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Why Would a Libertarian Want School Choice? Suppose Canned Peaches…

NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE Peter Greene, an affable defender of public schooling and critic of most things “reformy,” is nonplussed: How could libertarians argue that religious...

Talking Tax Reform with Nick Gillespie

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Last week I sat down to talk tax reform with Nick Gillespie, the editor-in-chief of Reason.com and an all-around guru of...

Republicans Take a Knee in the First Quarter

BY BOB BARR With college football booting up for another season this weekend, many are hoping to head back to their alma mater for some...

Patriotism And Freedom: A Libertarian Defence of National Sovereignty

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Editor's Note: The following essay previously appeared in our predecessor publication "The Moral Liberal" on August 8, 2016. With the formal...

Patriotism and Freedom

A libertarian defence of national sovereignty BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Three quarters of a century ago, when Britain was fighting for her life and the freedom...

Socialism is War and War is Socialism

STEVEN HORWITZ, THE FREEMAN " planning does not accidentally deteriorate into the militarization of the economy; it is the militarization of the economy.… When the...

Of Green Lipstick and Presidential Ham

BY BOB BARR There was a time, not so long ago, when interviewing the President of the United States was considered the pinnacle of a...

The Real “DarkNet”

Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Fusion Centers BY BOB BARR Earlier this month, I wrote about a case out of Maryland involving a Florida resident...

Congress Gives Uncle Same “ESP” – Enhanced Surveillance Powers

BY BOB BARR In 1964, Ayn Rand wrote that American society was quickly heading toward what she called “the stage of ultimate inversion,” in...

The Washington Post On Dodd-Frank’s Conflict Minerals Fiasco

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Economic sanctions, when they have an effect at all, tend to inflict misery on a targeted region’s civilian populace and often...

India Tosses out the WTO’s Agricultural Subsidy Disciplines

DANIEL R. PEARSON, CATO INSTITUTE The World Trade Organization (WTO) seems on the verge of approving an agreement with India to allow the Trade Facilitation...

Why Ending FEMA Will Improve Disaster Response

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Under the U.S. Constitution, the powers delegated to the federal government are “few and defined,” as James Madison noted in Federalist...

Keep Them Down, Keep Them Dependent

ISAAC M. MOREHOUSE, THE FREEMAN Let’s face it. I’m not that young anymore. I’m also not poor anymore, and I live a comfortable middle-class American...

Sneakerheads

Some teens are trading shoes and learning something in the process JASON KELLY, THE FREEMAN When you think about the ways most teenagers spend their free...

Switzerland Points Way to Fully Homogenized Society

BY BOB BARR Walking the streets of Zurich, Switzerland, one might stumble upon the following ad for an apartment: “1BR/1BA: No smoking, drinking, loud music,...

Senators Forced to Play “Frankenstein” with Privacy Monster They Created

BY BOB BARR In the iconic, early-nineteenth century horror novel, Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, obsessed with the science of life, creates a monster out of...

Free the Poor

Does economic freedom alleviate poverty? JULIAN ADORNEY, THE FREEMAN 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, and many claim that President Johnson’s program has...

The Tyranny of Good Intentions

BY DOUG BANDOW, THE FREEMAN If logic decided policy in Washington, federal spending would be low, the budget would be balanced, the benefits of regulations...

For The Sake Of Our Constitution, Holder Must Go

BY BOB BARR As Lewis Carroll reminded us in 1872, “The time has come, the walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes –...

Why Us and Not Them?

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3, Part 4) The study of economics poses many great questions. But there’s one question in particular –...

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Why don’t these black lives matter?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Child labor, human rights abuses and deaths are routinely ignored by Greens and Democrats~ Marathon Petroleum recently announced it will “indefinitely idle” its...

A Temple Experience

BY T.F. STERN My friend David Nell asked if I’d share an experience regarding the Temple, something that could be described as a life altering...

This Old Rocking Chair

BY T.F. STERN When my parents were starting out as a family I remember them having a beautiful black Hitchcock Rocking Chair with its traditional...

Food Security in a Post-Covid World

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~European Conservatives and Reformists Party hosts another ‘Europe Debates’ webinar~ US-EU trade talks are already stalled over agriculture issues. And yet the European...