Radical Academy: Root Principles & Common Sense

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...

5 Ideas at the Heart of Socialism

LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN The good news is that more millennials are skeptical of economic intervention than trust the government to improve anything. The...

Undermining The Foundations of Individual Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 2 BY CLARENCE CARSON Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, 01 June 1962 The ideas which would, in time,...

Democrazy: Venezuala Needs a Military Coup

BY SELWYN DUKE With Venezuela spinning out of control, it’s said that U.S. officials fear a military coup. We ought to ask “Why?” Democracy on the...

The Activity of God—Jonathan Dolhenty

(Note: The following is a presentation of the classical Thomistic doctrine of philosophical theology for those who are unacquainted with it. Knowledge of the...

Bernie the Bigot?

BY MARK HENDRICKSON I abhor the name calling that degrades our political discourse, especially in election years; hence, the question mark in the title. I...

Is the Federal Minimum Wage Unconstitutional?

BY MARK HENDRICKSON It’s a familiar political scenario: Behind the fig leaf of compassion and fairness, progressives and the union-dominated Democratic Party want the federal...

The Nature of God, by Jonathan Dolhenty

(Note: The following is a presentation of the classical Thomistic doctrine of philosophical theology for those who are unacquainted with it. Knowledge of the...

Constitutional Convention: May 14, 25, 1787

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS James Madison's Notes: Federal Convention of 1787 May 14, 25, 1787   Monday May 14th 1787 was the day fixed for the meeting...

The Existence of God—Jonathan Dolhenty

(Note: The following is a presentation of the classical Thomistic doctrine of philosophical theology for those who are unacquainted with it. Knowledge of the...

Is Trump the First “European-conservative” American Presidential Candidate?

BY SELWYN DUKE Ever since Donald Trump’s rise to 2016-contender prominence, the rap on him, and perhaps part of his broad appeal, has been...

The Fed’s Lack of Appreciation for the Healing Power of Markets

DANIEL L. THORNTON, CATO INSTITUTE In my recent Cato Institute policy analysis, “Requiem for QE,” I analyze the transcripts of the 2008 and 2009 Federal...

The ‘Phishing For Phools’ Book That Should Have Been Written

BY MARK HENDRICKSON “Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception,” is a trivial work from two bright, kindly, likable scholars, Nobel Prize-winning economists,...

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...

Today’s Progressives Want To Take Us Back To The 16th Century

BY MARK HENDRICKSON Life in the 16th century was bleak. Unless you were lucky enough to have been born into the sliver of the population...

Restraints Upon Foreign Imports Of Goods Produced At Home

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776 2013 - 2015 Internet Edition (with occasional explanatory notes) by...

How Many People Can Planet Earth Sustain?

Why the 'Population Bomb' is a Dud ROBERT P. MURPHY, THE FREEMAN Asked whether or not the growing world population will be a major problem, 59%...

Federalist Papers No. 85: Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, August 13, Saturday, August 16, 1788 Brief Summary of Arguments For and Against the Proposed Constitution with a focus on...

On Freedom and Order

BY LEONARD E. READ, THE FREEMAN Originally published by The Freeman: Ideas On Liberty, January 1965 My purpose in this essay is to throw some light...

Law Defined—Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, NOAH WEBSTER 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language LAW, noun 1. A rule, particularly an established or permanent rule, prescribed by...

Law Defined—Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, NOAH WEBSTER 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language LAW, noun 1. A rule, particularly an established or permanent rule, prescribed by...

Is the majority ALWAYS right?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership ... where two measures are equally right, it is a duty to the people to adopt that one which is most agreeable...

Federalist Papers No. 84, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER: MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, July 16, Saturday, July 26, Saturday, August 9, 1788 Certain General and Miscellaneous Objections to the Constitution Considered and Answered to...

MA Convention, 19 Jan. 1788, Powers of the Senate discussed

The Debates In The Several State Conventions On The Adoption Of The Federal Constitution, by Jonathan Elliot In Convention at Boston, Massachusetts, Jan. 19, 1788 SATURDAY,...

Mortimer Adler: On Anarchy

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER What most people have in mind when they use the word "anarchist" is the image of a bomb-throwing revolutionist. They do...

Federalist Papers. No. 83, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Saturday, July 5, Wednesday, July 9, Saturday July 12, 1788 Judiciary in relation to trial by jury, interpreting written law of...

Jonathan Swift—Essay upon the Art of Political Lying

Commentary In 1710, Jonathan Swift writes an essay for The Examiner. Besides, as the vilest writer has his readers, so the greatest liar has his believers;...

The Gig Economy Makes Karl Marx’s Dreams Come True

And It's All Capitalism's Doing MAX BORDERS, THE FREEMAN When Joe Average steps out of his car after completing his shift for Lyft, he does so...

Federalist Papers No. 82, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, July 2, 1788 The Judiciary Continued THE erection of a new government, whatever care or wisdom may distinguish the work, cannot...

The Need to Balance the Budget and Reduce Federal Debt

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Committee on the Budget United States House of Representatives Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank you for inviting me to testify....