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America’s Libertarian Moment?

America’s Libertarian Moment?

I think libertarianism is the philosophy that best reflects human decency, but I sometimes wonder why libertarians aren’t more persuasive and why there aren’t any libertarian societies. However, maybe there’s a light at the… Read more »

Libertarianism and Human Decency

Libertarianism and Human Decency

Some people confuse being libertarian with being libertine. I’m sometimes asked, for instance, if I’m a libertarian because I want to smoke pot or do other drugs. I respond that… Read more »

A Gun Graphic that Will Depress Your Leftist Friends

A Gun Graphic that Will Depress Your Leftist Friends

It’s easy to get discouraged if you believe in small government and individual liberty. It seems that the burden of the public sector is always expanding and that politicians and bureaucrats are… Read more »

Law Enforcement Resources Should Be Used to Protect against Real Crimes

Law Enforcement Resources Should Be Used to Protect against Real Crimes

I’m a very straight-laced guy. Some would even say boring. I’ve never done drugs, for instance. But not because they’re illegal. I’ve never done drugs for the reason that I’ve… Read more »

Even John McCain Is Having Second Thoughts about the Wisdom of Drug Prohibition

Even John McCain Is Having Second Thoughts about the Wisdom of Drug Prohibition

What do John Stossel, Mona Charen, Gary Johnson, Pat Robertson, Cory Booker, and Richard Branson all have in common? And let’s add voters from the states of Colorado and Washington… Read more »

The Chilean Miracle Shows that Economic Liberty is the Best Way of Helping Ordinary People

The Chilean Miracle Shows that Economic Liberty is the Best Way of Helping Ordinary People

I’m in Vienna, Austria, for the annual European Resource Bank meeting. I had the pleasure last night of listening to Jose Pinera speak about economic reform in Chile, particularly the… Read more »

Paternalists Are Right…and Wrong

Paternalists Are Right…and Wrong

Whether they’re banning bake sales, federalizing school lunch menus, or criminalizing Big Gulps, the nanny-staters feel they have some special wisdom that gives them the right to tell other people… Read more »

The United States Ranks 7th in Comprehensive New “Freedom Index”

The United States Ranks 7th in Comprehensive New “Freedom Index”

I’ve always been a big fan of Economic Freedom of the World because it provides a balanced and neutral measure of which nations do best in providing free markets and… Read more »

The “Essential” Role of Tax Havens

The “Essential” Role of Tax Havens

Since one of my main priorities is to defend tax competition and tax havens, I’m always delighted to see others jump in the fight to defend fiscal sovereignty. Especially when… Read more »

Majoritarianism Is Not Compatible with Individual Rights

Majoritarianism Is Not Compatible with Individual Rights

Thomas Sowell, George Will, and Walter Williams have all explained that the Constitution imposes strict limits on the powers of the federal government. This means, for all intents and purposes,… Read more »