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Leonard E. Read on Why Means Matter More Than Ends

GARY M. GALLES, FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION History has produced an almost endless supply of those who would remake society into the utopia they imagine....

The Growing Assault on Private Property Are Single-Family Homes “Racist?”

BY TOM DEWEESE One of the main indicators used by economists to measure the health of the nation’s economy is housing starts – the number...

Congress, Trump and Governor Eviscerate the Bill of Rights

BY BOB BARR On a daily basis, government officials at all levels make decisions and take steps that are, to put it mildly, without basis...

Socialism: The Dangerous Remedy of Crafty Agitators – Pope Leo XIII

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 19TH CENTURY SERMONS 1891 As to proposed remedies to the "misery and wretchedness pressing so unjustly on the majority of the working class"...

Of Virtue and Morality, by Clarence Carson

THE AMERICAN TRADITION: CLARENCE CARSON Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date 01 March 1964 Writers in the twentieth century have often entertained them­selves (and presumably their...

A New Symbol Has Been Cast: People, Property, Liberty

BY TOM DEWEESE Time to Treat Property Owners like OWNERS! The American way of life, based on a strong middle class established through free enterprise and...

Moses Mather On Free Agency

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS, MOSES MATHER 1775 Free agency, or a rational existence, with its powers and faculties, and freedom of enjoying and exercising...

Ownership Must Be Tempered by Sharing

LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 16 Progressives have a problem with ownership, especially when it’s yours. The very notion seems to conjure...

Taking the Agenda 21 Fight to the Maine State Legislature

Special Report BY TOM DEWEESE Introductory Remarks from Tom DeWeese to Our Readers Recently I was invited to address the state legislature of Maine to discuss Agenda...

Exploring The National Parks

JOHN C. SPARKS, THE FREEMAN Editor's Note: First Appeared in The Freeman: Ideas On Liberty, December 1964 The past half-century has seen in America far more...

The More Complex the Society, the More Government Control We Need

LEONARD E. READ, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 4 Argued a college president at a recent seminar: “Your free market, private property, limited government theories...

Capital, Capitalists and Capitalism, Part 3

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Read Part 1, Part 2 Capitalism. “The economic system in which all or most of the means of production and distribution…are privately...

Protecting Property – The Very Purpose of Our Republic

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Publishers Note: An earlier version of this essay was published on July 17, 2001 at NewsMax.com & elsewhere on the...

Once Again, Pope Francis

ALBERTO BENEGAS LYNCH, JR., CATO INSTITUTE This is not the first time I’ve commented on the socioeconomic ideas of the current Pontiff of the Catholic...

In Defense of the Tea Party

BY TOM DEWEESE Just a few years ago some American citizens came together to demand change. They were fed up with decades of out of...

Sennholz: On Private Property and Economic Power

BY HANS SENNHOLZ Play it Again Sam! The Freeman, 01 Jan 1961 In their denunciation of our social order the socialists usually follow two patterns of attack....

Federal Land Seizure Act Resuscitating Itself from the Dead

SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA “Looks like GOA defeated Goliath. Nice work.” GOA warned you earlier this month about S. 3525, the Federal Land Seizure...

The Pilgrims Were Thankful They Abandoned Communism

THANKSGIVING, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we should examine what lessons can be learned from the first Thanksgiving celebration. One little...

Donald Shoup Takes San Francisco

Sandy Ikeda, The Freeman Every so often during his tenure as mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has tried to push through congestion pricing, in...

Useful Idiots

By Jack Kerwick The Occupy Wall Street movement appears to be growing.  And it is growing ever more disruptive. From the losses suffered by many a...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 14: George Clinton

Extent of Territory Under Consolidated Government. Too Large to Preserve Liberty or Protect Property? George Clinton, October 25, 1787 George Clinton, Governor of New York, was...

IJ Challenges “Policing for Profit” in Massachusetts

Liberty Alerts, Institute for Justice For two years, Massachusetts small business owner Russ Caswell has suffered through an American nightmare. Russ and his family have owned...

Eminent Domain: The Movie

Liberty Alerts, Institute for Justice Anti-eminent domain heroine Susette Kelo will soon join the likes of Erin Brockovich and Norma Rae in seeing her real-world...

The Constitution is Not What it Used to Be

By Henry Lamb When James Madison wrote “…nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation” into the Constitution, he really meant...

Major Lawsuit Filed Today Seeks to Shine Light On Georgia Law

Georgia has some of the worst civil forfeiture laws and practices in the country.

Parental Divorce the Major Predictor of an Early Death

By Bryan Fischer According to a new book, "The Longevity Project," parental divorce during childhood is the single strongest predictor of early death ...

New Year’s Resolutions for State Legislators

Here are some New Year's Resolutions for laws they should consider passing in 2011.

Minnesota Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Important Property Rights Case

Liberty Alerts, Institute for Justice Red Wing, Minn.—On Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, the Minnesota Supreme Court agreed to hear an important property rights case...

Texas Police & Prosecutors Cashing In on Seized Property

Imagine having your cash, car or home seized by police without ever being convicted of a crime. For people living in Texas, this nightmare is increasingly common, according to a new report.

Samuel Adams—T.Z. (January 9, 1769)

What "is the great charter of nature upon which Magna Charta itself is founded"? "No man can take anothers property from him without his consent." - Sam Adams