used to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
Upd     Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Upd Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
Upd     Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
Upd     Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Europe By convention, a continent comprising the westernmost area of Eurasia
Upd   Articles Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Farming The business of agriculture
Upd   Articles Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Kirzner, Israel Professor of Economics at New York University
Upd   Interviews The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
 
Upd Topic:  People, Rights Retained by the Rights not explicitly listed in the Bill of Rights
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Upd Topic:  Punishments, Protection Against Cruel and Unusual Restriction on the use of cruel and unusual punishments
 
Topic:  Quesnay, François 18th century French Physiocrat economist, also trained in medicine
Upd   Articles The School and its Doctrines
Chapter II, discussing Quesnay and his writings
 
Topic:  Say, Jean-Baptiste 18th-19th century French economist
Upd   Writings Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Schumpeter, Joseph 20th century Austrian economist
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles The Kirznerian Way: An Interview with Israel M. Kirzner
Topics include: Ludwig von Mises, the Austrian School, equilibrium, entrepreneurship, capital, business cycle theory, time preference, Hayek, Lachmann and Rothbard
Upd     Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Letters to Thomas Robert Malthus, on Several Subjects of Political Economy, and on the Cause of the Stagnation of Commerce
Series of five letters from Say to Malthus, written in response to the latter's criticisms in Principles of Political Economy (1820); the letters were translated from the French by John Richter
 
Upd Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
 
Upd Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
 
26 Nov 2018
Upd Topic:  11 September 2001, Attacks of Terror attacks of 11 September 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
 
Topic:  Achievement Success or accomplishment in life's endeavors
Upd   Articles 4 Things You Probably Never Knew About John Stuart Mill
Brief introduction to Mill followed by four interesting facts about his life and thought
 
Upd Topic:  Ama-gi Sumerian cuneiform word for the concept of freedom or liberty
 
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Biography Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)
Part of the Goodrich Seminar Room; includes bibliography and links to Thales, Plato and others
 
Topic:  Australia The smallest continent, its territory is ruled since 1942 by the Monarchy of Australia
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Böhm von Bawerk, Eugen Nineteenth century Austrian economist and minister of Finance
Upd   Articles The Undiscountable Professor Kirzner
Review of Kirzner's 1996 Essays on Capital and Interest, a collection of three previously published essays
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Upd Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
 
Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
Upd   Articles The Undiscountable Professor Kirzner
Review of Kirzner's 1996 Essays on Capital and Interest, a collection of three previously published essays
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles 4 Things You Probably Never Knew About John Stuart Mill
Brief introduction to Mill followed by four interesting facts about his life and thought
 
Upd Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Undiscountable Professor Kirzner
Review of Kirzner's 1996 Essays on Capital and Interest, a collection of three previously published essays
 
Upd Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
 
Topic:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Garrison, William Lloyd Nineteenth century American journalist and abolitionist
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  George, Henry Nineteenth century American self-taught economist, author of Progress and Poverty
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles The Undiscountable Professor Kirzner
Review of Kirzner's 1996 Essays on Capital and Interest, a collection of three previously published essays
Upd     F.A. Hayek accomplished several careers' worth of economic achievements in one lifetime
Bibliographic essay discussing the diverse scope of Hayek's works
 
Topic:  Herbert, Auberon Nineteenth century English philosopher and Member of Parliament
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Hutcheson, Francis 18th century Irish philosopher
Upd   Books Authored An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense
Electronic text available at the Online Library of Liberty
 
Upd Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
 
Topic:  Kirzner, Israel Professor of Economics at New York University
Upd   Articles The Undiscountable Professor Kirzner
Review of Kirzner's 1996 Essays on Capital and Interest, a collection of three previously published essays
 
Topic:  La Boétie, Étienne de Sixteenth century French judge and poet, author of Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Upd   Web Pages Etienne de la Boétie | Mises Institute
Includes biography, picture and, links to the text as well as audio recordings of La Boétie's "Discourse"
Upd   Books Authored Oeuvres complètes d’Éstienne de la Boétie
Partial contents: Introduction - Discours de la Servitude volontaire - La Mesnagerie de Xénophon - Les règles de mariage de Plutarque - Lettre de consolation de Plutarque à sa femme - Lettres - Poemata - Vers françois - Vingt-neuf sonnets
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Libertarian Futurist Society Organization for fans of libertarian science fiction
Upd   Articles The Society That Will Help You Bolster Your Libertarian Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading List
Introduction to the Libertarian Futurist Society, the Prometheus and brief descriptions of the 2016 Best Novel and Hall of Fame winners and a 2016 Special Award
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Writings Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Articles 4 Things You Probably Never Knew About John Stuart Mill
Brief introduction to Mill followed by four interesting facts about his life and thought
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles The Undiscountable Professor Kirzner
Review of Kirzner's 1996 Essays on Capital and Interest, a collection of three previously published essays
 
Topic:  Music Classical, jazz, rock, etc.
Upd   Articles 4 Things You Probably Never Knew About John Stuart Mill
Brief introduction to Mill followed by four interesting facts about his life and thought
 
Topic:  Nonviolent Resistance Opposition to statist and authoritarian forces using protests, non-cooperation and other nonviolent methods
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Bibliography Philosophy - Online Library of Liberty
Over 170 titles, including works by Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Plutarch, Aquinas, Erasmus, Locke, Voltaire, Emerson, Adam Smith, Kant, Hume, J. S. Mill and Herbert Spencer
 
Upd Topic:  Powers, Enumerated Constitutional doctrine of limiting the Federal Government to explicitly granted powers
 
Upd Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
 
Topic:  Prometheus Awards Annual awards (Best Novel, Hall of Fame) granted by the Libertarian Futurist Society
Upd   Articles The Society That Will Help You Bolster Your Libertarian Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading List
Introduction to the Libertarian Futurist Society, the Prometheus and brief descriptions of the 2016 Best Novel and Hall of Fame winners and a 2016 Special Award
 
Topic:  Relationships Pairings of people for mutually satisfying purposes
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Upd Topic:  Repression, Moral Legislation and government actions that attempt to dictate "moral and proper" behavior
 
Topic:  Russia Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Upd Topic:  Self-Incrimination, Right Against The right not to bear witness against one's self
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles F.A. Hayek accomplished several careers' worth of economic achievements in one lifetime
Bibliographic essay discussing the diverse scope of Hayek's works
 
Topic:  Spain Territory in southwestern Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Reino de España
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Bibliography War and Peace - Online Library of Liberty
More than 70 titles, including works by Erasmus, Hugo Grotius, Thomas Hodgskin, Daniel Webster, James Mill, Richard Cobden, Frédéric Bastiat, Herbert Spencer, William Graham Sumner, Ludwig von Mises and Frank Chodorov
 
Topic:  Warren, Josiah Nineteenth century American anarchist, founder of the Modern Times colony (now Brentwood, New York)
Upd   Articles Benjamin Tucker, Individualism, & Liberty: Not the Daughter but the Mother of Order
Bibliographical essay covering the people and radical movements that influenced Tucker in his founding and publishing of Liberty, its major themes and contributors
 
23 Nov 2018
Topic:  Belgium Territory in northwest Europe, ruled since 1830 by the Koninkrijk België/Royaume de Belgique
Upd   Articles The Railroads of France
Recounts the history of gradual nationalization of French railroads from 1876 to 1938, as well as a comparison between the Belgian state-owned railway and the then privately-owned French Northern Railway
 
Topic:  Bright, John 19th century English Member of Parliament
Upd   Books Authored Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by Richard Cobden. M. P. - in Two Volumes
Electronic text available at Online Library of Liberty; contents: Volume I: Free Trade and Finance - Volume II: War, Peace, and Reform; also edited by James E. Thorold Rogers
 
Topic:  Cobden, Richard Nineteenth century British politician, leading proponent of free trade
Upd   Books Authored Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by Richard Cobden. M. P. - in Two Volumes
Electronic text available at Online Library of Liberty; contents: Volume I: Free Trade and Finance - Volume II: War, Peace, and Reform; also edited by James E. Thorold Rogers
Upd     The Political Writings of Richard Cobden, Volume I
Electronic text available at Online Library of Liberty; contents: England, Ireland, and America. 1835 - Russia. 1836 - 1793 and 1853, in three letters
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Government
Discusses the purpose of government, the means for attaining that end and various related questions and objections; rationalises that representative democracy, as exhibited in early 19th century Britain, is most conducive to "good Government"
 
Topic:  Ebeling, Richard Professor of economics, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings Israel M. Kirzner and the Austrian Theory of Competition and Entrepreneurship
Written on occasion of Kirzner's academic retirement at age 71; begins with biographical summary and then focuses on Kirzner's understanding of entrepreneurs in the market "process" and the detrimental effects of government intervention in the market
 
Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
Upd   Articles Israel M. Kirzner and the Austrian Theory of Competition and Entrepreneurship
Written on occasion of Kirzner's academic retirement at age 71; begins with biographical summary and then focuses on Kirzner's understanding of entrepreneurs in the market "process" and the detrimental effects of government intervention in the market
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Israel M. Kirzner and the Austrian Theory of Competition and Entrepreneurship
Written on occasion of Kirzner's academic retirement at age 71; begins with biographical summary and then focuses on Kirzner's understanding of entrepreneurs in the market "process" and the detrimental effects of government intervention in the market
 
Topic:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Articles The Railroads of France
Recounts the history of gradual nationalization of French railroads from 1876 to 1938, as well as a comparison between the Belgian state-owned railway and the then privately-owned French Northern Railway
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Israel M. Kirzner and the Austrian Theory of Competition and Entrepreneurship
Written on occasion of Kirzner's academic retirement at age 71; begins with biographical summary and then focuses on Kirzner's understanding of entrepreneurs in the market "process" and the detrimental effects of government intervention in the market
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Israel M. Kirzner and the Austrian Theory of Competition and Entrepreneurship
Written on occasion of Kirzner's academic retirement at age 71; begins with biographical summary and then focuses on Kirzner's understanding of entrepreneurs in the market "process" and the detrimental effects of government intervention in the market
Upd     Government
Discusses the purpose of government, the means for attaining that end and various related questions and objections; rationalises that representative democracy, as exhibited in early 19th century Britain, is most conducive to "good Government"
 
Topic:  Happiness, Pursuit of The human striving for improved and usually more pleasant conditions
Upd   Articles Government
Discusses the purpose of government, the means for attaining that end and various related questions and objections; rationalises that representative democracy, as exhibited in early 19th century Britain, is most conducive to "good Government"
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Israel M. Kirzner and the Austrian Theory of Competition and Entrepreneurship
Written on occasion of Kirzner's academic retirement at age 71; begins with biographical summary and then focuses on Kirzner's understanding of entrepreneurs in the market "process" and the detrimental effects of government intervention in the market
 
Topic:  Hume, David 18th century Scottish philosopher
Upd   Videos Giants of the Scottish Enlightenment Part Three: David Hume
Discusses the life and some the philosophical views of David Hume, in particular his argument that reason is a "slave to the passions" and attitudes toward the property of others depending on presence or lack of familial connections
 
Topic:  Hutcheson, Francis 18th century Irish philosopher
Upd   Books Authored An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue in Two Treatises
Electronic text available at the Online Library of Liberty
 
Topic:  Kirzner, Israel Professor of Economics at New York University
Upd   Biography Laissez Faire Books
Upd   Web Pages Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education
Includes photograph and biography from Laissez Faire Books
Upd   Articles Israel M. Kirzner and the Austrian Theory of Competition and Entrepreneurship
Written on occasion of Kirzner's academic retirement at age 71; begins with biographical summary and then focuses on Kirzner's understanding of entrepreneurs in the market "process" and the detrimental effects of government intervention in the market
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Government
Discusses the purpose of government, the means for attaining that end and various related questions and objections; rationalises that representative democracy, as exhibited in early 19th century Britain, is most conducive to "good Government"
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Writings A Letter Concerning Toleration
Originally "Epistolia de Tolerentia", translated by William Popple
 
Topic:  Mill, James 18th/19th century Scottish economist
Upd   Writings Government
Discusses the purpose of government, the means for attaining that end and various related questions and objections; rationalises that representative democracy, as exhibited in early 19th century Britain, is most conducive to "good Government"
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Israel M. Kirzner and the Austrian Theory of Competition and Entrepreneurship
Written on occasion of Kirzner's academic retirement at age 71; begins with biographical summary and then focuses on Kirzner's understanding of entrepreneurs in the market "process" and the detrimental effects of government intervention in the market
 
Topic:  Nozick, Robert Professor of philosophy, author of Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Upd   Videos Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 5: Natural Rights
Short video, with transcript; discusses the answers to the question "What is the proper role of government?" from the viewpoint of Ayn Rand and Robert Nozick
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Videos Giants of the Scottish Enlightenment Part Three: David Hume
Discusses the life and some the philosophical views of David Hume, in particular his argument that reason is a "slave to the passions" and attitudes toward the property of others depending on presence or lack of familial connections
 
Topic:  Property Tangible goods owned or claimed by one or more individuals
Upd   Articles Government
Discusses the purpose of government, the means for attaining that end and various related questions and objections; rationalises that representative democracy, as exhibited in early 19th century Britain, is most conducive to "good Government"
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Videos Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 5: Natural Rights
Short video, with transcript; discusses the answers to the question "What is the proper role of government?" from the viewpoint of Ayn Rand and Robert Nozick
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles A Letter Concerning Toleration
Originally "Epistolia de Tolerentia", translated by William Popple
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Videos Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 5: Natural Rights
Short video, with transcript; discusses the answers to the question "What is the proper role of government?" from the viewpoint of Ayn Rand and Robert Nozick
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings The Railroads of France
Recounts the history of gradual nationalization of French railroads from 1876 to 1938, as well as a comparison between the Belgian state-owned railway and the then privately-owned French Northern Railway
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Government
Discusses the purpose of government, the means for attaining that end and various related questions and objections; rationalises that representative democracy, as exhibited in early 19th century Britain, is most conducive to "good Government"
 
Topic:  Transportation The means and equipment used for the movement of passengers and goods
Upd   Articles The Railroads of France
Recounts the history of gradual nationalization of French railroads from 1876 to 1938, as well as a comparison between the Belgian state-owned railway and the then privately-owned French Northern Railway
 
21 Nov 2018
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Books The Einstein Syndrome: Bright Children Who Talk Late
Contents: Patterns: Family and Child - Adults Who Talked Late - Children Who Talk Late - Groping for Answers - Tests and Evaluations - "Early Intervention" - Coping with Uncertainties
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
Upd   Books Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
Partial contents: What Is Economics? - The Role of Prices - Price Controls - The Rise and Fall of Businesses - Productivity and Pay - Investment and Speculation - National Output - Money and the Banking System - International Trade - "Non-Economic" Values
 
Upd Topic:  Law, Due Process of Procedural safeguards, and unbiased laws and judgements
 
Upd Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
 
Upd Topic:  Liberty, Statue of Monument symbolizing liberty, in New York harbor
 
Upd Topic:  Petition the Government, Right to Right to state grievances and request relief
 
Upd Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
 
Upd Topic:  Powers, Reserved Powers retained by the States and the people
 
Upd Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Books Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality?
Contents: The Civil Rights Vision - From Equal Opportunity to "Affirmative Action" - From School Desegregation to Busing - The Special Case of Blacks - The Special Case of Women - Rhetoric or Reality? - Epilogue: The Degeneration of Racial Controversy
 
Upd Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Books Authored A Personal Odyssey
Autobiography; contents: Carolina in the Morning - In Old New York - A Four-Leaf Clover - Halls of Montezuma - Halls of Ivy - Drifting Along - Cayuga's Waters - Movin' On - California, Here I Come - Arrivederci - September Song - Memories
Upd     The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
Contents: Flattering Unction - The Pattern - By the Numbers - The Irrelevance of Evidence - The Anointed versus the Benighted - Crusades of the Anointed - The Vocabulary of the Anointed - Courting Disaster - Optional Reality
Upd     Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
Partial contents: What Is Economics? - The Role of Prices - Price Controls - The Rise and Fall of Businesses - Productivity and Pay - Investment and Speculation - National Output - Money and the Banking System - International Trade - "Non-Economic" Values
Upd     Barbarians Inside the Gates: And Other Controversial Essays
Partial contents: I: The Social Scene - Barbarians Inside the Gates - II: The Economic Scene - The Social Security Pyramid - III: The Political Scene - IV: The Legal Scene - V: The Racial Scene - VI: The Education Scene - VII: Random Thoughts
Upd     The Economics and Politics of Race: An International Perspective
Contents: The Role of Race - The Overseas Chinese - European Emigrants - Blacks and Coloreds - An International Perspective - The American Experience - The Third World - The Past and the Future
Upd     The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Contents: The Quest for Cosmic Justice - The Mirage of Equality - The Tyranny of Visions - The Quiet Repeal of the American Revolution
Upd     Knowledge and Decisions
Partial contents: I: Social Institutions - The Role of Knowledge - Decision-Making Process - Economic Trade-Offs - Social Trade-Offs - Political Trade-Offs - An Overview - II: Trends and Issues - Historical Trends - Trends in Economics - Trends in Law
Upd     Race and Culture: A World View
Contents: A World View - Migration and Culture - Conquest and Culture - Race and Economics - Race and Politics - Race and Intelligence - Race and Slavery - Race and History
Upd     Conquests and Cultures: An International History
Contents: Conquests and Cultures - The British - The Africans - The Slavs - Western Hemisphere Indians - An Overview
Upd     The Einstein Syndrome: Bright Children Who Talk Late
Contents: Patterns: Family and Child - Adults Who Talked Late - Children Who Talk Late - Groping for Answers - Tests and Evaluations - "Early Intervention" - Coping with Uncertainties
Upd     Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality?
Contents: The Civil Rights Vision - From Equal Opportunity to "Affirmative Action" - From School Desegregation to Busing - The Special Case of Blacks - The Special Case of Women - Rhetoric or Reality? - Epilogue: The Degeneration of Racial Controversy
Upd     Controversial Essays
Partial contents: I: Economic Issues - "Saving" Social Security - II: Racial Issues - III: Political Issues - Poverty and the Left - IV: Educational Issues - Too Many Ph.D.s? - V: Legal Issues - Property Rites - VI: Social Issues - VII: Random Thoughts
Upd     Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study
Contents: An International Perspective - Affirmative Action in India - Affirmative Action in Malaysia - Affirmative Action in Sri Lanka - Affirmative Action in Nigeria - Affirmative Action in the United States - The Past and the Future
 
Upd Topic:  Trial by Jury, Right to Guarantees in criminal and civil cases
 
Upd Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
 
20 Nov 2018
Upd Topic:  Armies, Standing Maintaining permanent armies of paid or conscripted soldiers
 
Upd Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
 
Upd Topic:  Association, Freedom of The right of the people to meet or associate with others for peaceful purposes
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Talkers versus doers, Part II
Explains how those who criticize businesses and entrepreneurs obtain an advantage over the "doers" and how that even affects corporate contributions to the critics' causes
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
New   Articles Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Discusses the Hungarian Revolution of late October-early November 1956 and the "disappointing" reactions by the U.S. government and the "shocking comment" of Walter Lippmann
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurs Individuals who organize and assume the risks of a business
Upd   Articles Talkers versus doers
Contrasts the pharmaceutical, automobile, housing and tech companies and entrepreneurs to those who create nothing yet criticize those businesses and are popularly regarded as heroes instead of those who truly improve lives
 
Upd Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
Upd   Articles Talkers versus doers
Contrasts the pharmaceutical, automobile, housing and tech companies and entrepreneurs to those who create nothing yet criticize those businesses and are popularly regarded as heroes instead of those who truly improve lives
Upd     Talkers versus doers, Part II
Explains how those who criticize businesses and entrepreneurs obtain an advantage over the "doers" and how that even affects corporate contributions to the critics' causes
 
Topic:  Hungary Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1989 by the Magyarország
New   Articles Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Discusses the Hungarian Revolution of late October-early November 1956 and the "disappointing" reactions by the U.S. government and the "shocking comment" of Walter Lippmann
 
Upd Topic:  Liberty Bell Announced first public reading of Declaration of Independence
 
Upd Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
 
Upd Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
 
Upd Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
New   Writings Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Discusses the Hungarian Revolution of late October-early November 1956 and the "disappointing" reactions by the U.S. government and the "shocking comment" of Walter Lippmann
 
Upd Topic:  Soldiers, No Quartering of No stationing of soldiers in private houses
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Writings Talkers versus doers
Contrasts the pharmaceutical, automobile, housing and tech companies and entrepreneurs to those who create nothing yet criticize those businesses and are popularly regarded as heroes instead of those who truly improve lives
Upd     Talkers versus doers, Part II
Explains how those who criticize businesses and entrepreneurs obtain an advantage over the "doers" and how that even affects corporate contributions to the critics' causes
 
Upd Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
 
Topic:  Transportation The means and equipment used for the movement of passengers and goods
Upd   Articles Talkers versus doers
Contrasts the pharmaceutical, automobile, housing and tech companies and entrepreneurs to those who create nothing yet criticize those businesses and are popularly regarded as heroes instead of those who truly improve lives
 
19 Nov 2018
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
Upd   Articles Lunar prisoners fight for freedom in Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Discusses Heinlein's (and professor Bernardo de la Paz's) views on government and anarchism in the title book, with several excerpts, and ending with "Don't miss it"
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Articles How a 19th century French pamphleteer preempted two centuries of economic fallacies
Examines some of the main themes in Bastiat's writings, such as ethics and economics, the seen and the unseen and the State
 
Topic:  Broken Window Fallacy "What would become of the glaziers, if nobody ever broke windows?"
Upd   Articles How a 19th century French pamphleteer preempted two centuries of economic fallacies
Examines some of the main themes in Bastiat's writings, such as ethics and economics, the seen and the unseen and the State
 
Topic:  California The Golden State
Upd   Articles Senator Feinstein and property rights
Discusses Dianne Feinstein's comment that private property is "alive and well" in San Francisco as evidenced by its high property values
 
Upd Topic:  Cancer A group of diseases caused by uncontrolled cell division leading to malignant growth
 
Upd Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles The battle to make America wet again
Recounts how the 18th Amendment and National Prohibition Act were repealed, particularly through the efforts of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR)
 
Topic:  Coke, Edward 17th century English jurist, drafter of the Petition of Right
Upd   Web Pages Sir Edward Coke - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography, links to various versions of Coke's works and to selected quotations
 
Upd Topic:  Epistemology Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles How a 19th century French pamphleteer preempted two centuries of economic fallacies
Examines some of the main themes in Bastiat's writings, such as ethics and economics, the seen and the unseen and the State
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles John Locke's Top 5 Radical Political Ideas
Brief discussion of "five features of Locke's political thought that remain particularly important": natural equality, property, consent, resistance and toleration
Upd     How a 19th century French pamphleteer preempted two centuries of economic fallacies
Examines some of the main themes in Bastiat's writings, such as ethics and economics, the seen and the unseen and the State
Upd     Lunar prisoners fight for freedom in Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Discusses Heinlein's (and professor Bernardo de la Paz's) views on government and anarchism in the title book, with several excerpts, and ending with "Don't miss it"
 
Topic:  Grotius, Hugo Seventeenth century Dutch jurist, author of De Jure Belli ac Pacis
Upd   Web Pages Hugo Grotius - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography, links to various versions of Grotius' works and to selected quotations
 
Topic:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
Upd   Articles Lunar prisoners fight for freedom in Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Discusses Heinlein's (and professor Bernardo de la Paz's) views on government and anarchism in the title book, with several excerpts, and ending with "Don't miss it"
 
Upd Topic:  Life Extension Methods for slowing or reversing aging and extending human life
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles John Locke's Top 5 Radical Political Ideas
Brief discussion of "five features of Locke's political thought that remain particularly important": natural equality, property, consent, resistance and toleration
 
Topic:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Articles The battle to make America wet again
Recounts how the 18th Amendment and National Prohibition Act were repealed, particularly through the efforts of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR)
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
Upd   Web Pages John Stuart Mill - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography, links to essays about Mill, timeline of his life and works, to various versions of his works and to selected quotations
 
Topic:  Milton, John 17th century English poet, author of Paradise Lost
Upd   Web Pages John Milton - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short biography, links to timeline of his life and work, various versions of Milton's works and to selected quotations
 
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Articles "Living wage" kills jobs
Explains what a "living wage" is supposed to be and the effect that "artificially higher wage rates" have on employment
 
Topic:  New York City The Big Apple
Upd   Articles Senator Feinstein and property rights
Discusses Dianne Feinstein's comment that private property is "alive and well" in San Francisco as evidenced by its high property values
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
Upd   Articles The battle to make America wet again
Recounts how the 18th Amendment and National Prohibition Act were repealed, particularly through the efforts of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR)
 
Topic:  Property Tangible goods owned or claimed by one or more individuals
Upd   Articles John Locke's Top 5 Radical Political Ideas
Brief discussion of "five features of Locke's political thought that remain particularly important": natural equality, property, consent, resistance and toleration
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Senator Feinstein and property rights
Discusses Dianne Feinstein's comment that private property is "alive and well" in San Francisco as evidenced by its high property values
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles John Locke's Top 5 Radical Political Ideas
Brief discussion of "five features of Locke's political thought that remain particularly important": natural equality, property, consent, resistance and toleration
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Web Pages Adam Smith - Online Library of Liberty
Includes picture, short biography, links to essays about Smith, a timeline of his life and works, several of his writings, including The Weath of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and related quotations
Upd   Videos Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand
Short video, with transcript, with brief explanations of the concepts of the "invisible hand" and the division of labor
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Writings "Living wage" kills jobs
Explains what a "living wage" is supposed to be and the effect that "artificially higher wage rates" have on employment
Upd     Senator Feinstein and property rights
Discusses Dianne Feinstein's comment that private property is "alive and well" in San Francisco as evidenced by its high property values
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
Upd   Bibliography The State - Online Library of Liberty
Ten titles, including works by Frédéric Bastiat, Franz Oppenheimer, Herbert Spencer, Ludwig von Mises, James M. Buchanan and Anthony de Jasay
Upd   Articles How a 19th century French pamphleteer preempted two centuries of economic fallacies
Examines some of the main themes in Bastiat's writings, such as ethics and economics, the seen and the unseen and the State
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles How a 19th century French pamphleteer preempted two centuries of economic fallacies
Examines some of the main themes in Bastiat's writings, such as ethics and economics, the seen and the unseen and the State
 
Topic:  Unemployment The state of not being engaged in a gainful occupation
Upd   Articles "Living wage" kills jobs
Explains what a "living wage" is supposed to be and the effect that "artificially higher wage rates" have on employment
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles The battle to make America wet again
Recounts how the 18th Amendment and National Prohibition Act were repealed, particularly through the efforts of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR)
 
16 Nov 2018
Topic:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Videos Liberty & Virtue
Explains why virtuous behaviour presupposes freely taken or uncoerced decisions
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Articles Crony-in-Chief: Donald Trump epitomizes Ayn Rand's "Aristocracy of Pull"
Examines the issues of "cronyism" or "pull-peddling", suggesting --as Ayn Rand did-- that the solution is "to limit government strictly to protecting rights and nothing more"
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Religion and the Constitution
Discusses the implications of the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Newdow v. United States Congress challenging the constitutionality of the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance (added in 1954)
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Articles Crony-in-Chief: Donald Trump epitomizes Ayn Rand's "Aristocracy of Pull"
Examines the issues of "cronyism" or "pull-peddling", suggesting --as Ayn Rand did-- that the solution is "to limit government strictly to protecting rights and nothing more"
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Articles Milton Friedman at 90
Recounts some of Sowell's experiences as Friedman's student and later as friend and admirer
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Crony-in-Chief: Donald Trump epitomizes Ayn Rand's "Aristocracy of Pull"
Examines the issues of "cronyism" or "pull-peddling", suggesting --as Ayn Rand did-- that the solution is "to limit government strictly to protecting rights and nothing more"
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles Crony-in-Chief: Donald Trump epitomizes Ayn Rand's "Aristocracy of Pull"
Examines the issues of "cronyism" or "pull-peddling", suggesting --as Ayn Rand did-- that the solution is "to limit government strictly to protecting rights and nothing more"
 
Topic:  Hodgskin, Thomas Nineteenth century British economics writer, critic of "capitalism"
Upd   Books Authored The Natural and Artificial Right of Property Contrasted
Partial contents: The Natural Right of Property - The Legal Right of Property - On the Right of Property in Land - The Legal Right of Property is Undergoing Subversion by the Natural Right of Property - The Law-maker does not Establish Rights
 
Topic:  Liberty, Moral Freedom to engage in acts injurious to one's self or one's property
Upd   Videos Liberty & Virtue
Explains why virtuous behaviour presupposes freely taken or uncoerced decisions
 
Topic:  Licensing, Occupational Laws and regulations that limit entry into or continued exercise of a particular occupation
Upd   Articles Crony-in-Chief: Donald Trump epitomizes Ayn Rand's "Aristocracy of Pull"
Examines the issues of "cronyism" or "pull-peddling", suggesting --as Ayn Rand did-- that the solution is "to limit government strictly to protecting rights and nothing more"
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
New   Articles Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Summarizes highlights of the 1956 presidential race, thanking Adlai Stevenson for calling for an end to the draft and nuclear weapons tests, and various proposals about repealing the income tax
 
Topic:  Molinari, Gustave de 19th century Belgian/French economist, considered the originator of market-anarchism
Upd   Web Pages Gustave de Molinari - Online Library of Liberty
Includes photo, short biography and links to various editions of his writings and to selected quotations
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Books The Natural and Artificial Right of Property Contrasted
Partial contents: The Natural Right of Property - The Legal Right of Property - On the Right of Property in Land - The Legal Right of Property is Undergoing Subversion by the Natural Right of Property - The Law-maker does not Establish Rights
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Crony-in-Chief: Donald Trump epitomizes Ayn Rand's "Aristocracy of Pull"
Examines the issues of "cronyism" or "pull-peddling", suggesting --as Ayn Rand did-- that the solution is "to limit government strictly to protecting rights and nothing more"
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles Religion and the Constitution
Discusses the implications of the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Newdow v. United States Congress challenging the constitutionality of the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance (added in 1954)
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
New   Writings Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Summarizes highlights of the 1956 presidential race, thanking Adlai Stevenson for calling for an end to the draft and nuclear weapons tests, and various proposals about repealing the income tax
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Writings Religion and the Constitution
Discusses the implications of the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Newdow v. United States Congress challenging the constitutionality of the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance (added in 1954)
Upd     Milton Friedman at 90
Recounts some of Sowell's experiences as Friedman's student and later as friend and admirer
Upd     Roasting Walter Williams
Recounts how Sowell first met Williams, discovering they thought along similar lines, providing other factual and anecdotal information on Williams since that meeting
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
New   Articles Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Summarizes highlights of the 1956 presidential race, thanking Adlai Stevenson for calling for an end to the draft and nuclear weapons tests, and various proposals about repealing the income tax
Upd     Crony-in-Chief: Donald Trump epitomizes Ayn Rand's "Aristocracy of Pull"
Examines the issues of "cronyism" or "pull-peddling", suggesting --as Ayn Rand did-- that the solution is "to limit government strictly to protecting rights and nothing more"
 
Topic:  Williams, Walter E. Professor of Economics, author, syndicated columnist
Upd   Articles Roasting Walter Williams
Recounts how Sowell first met Williams, discovering they thought along similar lines, providing other factual and anecdotal information on Williams since that meeting
 
15 Nov 2018
Topic:  Baseball America's favorite pastime
Upd   Articles Pete vs. Joe
Counters the argument of those in favor of admitting Pete Rose to the Baseball Hall of Fame by relating the story of Shoeless Joe Jackson and discussing the results of permissiveness
Upd     McGwire, Maris and the Babe
Compares Mark McGwire to Roger Maris and Babe Ruth and concludes that the latter was "the greatest ballplayer that ever lived"
Upd     Barry and the Babe
Explains what is a slugging average, the significance of it being over .800 and compares the records of Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and others
Upd     Joe DiMaggio — icon of an era
In memoriam for "Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio, reviewing many of his accomplishments and being grateful that "the fine qualities he represented as a man have not all 'left and gone away'" (as in The Sound of Silence)
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Pete vs. Joe
Counters the argument of those in favor of admitting Pete Rose to the Baseball Hall of Fame by relating the story of Shoeless Joe Jackson and discussing the results of permissiveness
 
Upd Topic:  Freeman, The Weekly magazine originated by Albert Jay Nock, published between 1920 and 1924
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   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
Upd   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"
 
Upd Topic:  New Individualist Review Quarterly journal founded and edited (for its first six years) by Ralph Raico, published between 1961 and 1968
 
Upd Topic:  Objectivist, The Newsletter created by Ayn Rand (as The Objectivist Newsletter) in 1962 and edited by herself and Nathaniel Branden (until 1968)
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   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
Upd   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:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Writings Pete vs. Joe
Counters the argument of those in favor of admitting Pete Rose to the Baseball Hall of Fame by relating the story of Shoeless Joe Jackson and discussing the results of permissiveness
Upd     McGwire, Maris and the Babe
Compares Mark McGwire to Roger Maris and Babe Ruth and concludes that the latter was "the greatest ballplayer that ever lived"
Upd     Barry and the Babe
Explains what is a slugging average, the significance of it being over .800 and compares the records of Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and others
Upd     Joe DiMaggio — icon of an era
In memoriam for "Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio, reviewing many of his accomplishments and being grateful that "the fine qualities he represented as a man have not all 'left and gone away'" (as in The Sound of Silence)
 
Topic:  Trial by Jury, Right to Guarantees in criminal and civil cases
Upd   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"
 
14 Nov 2018
Topic:  Africa Second largest continent, population about 1.1 billion.
Upd   Articles Clinton in Africa
Crititcizes Bill Clinton for his "apology for slavery" and suggests he was playing the "race card ... to escape the consequences of his own actions"
 
Upd 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 Topic:  analysis Monthly broadsheet published by Frank Chodorov between 1944 and 1951
 
Upd Topic:  Books Significant written expositions of freedom and other concepts
 
Topic:  Clinton, Bill Forty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Clinton in Africa
Crititcizes Bill Clinton for his "apology for slavery" and suggests he was playing the "race card ... to escape the consequences of his own actions"
 
Upd Topic:  Declaration of Independence, United States The document that formed the United States of America
 
Upd Topic:  Documents Milestone records and writings in the history of freedom
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The lessons of Indonesia
Highlights the plight of Chinese minorities in the 1998 Indonesian riots (that led to the fall of Suharto) and blames both Suharto's regime and the IMF bailout for the economic crisis leading to the riots
 
Upd Topic:  Films Moving pictures representing fictional or real-life events
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Biography Milton Friedman - Biographical: Nobelprize.org
Autobiography, originally written in 1976 for the Nobel award, published in 1992 in Nobel Lectures in Economic Sciences: 1969-1980; selection is from a May 2005 addendum
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Bundling and unbundling
Argues that the government should not be telling Microsoft (or any other company) what it can or cannot bundle in one of its software products or otherwise interfere in private transactions, except for holding sellers responsible for what they sell
 
Topic:  Hutcheson, Francis 18th century Irish philosopher
Upd   Web Pages Francis Hutcheson - Online Library of Liberty
Includes portrait, short profile and links to versions of Hutcheson's works and to selected quotations
 
Topic:  Indonesia Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1959 by the Republik Indonesia
Upd   Articles The lessons of Indonesia
Highlights the plight of Chinese minorities in the 1998 Indonesian riots (that led to the fall of Suharto) and blames both Suharto's regime and the IMF bailout for the economic crisis leading to the riots
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles Clinton in Africa
Crititcizes Bill Clinton for his "apology for slavery" and suggests he was playing the "race card ... to escape the consequences of his own actions"
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Articles Bad Teachers
Review of the 1998 book Bad Teachers: The Essential Guide for Concerned Parents by Guy Strickland, a former teacher and principal turned education consultant
 
Upd Topic:  Libertarian Forum, The Newsletter edited by Murray Rothbard, published between 1 Mar 1969 and Dec 1984
 
Upd Topic:  Periodicals Publications issued at regular intervals, such as magazines and journals
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Writings Bundling and unbundling
Argues that the government should not be telling Microsoft (or any other company) what it can or cannot bundle in one of its software products or otherwise interfere in private transactions, except for holding sellers responsible for what they sell
Upd     Clinton in Africa
Crititcizes Bill Clinton for his "apology for slavery" and suggests he was playing the "race card ... to escape the consequences of his own actions"
Upd     Bad Teachers
Review of the 1998 book Bad Teachers: The Essential Guide for Concerned Parents by Guy Strickland, a former teacher and principal turned education consultant
Upd     The lessons of Indonesia
Highlights the plight of Chinese minorities in the 1998 Indonesian riots (that led to the fall of Suharto) and blames both Suharto's regime and the IMF bailout for the economic crisis leading to the riots
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Bundling and unbundling
Argues that the government should not be telling Microsoft (or any other company) what it can or cannot bundle in one of its software products or otherwise interfere in private transactions, except for holding sellers responsible for what they sell
 
Upd Topic:  Why We Fight 2005 documentary, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival
 
Upd Topic:  Works Written, aural and visual compositions by writers and other artists
 
13 Nov 2018
Topic:  Buchanan, James M. 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Awards Received 1986 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes press release, short profile, photograph and award ceremony speech
 
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles Vindication
Compares the vilification of Larry Elder and other "black conservatives" to the similar tribulations and eventual vindication of Billy Mitchell, criticizing "race hustlers" for emphasizing 1960's problems rather than dealing with today's issues
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
Upd   Articles Julian Simon, combatant in a 200-year war
Memorial essay, pointing out that Simon's death occurred near the 200th anniversary of Thomas Malthus' Essay on the Principle of Population
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Awards Received 1976 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes autobiography, prize lecture and banquet speech
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Awards Received 1974 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes curriculum vitae, prize lecture and banquet speech
 
Topic:  Self-Esteem Confidence and respect in oneself
Upd   Articles The Wrong Filter
Discusses the state of the American public education system, pointing a finger at the National Education Association's political influence and the "incredibly bad courses in education" at the college level
 
Topic:  Simon, Julian Professor of Business Administration, author
Upd   Articles Julian Simon, combatant in a 200-year war
Memorial essay, pointing out that Simon's death occurred near the 200th anniversary of Thomas Malthus' Essay on the Principle of Population
 
Topic:  Smith, Vernon L. 2002 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Awards Received 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Includes prize lecture, banquet speech and video interview
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Writings Julian Simon, combatant in a 200-year war
Memorial essay, pointing out that Simon's death occurred near the 200th anniversary of Thomas Malthus' Essay on the Principle of Population
Upd     The Wrong Filter
Discusses the state of the American public education system, pointing a finger at the National Education Association's political influence and the "incredibly bad courses in education" at the college level
Upd     Vindication
Compares the vilification of Larry Elder and other "black conservatives" to the similar tribulations and eventual vindication of Billy Mitchell, criticizing "race hustlers" for emphasizing 1960's problems rather than dealing with today's issues
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
Upd   Articles Vindication
Compares the vilification of Larry Elder and other "black conservatives" to the similar tribulations and eventual vindication of Billy Mitchell, criticizing "race hustlers" for emphasizing 1960's problems rather than dealing with today's issues
 
12 Nov 2018
Topic:  Adams, Samuel American revolutionary leader, organizer of the Boston Tea Party
Upd   Biography Sam Adams
The American Revolution Home Page
 
Upd Topic:  Africa, Central Regions in the middle of the African continent
 
Upd Topic:  Africa, East Eastermost regions of Africa
 
Upd Topic:  Africa, North Northernmost region of Africa
 
Upd Topic:  Africa, Southern Southernmost region of Africa
 
Upd Topic:  Africa, West Area of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea
 
Upd Topic:  America, Central Isthmus joining North and South America
 
Upd Topic:  Andean states Regions of northern South America along the Andes mountains
 
Topic:  Bentham, Jeremy 18th/19th century English philosopher and legal scholar, an early proponent of utilitarianism
Upd   Articles Sowell and Spying
Criticizes Sowell for his 7 Feb 2006 column titled "Point of no return" in which he defended the George W. Bush administration's warrantless domestic phone surveillance program on utilitarian grounds
 
Topic:  Chapman, Steve Editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune and nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Archived Columns Chicago Tribune
Since March 2006
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles Book Review: The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Review of The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell, 1999
 
Upd Topic:  Europe, Southern Regions of Europe bordering the Mediterranean Sea
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Sowell and Spying
Criticizes Sowell for his 7 Feb 2006 column titled "Point of no return" in which he defended the George W. Bush administration's warrantless domestic phone surveillance program on utilitarian grounds
 
Upd Topic:  Indian Ocean Third largest ocean, extending between Africa and Australia
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles Book Review: The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Review of The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell, 1999
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
New   Articles Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Recounts the activist efforts surrounding passage of the Alaska Mental Healh Enabling Act, then expresses hope that Khrushchev's speech on the cult of Stalin may signal the "crackup" of the Soviet empire
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
New   Writings Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Recounts the activist efforts surrounding passage of the Alaska Mental Healh Enabling Act, then expresses hope that Khrushchev's speech on the cult of Stalin may signal the "crackup" of the Soviet empire
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
New   Articles Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Recounts the activist efforts surrounding passage of the Alaska Mental Healh Enabling Act, then expresses hope that Khrushchev's speech on the cult of Stalin may signal the "crackup" of the Soviet empire
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Book Review: The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Review of The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell, 1999
 
Upd Topic:  Southern Cone Southernmost regions of South America, below the Tropic of Capricorn
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Articles Book Review: The Quest for Cosmic Justice
Review of The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell, 1999
Upd     Sowell and Spying
Criticizes Sowell for his 7 Feb 2006 column titled "Point of no return" in which he defended the George W. Bush administration's warrantless domestic phone surveillance program on utilitarian grounds