28 Jun 2017
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
New   Articles The Right to Life Equals the Right to Possess Firearms
Discusses U.S. legislation or proposals to restrict, register, license or ban gun ownership, countering that these controls go against the basic right of self-defense, itself a corollary of the right to life
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
New   Articles The Right to Life Equals the Right to Possess Firearms
Discusses U.S. legislation or proposals to restrict, register, license or ban gun ownership, countering that these controls go against the basic right of self-defense, itself a corollary of the right to life
 
Topic:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
New   Articles The Right to Life Equals the Right to Possess Firearms
Discusses U.S. legislation or proposals to restrict, register, license or ban gun ownership, countering that these controls go against the basic right of self-defense, itself a corollary of the right to life
 
Topic:  Lane, Rose Wilder American journalist, author of The Discovery of Freedom
New   Web Pages Freedom Fighters » Rose Wilder Lane
Quotation and links to selected online resources by and about Rose Wilder Lane
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of the Future of Freedom journal
New   Writings The Right to Life Equals the Right to Possess Firearms
Discusses U.S. legislation or proposals to restrict, register, license or ban gun ownership, countering that these controls go against the basic right of self-defense, itself a corollary of the right to life
 
23 Jun 2017
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
New   Articles Revisiting a Libertarian Classic: Nock's Our Enemy, the State
Examines some of the major themes of Nock's Our Enemy, the State
 
Topic:  George, Henry Nineteenth century American self-taught economist, author of Progress and Poverty
New   Articles Revisiting a Libertarian Classic: Nock's Our Enemy, the State
Examines some of the major themes of Nock's Our Enemy, the State
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
New   Articles Revisiting a Libertarian Classic: Nock's Our Enemy, the State
Examines some of the major themes of Nock's Our Enemy, the State
 
Topic:  Molinari, Gustave de 19th century Belgian/French economist, considered the originator of market-anarchism
New   Web Pages Freedom Fighters » Gustave de Molinari
Quotation and links to selected online resources by and about Molinari
 
Topic:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
New   Articles Revisiting a Libertarian Classic: Nock's Our Enemy, the State
Examines some of the major themes of Nock's Our Enemy, the State
 
Topic:  Oppenheimer, Franz German sociologist and economist, author of The State
New   Articles Revisiting a Libertarian Classic: Nock's Our Enemy, the State
Examines some of the major themes of Nock's Our Enemy, the State
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of the Future of Freedom journal
New   Writings Revisiting a Libertarian Classic: Nock's Our Enemy, the State
Examines some of the major themes of Nock's Our Enemy, the State
 
Topic:  Stossel, John Host of "Stossel" show on Fox Business channel and former ABC News correspondent for the "20/20" newsmagazine
Upd   Interviews Into it: John Stossel
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
New   Articles Revisiting a Libertarian Classic: Nock's Our Enemy, the State
Examines some of the major themes of Nock's Our Enemy, the State
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
New   Articles Revisiting a Libertarian Classic: Nock's Our Enemy, the State
Examines some of the major themes of Nock's Our Enemy, the State
 
22 Jun 2017
Topic:  Anderson, Poul American science fiction author, winner of several Prometheus Awards
New   Articles Vonnegut, Heinlein, Kipling, and Others Battle It Out for a Libertarian Award
Discusses the LFS Hall of Fame awards and lists the 2017 finalists with brief descriptions of each
 
Topic:  Association of Libertarian Feminists Libertarian alternative to aspects of women's movement that discourage independence and individuality
New   Articles Libertarian Feminists Ask Facebook to #FreeTheNipple
Discusses the effort by ALF members to convince Facebook to change its policies regarding images of female nipples
 
Topic:  Atlas Network Helps to develop a network of worldwide market-oriented think tanks
New   Articles The Morality of Profit
Announces an initiative from the Atlas Network and the John Templeton Foundation, includes short video by the Atlas Network
 
Topic:  Future of Freedom Foundation Advances libertarian philosophy
New   Articles Up from Serfdom
Response to criticism by David Boaz on "Up From Slavery" to Hornberger's "Liberal Delusions about Freedom"
 
Topic:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
New   Articles Vonnegut, Heinlein, Kipling, and Others Battle It Out for a Libertarian Award
Discusses the LFS Hall of Fame awards and lists the 2017 finalists with brief descriptions of each
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob G. President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
New   Writings Up from Serfdom
Response to criticism by David Boaz on "Up From Slavery" to Hornberger's "Liberal Delusions about Freedom"
 
Topic:  Libertarian Futurist Society Organization for fans of libertarian science fiction
New   Articles Vonnegut, Heinlein, Kipling, and Others Battle It Out for a Libertarian Award
Discusses the LFS Hall of Fame awards and lists the 2017 finalists with brief descriptions of each
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
New   Articles Up from Serfdom
Response to criticism by David Boaz on "Up From Slavery" to Hornberger's "Liberal Delusions about Freedom"
 
Topic:  Vinge, Vernor American science fiction writer, winner of the 2000 and 1987 Prometheus Awards
New   Articles Vonnegut, Heinlein, Kipling, and Others Battle It Out for a Libertarian Award
Discusses the LFS Hall of Fame awards and lists the 2017 finalists with brief descriptions of each
 
Topic:  Walker, Jesse Managing editor of Reason magazine
New   Writings Vonnegut, Heinlein, Kipling, and Others Battle It Out for a Libertarian Award
Discusses the LFS Hall of Fame awards and lists the 2017 finalists with brief descriptions of each
 
21 Jun 2017
Topic:  Institute for Humane Studies Assists graduate and undergraduate students interested in individual liberty
New   Articles Pressing Freedom
Brief announcement about how the IHS was helping to spread free market information among former Soviet-influenced countries
 
Topic:  Institute for Justice Libertarian public interest law firm
New   Articles Arizona Makes It Tougher for Police to Seize People's Money and Stuff for Themselves
Discusses a civil asset forfeiture reform law signed by Arizona's governor
 
Topic:  Searches, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
New   Articles Arizona Makes It Tougher for Police to Seize People's Money and Stuff for Themselves
Discusses a civil asset forfeiture reform law signed by Arizona's governor
 
20 Jun 2017
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
New   Articles Spotlight: Founding Father
Brief profile of Leonard Read, his accomplishments, his influence and his outlook for the future of liberty
 
Topic:  Konkin, Samuel Edward, III Proponent of agorism and author of the New Libertarian Manifesto
New   Writings On Political Activism
Letter to the editor, criticising John Hospers' view that running for political office as part of the Libertarian Party is "the quickest way of getting libertarian ideas known to millions"
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
New   Articles On Political Activism
Letter to the editor, criticising John Hospers' view that running for political office as part of the Libertarian Party is "the quickest way of getting libertarian ideas known to millions"
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
New   Articles On Political Activism
Letter to the editor, criticising John Hospers' view that running for political office as part of the Libertarian Party is "the quickest way of getting libertarian ideas known to millions"
 
Topic:  Machan, Tibor R. Professor of philosophy and business ethics, co-founder of Reason magazine
New   Articles Bob Poole Remembers Tibor Machan, A Fellow Founding Co-Editor of Reason Magazine
Memorial essay, highlighting Machan's life, his involvement with Reason and the Reason Foundation, and some of his writings
 
Topic:  Poole, Robert W., Jr. Founder of Reason Magazine and the Reason Foundation
New   Writings Bob Poole Remembers Tibor Machan, A Fellow Founding Co-Editor of Reason Magazine
Memorial essay, highlighting Machan's life, his involvement with Reason and the Reason Foundation, and some of his writings
 
Topic:  Read, Leonard E. Founder of The Foundation for Economic Education
New   Articles Spotlight: Founding Father
Brief profile of Leonard Read, his accomplishments, his influence and his outlook for the future of liberty
 
Topic:  Reason Foundation Promotes libertarian principles, including free markets, individual liberty, and the rule of law
New   Articles Bob Poole Remembers Tibor Machan, A Fellow Founding Co-Editor of Reason Magazine
Memorial essay, highlighting Machan's life, his involvement with Reason and the Reason Foundation, and some of his writings
 
19 Jun 2017
Topic:  Brin, David American science fiction writer, winner of several Nebula, Hugo and LOCUS Best Novel awards
Upd   Writings "Star Wars" despots vs. "Star Trek" populists: Why is George Lucas peddling an elitist, anti-democratic agenda under the guise of escapist fun?
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles "Anti-War" Poseurs: All Whine, No Spine
Criticises liberal Democratic politicians to stand up against the neoconservative arguments that eventually led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq
 
Topic:  Lucas, George American screenwriter and director, famous for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies
Upd   Articles "Star Wars" despots vs. "Star Trek" populists: Why is George Lucas peddling an elitist, anti-democratic agenda under the guise of escapist fun?
 
Topic:  Michael, Terry Founder and executive director of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism
Upd   Writings "Anti-War" Poseurs: All Whine, No Spine
Criticises liberal Democratic politicians to stand up against the neoconservative arguments that eventually led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq
 
Topic:  Moore, Carol Libertarian activist, speaker and writer
Upd   Web Sites Libertarians For Peace
 
Topic:  Walker, Johnny Guitarist and vocalist for the blues group Soledad Brothers
Upd   Articles Blues Brothers: Three guys from Detroit reference revolution and piece it together with blues and punk influences
 
16 Jun 2017
Topic:  Koch, David Executive VP of Koch Industries, 1980 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate
Upd   Biography Koch Industries' Newsroom - Koch Bios
 
Topic:  Walker, Jesse Managing editor of Reason magazine
New   Writings Live From Chapel Perilous: We're living in Robert Anton Wilson's world
Contrasts Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow and Wilson's (and Robert Shea's) Illuminatus! and argues that Wilson has had a much larger cultural influence than Pynchon
 
Topic:  Wilson, Robert Science fiction author, winner of the 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
New   Articles Live From Chapel Perilous: We're living in Robert Anton Wilson's world
Contrasts Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow and Wilson's (and Robert Shea's) Illuminatus! and argues that Wilson has had a much larger cultural influence than Pynchon
 
15 Jun 2017
Topic:  American Mercury American literary magazine founded by H. L. Mencken. which he edited during its first ten years
New   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Soul Behind the Sass
Review of the second edition of Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester
 
Topic:  Breggin, Peter R. Psychiatrist and author, founder of The International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology
Upd   Home Page Peter R. Breggin and Psychiatric Drug Facts
 
Topic:  Evolution The process of gradual transformation of living organisms over time
New   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Soul Behind the Sass
Review of the second edition of Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester
 
Topic:  Mencken, Henry Louis Journalist, author of The American Language
New   Articles H.L. Mencken: The Soul Behind the Sass
Review of the second edition of Disturber of the Peace: The Life of H.L. Mencken by William Manchester
 
Topic:  Walker, Jesse Managing editor of Reason magazine
New   Writings Illuminated Manuscripts: The legacy of Robert Anton Wilson
Short memorial essay, noting the paucity of attention to Wilson's death in the mainstream press contrasted to the multiple tributes on the internet
 
Topic:  Wilson, Robert Science fiction author, winner of the 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
New   Articles Illuminated Manuscripts: The legacy of Robert Anton Wilson
Short memorial essay, noting the paucity of attention to Wilson's death in the mainstream press contrasted to the multiple tributes on the internet
 
14 Jun 2017
Topic:  George, Henry Nineteenth century American self-taught economist, author of Progress and Poverty
New   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
New   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Thirty-second President of the United States
New   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
New   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
Topic:  Wilson, Woodrow Twenty-eighth President of the United States
New   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
13 Jun 2017
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Constitutional Crisis No One Seems To Understand
 
Topic:  Individual Liberty Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
New   Articles On Liberty & License
Discusses commentary by supposedly "conservative libertarians" on Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia and worries about "the amoralism of some of the libertarian movement"
 
Topic:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist
New   Articles On Liberty & License
Discusses commentary by supposedly "conservative libertarians" on Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia and worries about "the amoralism of some of the libertarian movement"
 
Topic:  Nozick, Robert Professor of philosophy, author of Anarchy, State, and Utopia
New   Articles On Liberty & License
Discusses commentary by supposedly "conservative libertarians" on Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia and worries about "the amoralism of some of the libertarian movement"
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
New   Articles On Liberty & License
Discusses commentary by supposedly "conservative libertarians" on Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia and worries about "the amoralism of some of the libertarian movement"
 
12 Jun 2017
Topic:  9/11 September 11, 2001 Attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Films Fahrenheit 9/11
Best Picture, 2004 Cannes Film Festival
 
Topic:  Badnarik, Michael Software engineer, 2004 Libertarian Presidential candidate
Upd   Biography Project Vote Smart - Mr. Badnarik - Biography
Includes links to issue positions (NPAT), public statements, etc.
 
Topic:  Harper, Floyd A. Economics professor, founder of the Institute for Humane Studies
Upd   Books Authored Liberty: A Path to Its Recovery
Partial contents: The Nature of Liberty - Forms of Liberty - Liberty and Charity - Government in a Liberal Society - Democracy and Liberty - Liberty and Peace - A Measure of Liberty - The Extent of Lost Liberty - Special Privilege - Recovering Liberty
 
Topic:  Larroquette, John B. Television actor, winner of Emmy awards for "Night Court"
Upd   Biography Biography.com - Larroquette, John
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Books Liberty: A Path to Its Recovery
Partial contents: The Nature of Liberty - Forms of Liberty - Liberty and Charity - Government in a Liberal Society - Democracy and Liberty - Liberty and Peace - A Measure of Liberty - The Extent of Lost Liberty - Special Privilege - Recovering Liberty
 
9 Jun 2017
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Latin America The Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray N. Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Say, Jean-Baptiste 18th-19th century French economist
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Schumpeter, Joseph Alois 20th century Austrian economist
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Stromberg, Joseph R. Historian, research fellow at The Independent Institute
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
8 Jun 2017
Topic:  Bright, John 19th century English Member of Parliament
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Cobden, Richard Nineteenth century British politician, leading proponent of free trade
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Flynn, John T. American journalist, author of The Roosevelt Myth
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Garrett, Garet Financial writer for the Saturday Evening Post
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Liggio, Leonard P. Executive Vice President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Orwell, George British writer, author of 1984 and Animal Farm
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
Topic:  Sumner, William Graham Nineteenth century professor of political and social science at Yale University
New   Articles Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
 
7 Jun 2017
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
New   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
New   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
New   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Goldwater, Barry Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate
New   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Paine, Thomas American Revolutionary leader, author of the Common Sense pamphlet
New   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
New   Writings Adam Smith Needs a Paper Clip
A short history of pins from Adam Smith in the late 18th century to the invention of the paper clip at the turn of the 19th century
 
Topic:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
New   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
New   Articles Adam Smith Needs a Paper Clip
A short history of pins from Adam Smith in the late 18th century to the invention of the paper clip at the turn of the 19th century
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
New   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
Topic:  Wilson, Woodrow Twenty-eighth President of the United States
New   Articles Claiming Paine
Review of the book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America by Harvey J. Kaye
 
5 Jun 2017
Topic:  Bovard, James Author, controversial Washington journalist
Upd   Writings Flashback: Beirut, June 1982: The Reagan Roadmap for Antiterrorism Disaster
Details events before and after the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut
 
Topic:  Cleyre, Voltairine de American anarchist writer, lecturer and activist
New   Articles Introducing Revisionism: An interview with James J. Martin
Topics discussed include: World War II vs. Vietnam War revisionism, genocide, the definition of "aggression" between nations, the Cold War, Lysander Spooner vs. Benjamin Tucker on natural rights, the Columbus complex and individualist anarchism
 
Topic:  Lebanon Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1946 by the al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah
Upd   Articles Flashback: Beirut, June 1982: The Reagan Roadmap for Antiterrorism Disaster
Details events before and after the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
New   Articles Introducing Revisionism: An interview with James J. Martin
Topics discussed include: World War II vs. Vietnam War revisionism, genocide, the definition of "aggression" between nations, the Cold War, Lysander Spooner vs. Benjamin Tucker on natural rights, the Columbus complex and individualist anarchism
 
Topic:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
New   Articles Introducing Revisionism: An interview with James J. Martin
Topics discussed include: World War II vs. Vietnam War revisionism, genocide, the definition of "aggression" between nations, the Cold War, Lysander Spooner vs. Benjamin Tucker on natural rights, the Columbus complex and individualist anarchism
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
New   Interviews Introducing Revisionism: An interview with James J. Martin
Topics discussed include: World War II vs. Vietnam War revisionism, genocide, the definition of "aggression" between nations, the Cold War, Lysander Spooner vs. Benjamin Tucker on natural rights, the Columbus complex and individualist anarchism
 
2 Jun 2017
Topic:  Afghanistan Territory in southwest central Asia, nominally ruled since 2004 by the Jomhūrī-ye Eslāmī-ye Afġānistān/Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jomhoriyat
Upd   Articles The U.S. Isn't Leaving Afghanistan
Reviews the terms of a 2013 draft agreement between the U.S. and Afghan governments to maintain U.S. troops stationed indefinitely
Upd     Sgt. Bergdahl and the Fog of War
Reviews the history of U.S.-Afghanistan relationship since Reagan to the present release of Sgt. Bergdahl
 
Topic:  Cobden, Richard Nineteenth century British politician, leading proponent of free trade
Upd   Articles Jane Cobden: Carrying on Her Father's Work
Biographical essay on Jane Cobden, daughter of Richard Cobden, who continued her father's advocacy of free trade and other libertarian issues
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services
Upd   Articles Immortal Keynes?
Examines reasons for the continued acceptance of Keynes' economic prescriptions and contrasts them with those of Hayek and others
 
Topic:  Fascism Politico-economic system where the means of production are nominally in private hands but controlled by a combination of state and business interests
New   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Flynn, John T. American journalist, author of The Roosevelt Myth
New   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles Understanding the Paris Violence
Examines the statements of Amedy Coulibaly, the man who killed several people at a kosher grocery in Paris
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles The Market Is a Beautiful Thing
Explores whether most people's aversion to the market is aesthetic and explains the beauty in the dynamics of the (freed) market
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles Government Is the Problem
Discusses a spring 2013 speech by Barack Obama and the facts that contradict his statements
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
New   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān
Upd   Articles Can Iran Trust the United States?
Turns around the question on whether the United States can trust Iran by examining the covert and proxy war led by former against the latter
Upd     Does Obama Want an Agreement with Iran or Not?
Ponders the sincerity of the Obama administration's actions after negotiating an interim agreement with Iran
Upd     The Ayatollahs' Overlooked Anti-WMD Fatwas
Additional review of Gareth Porter's Manufactured Crisis, focusing on Ayatollah Khomeini's position on the use of chemical and nuclear weapons
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles The Noninterventionists Told You So
Analyses the 2014 Iraqi situation from the vantage point of noninterventionism, contrasting it with those who still want the Obama administration to intervene
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
New   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
Upd     What an Honest Conversation about Race Would Look Like
Argues that government policies, such as drug prohibition, gun control and mandatory schooling, are enablers for racism
 
Topic:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
New   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Obama Still Does a Good Imitation of Bush
Considers President Obama's continuance of the national security policies of his predecessor
 
Topic:  Politicians People who hold or are running for a political office
Upd   Articles Don't Look for Grown-Ups in Government
Responds to those demanding adult, i.e., responsible, behavior from politicians
 
Topic:  Property Tangible goods owned or claimed by one or more individuals
Upd   Articles Property and Force: A Reply to Matt Bruenig
Responds to blogger Bruenig's criticism of the essay "One Moral Standard for All"; with quotes or examples from Roderick Long, Murray Rothbard, Gary Chartier, David Hume and Karl Hess
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles Dump the Contraception Mandate and All the Rest
Questions advocates of mandating employers to pay for "insurance" coverage of contraceptives
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of the Future of Freedom journal
Upd   Writings Big Brother, not Snowden and Greenwald, Is the Story
Examines the reaction from various media pundits both progressive and conservative to the Snowden and Greenwald revelations about NSA data collection
Upd     Is Edward Snowden a Lawbreaker?
Considers whether Edward Snowden "broke the law" by his disclosures of NSA telephone and internet data collection
Upd     What an Honest Conversation about Race Would Look Like
Argues that government policies, such as drug prohibition, gun control and mandatory schooling, are enablers for racism
Upd     Stop-and-Frisk: How Government Creates Problems, Then Makes Them Worse
Considers two recent decisions, from the Justice Department and from a Federal judge, that attempt to ameliorate previous bad policies
Upd     The Phony Trade-off between Privacy and Security
Examines the claim that, in a dangerous world, a balance must be struck between privacy and security
Upd     Here's How the U.S. Can Help Rid the World of Chemical Weapons
Argues that the U.S. government could set a better example by destroying all its chemical weapons, encouraging Israel and other Middle East nations to do the same, and ratifying the ban on cluster bombs
Upd     Can Iran Trust the United States?
Turns around the question on whether the United States can trust Iran by examining the covert and proxy war led by former against the latter
Upd     Don't Look for Grown-Ups in Government
Responds to those demanding adult, i.e., responsible, behavior from politicians
Upd     The Market Is a Beautiful Thing
Explores whether most people's aversion to the market is aesthetic and explains the beauty in the dynamics of the (freed) market
Upd     The U.S. Isn't Leaving Afghanistan
Reviews the terms of a 2013 draft agreement between the U.S. and Afghan governments to maintain U.S. troops stationed indefinitely
Upd     Property and Force: A Reply to Matt Bruenig
Responds to blogger Bruenig's criticism of the essay "One Moral Standard for All"; with quotes or examples from Roderick Long, Murray Rothbard, Gary Chartier, David Hume and Karl Hess
Upd     Government Is the Problem
Discusses a spring 2013 speech by Barack Obama and the facts that contradict his statements
Upd     Does Obama Want an Agreement with Iran or Not?
Ponders the sincerity of the Obama administration's actions after negotiating an interim agreement with Iran
Upd     Dump the Contraception Mandate and All the Rest
Questions advocates of mandating employers to pay for "insurance" coverage of contraceptives
Upd     The Cruel Joke of Sacralizing Voting
Comments on an MSNBC TV spot implying that voting is the only way to express oneself that really counts
Upd     The Ayatollahs' Overlooked Anti-WMD Fatwas
Additional review of Gareth Porter's Manufactured Crisis, focusing on Ayatollah Khomeini's position on the use of chemical and nuclear weapons
Upd     Immortal Keynes?
Examines reasons for the continued acceptance of Keynes' economic prescriptions and contrasts them with those of Hayek and others
Upd     Sgt. Bergdahl and the Fog of War
Reviews the history of U.S.-Afghanistan relationship since Reagan to the present release of Sgt. Bergdahl
Upd     The Noninterventionists Told You So
Analyses the 2014 Iraqi situation from the vantage point of noninterventionism, contrasting it with those who still want the Obama administration to intervene
Upd     Jane Cobden: Carrying on Her Father's Work
Biographical essay on Jane Cobden, daughter of Richard Cobden, who continued her father's advocacy of free trade and other libertarian issues
Upd     Obama Still Does a Good Imitation of Bush
Considers President Obama's continuance of the national security policies of his predecessor
Upd     The State Is No Friend of the Worker
Discusses how the state interferes with setting wage rates and quotes Thomas Hodgskin on how to reward workers properly
Upd     Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on New York Times article about asset forfeiture by the IRS
Upd     Understanding the Paris Violence
Examines the statements of Amedy Coulibaly, the man who killed several people at a kosher grocery in Paris
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray N. Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
New   Writings Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Searches, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles The Phony Trade-off between Privacy and Security
Examines the claim that, in a dangerous world, a balance must be struck between privacy and security
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
Upd   Articles Is Edward Snowden a Lawbreaker?
Considers whether Edward Snowden "broke the law" by his disclosures of NSA telephone and internet data collection
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
New   Articles Two Libertarian Classics
Reviews of Albert Jay Nock's Our Enemy the State and John T. Flynn's As We Go Marching
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on New York Times article about asset forfeiture by the IRS
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles The Cruel Joke of Sacralizing Voting
Comments on an MSNBC TV spot implying that voting is the only way to express oneself that really counts
 
Topic:  Wages The price of labor, renumeration paid to employees for their work or services
Upd   Articles The State Is No Friend of the Worker
Discusses how the state interferes with setting wage rates and quotes Thomas Hodgskin on how to reward workers properly
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Here's How the U.S. Can Help Rid the World of Chemical Weapons
Argues that the U.S. government could set a better example by destroying all its chemical weapons, encouraging Israel and other Middle East nations to do the same, and ratifying the ban on cluster bombs
 
Topic:  War on Drugs Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles Stop-and-Frisk: How Government Creates Problems, Then Makes Them Worse
Considers two recent decisions, from the Justice Department and from a Federal judge, that attempt to ameliorate previous bad policies
 
1 Jun 2017
Topic:  American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Center for Independent Thought Non-profit educational foundation based in New York City
Upd   Awards Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
Upd     We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others started molding "good industrial citizens"
 
Topic:  Fascism Politico-economic system where the means of production are nominally in private hands but controlled by a combination of state and business interests
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Goldwater, Barry Arizona Senator and 1964 Republican presidential candidate
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles The Affordable Care Act Doesn't Go That Way
Examines the consequences of Obamacare from the perspective of basic economics (human action) and its unintended consequences
 
Topic:  Hess, Karl Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
New   Articles In Memoriam: Karl Hess
Short remembrance of Karl and his pursuit for liberty and justice
New   Interviews Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Humor Comedy, wit, satire, sarcasm, irony, jokes, etc.
Upd   Articles The Political Sterility of Jon Stewart
Highlights the dearth of poltical satire, as evidenced by Jon Stewart's backtracking on his answers about voting and earlier comment about Harry Truman
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Is Edward Snowden a Lawbreaker?
Quoting Lysander Spooner, as well as Hayek and Roderick Long, contrasts natural law vs. legislation
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Articles Give America a Raise?
Reflecting on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address, clearly explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of the Future of Freedom journal
Upd   Writings Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
Upd     We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others started molding "good industrial citizens"
Upd     The People Say No to War
Commentary on how the American people stopped, at least momentarily, the Obama administration from attacking the Syrian people
Upd     The Affordable Care Act Doesn't Go That Way
Examines the consequences of Obamacare from the perspective of basic economics (human action) and its unintended consequences
Upd     Give America a Raise?
Reflecting on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address, clearly explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
Upd     Is Edward Snowden a Lawbreaker?
Quoting Lysander Spooner, as well as Hayek and Roderick Long, contrasts natural law vs. legislation
Upd     Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
Upd     The Political Sterility of Jon Stewart
Highlights the dearth of poltical satire, as evidenced by Jon Stewart's backtracking on his answers about voting and earlier comment about Harry Truman
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Thirty-second President of the United States
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray N. Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
Upd     Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
 
Topic:  Szasz, Thomas S. Psychiatry professor and author
Upd   Related Awards Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
New   Articles Interview with Karl Hess
Topics discussed include the Republican Party, National Review, AEI, Goldwater, Rothbard, anarchism, the Vietnam War, Carter and Reagan, fascism, urban enterprise zones, the environment, and authoritarianism vs. freedom
Upd     The People Say No to War
Commentary on how the American people stopped, at least momentarily, the Obama administration from attacking the Syrian people
 
31 May 2017
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
New   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
New   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Barack Obama: Corporatist
Reviews Obama's corporate-friendly (and hypocritical) actions, particularly towards banks like Bank of America
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
New   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles The Moral Case for Freedom Is the Practical Case for Freedom
Considers whether it is reasonable to make distinctions between ethical and practical arguments for freedom
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of the Future of Freedom journal
Upd   Writings Barack Obama: Corporatist
Reviews Obama's corporate-friendly (and hypocritical) actions, particularly towards banks like Bank of America
Upd     The Moral Case for Freedom Is the Practical Case for Freedom
Considers whether it is reasonable to make distinctions between ethical and practical arguments for freedom
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
New   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
New   Articles The Unfortunate Case of Herbert Spencer
Discusses the biased critique of Spencer by Richard Hofstadter in his 1944 book Social Darwinism in American Thought and the recent defense by Tim Leonard in "Origins of the Myth of Social Darwinism"
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
New   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
Topic:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
New   Articles Benjamin Tucker's Liberty
Examines several of the themes discussed by Tucker in Liberty, e.g., anarchism, natural rights, monopoly, and how his views changed throughout the years
 
30 May 2017
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
New   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
New   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
New   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
New   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles Monopoly, Competition, and Educational Freedom
Reviews monopolies and competition in the religious, postal delivery and educational realms and a speech by Gary Becker on competition in religion and education
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
New   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
New   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Writings An Open Letter to Bill Bennett
Addressed to then Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and beseeching him and President George H. W. Bush to discontinue their efforts to fight drugs
 
Topic:  Government The organization that exercises authority over a given political unit
Upd   Articles The Poison Called Nationalism
Discusses nationalism as exhibited by those who defend sniper Chris Kyle as a hero
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob G. President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Monopoly, Competition, and Educational Freedom
Reviews monopolies and competition in the religious, postal delivery and educational realms and a speech by Gary Becker on competition in religion and education
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān
Upd   Articles Does Obama Have the Courage to Pursue Peace with Iran?
Examines how the warmongers in the U.S. Congress as well Netanyahu's government put pressure on President Obama not to reach a peaceful agreement with Iran
 
Topic:  Molinari, Gustave de 19th century Belgian/French economist, considered the originator of market-anarchism
New   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Nonviolent resistance Opposition to statist and authoritarian forces using protests, non-cooperation and other nonviolent methods
New   Articles “If 1,000 Men Were Not to Pay Their Tax Bills This Year…"
Discusses the 1846 incident that led Thoreau to spend a night in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax and the influence of his friends Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane as well as those Thoreau influenced later
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Articles In Memory of the Charlie Hebdo Victims
Comments on the executions at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and the ensuing mainstream commentary
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
New   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Articles The Ominous Republican Hold on Congress
Comments on what may be expected from the Republican-controlled Senate in 2015
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of the Future of Freedom journal
Upd   Writings Does Obama Have the Courage to Pursue Peace with Iran?
Examines how the warmongers in the U.S. Congress as well Netanyahu's government put pressure on President Obama not to reach a peaceful agreement with Iran
Upd     The Ominous Republican Hold on Congress
Comments on what may be expected from the Republican-controlled Senate in 2015
Upd     In Memory of the Charlie Hebdo Victims
Comments on the executions at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and the ensuing mainstream commentary
Upd     The Poison Called Nationalism
Discusses nationalism as exhibited by those who defend sniper Chris Kyle as a hero
Upd     Brian Williams Helped Pave the Way to War
Comments on the mainstream broadcast and cable TV network "journalists" who unquestioningly support government military actions
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
New   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
New   Articles “If 1,000 Men Were Not to Pay Their Tax Bills This Year…"
Discusses the 1846 incident that led Thoreau to spend a night in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax and the influence of his friends Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane as well as those Thoreau influenced later
 
Topic:  Thoreau, Henry David Nineteenth-century American author, noted for the essay "Civil Disobedience"
New   Articles “If 1,000 Men Were Not to Pay Their Tax Bills This Year…"
Discusses the 1846 incident that led Thoreau to spend a night in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax and the influence of his friends Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane as well as those Thoreau influenced later
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
New   Articles Les Economistes Libertaires
Discusses the French economists of the 19th century and in particular Gustave de Molinari and his thoughts on the provision of security and defense services by private agencies
Upd     Brian Williams Helped Pave the Way to War
Comments on the mainstream broadcast and cable TV network "journalists" who unquestioningly support government military actions
 
Topic:  War on Drugs Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles An Open Letter to Bill Bennett
Addressed to then Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and beseeching him and President George H. W. Bush to discontinue their efforts to fight drugs
 
29 May 2017
Topic:  9/11 September 11, 2001 Attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Articles The 9/11 Servility Reflex
Discusses how the general American public reacted after the 9/11 attacks and how the 9/11 Commission and the mainstream media helped reinforce that reaction
 
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Articles Second Amendment speaker says gun laws are racist, unconstitutional
Upd     The Court Almost Gets It Right on Guns
Discusses the U.S. Supreme Court majority and minority opinions on the D.C. law that bans handguns in private homes
 
Topic:  Bovard, James Author, controversial Washington journalist
Upd   Writings Do Elections Guarantee Freedom?
Discusses whether democratic elections achieve the purported objective of "will of the people" controlling the government
Upd     The 9/11 Servility Reflex
Discusses how the general American public reacted after the 9/11 attacks and how the 9/11 Commission and the mainstream media helped reinforce that reaction
Upd     Warring as Lying Throughout American History
Recounts how U.S. Presidents and their administrations since James Polk have lied about wars, from start to finish
Upd     Ellsberg's Lessons for Our Time
Reviews Daniel Ellsberg's Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers and how its commentary applies to current conflicts
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
New   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Cuban, Mark American entrepreneur, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and other businesses
Upd   Articles Free Mark Cuban and Abolish the SEC
Reviews the SEC insider trading case and recommends repeal of such laws
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles Vouchers or School Choice?
Examines the recent school vouchers vote in Utah and explains how only education entrepreneurs, free from government interference, can provide real choice and innovation
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Articles More Victims of Immigration Control
Discusses how employers and property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border are also victims of immigration control
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles Pathetic Arguments for Foreign Intervention
Discusses comments made by Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal about Ron Paul's call for U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East
 
Topic:  Georgia Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Sakartvelo
Upd   Articles War in Georgia Shows U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Bust
Examines how NATO and the U.S. implicitly encouraged the Georgian president to suppress secessionists in South Ossetia
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles Socialism and Medicine, Part 1
Examines the economics of medical care in the United States over the past 60 years
Upd     Socialism and Medicine, Part 2
Examines the economics of medical care in the United States, including the influence of third-party payers and comparisons to medical care in Canada
Upd     Socialism and Medicine, Part 3
Further examination of medical care in the United States, analyzing the calls for "mandates" for universal health care
 
Topic:  Higgs, Robert Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute
Upd   Videos How Major U.S. Neo-imperialist Wars End
Speech given at the Future of Freedom Foundation's 2008 conference "Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties"
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob G. President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Ultimate Tax Cut
Explains how tax cuts promised by political candidates are fraudulent, since the government expenditures still have to be paid somehow, either by taxation or monetary inflation
Upd     Free Mark Cuban and Abolish the SEC
Reviews the SEC insider trading case and recommends repeal of such laws
 
Topic:  Inflation Popularly, a rise in prices of goods and services; in economics, monetary expansion
Upd   Articles Crushed by the Fed
Discusses the role of the Federal Reserve in supposedly "controlling inflation and running the economy"
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles Iraq after the Gulf War: Sanctions, Part 1
Reviews the effect of the sanctions imposed on Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War and the Oil for Food program started in 1996
Upd     Iraq after the Gulf War: Sanctions, Part 2
Continues the review of the effect of the sanctions imposed on Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War and the Oil for Food program started in 1996
 
Topic:  La Boétie, Étienne de Sixteenth century French judge and poet, author of Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Upd   Articles Étienne de La Boétie, Part 1
Provides biographical background on La Boétie and begins examination of his "Discourse"
Upd     Étienne de La Boétie, Part 2
Examines major themes in the "Discourse": custom (habit), control of information, buying off the people and withdrawal of consent
 
Topic:  Leef, George C. Director of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, former professor at Northwood University
Upd   Writings The Nightmare of the New Deal, Part 1
Review of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes
Upd     The Nightmare of the New Deal, Part 2
Review of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Advocates absolute liberty in thought and action while respecting others' rights
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Makes the case that libertarianism is properly on the Left of the polical spectrum
 
Topic:  Limited Government Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
New   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Machan, Tibor R. Professor of philosophy and business ethics, co-founder of Reason magazine
Upd   Writings Boxer's Confusion about Ownership
Explains the absurdity of California Senator Barbara Boxer's statement that public lands are "owned ... by the American people"
 
Topic:  McCain, John Republican Senator from Arizona, 2008 Republican Presidential candidate
Upd   Articles One Hundred Years in Iraq?
Analyses John McCain's comment about staying in Iraq for 100 or more years and his previous comments on the occupation
 
Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Writings Sophie Scholl: A Life of Courage
Review of the 2005 German film Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Die letzten Tage)
Upd     Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, Part 2
Biographical essay on Benjamin Tucker from the first issue of Liberty until his death
Upd     Étienne de La Boétie, Part 1
Provides biographical background on La Boétie and begins examination of his "Discourse"
Upd     Étienne de La Boétie, Part 2
Examines major themes in the "Discourse": custom (habit), control of information, buying off the people and withdrawal of consent
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles Pentagon Conduits
Discusses the revelations about TV news analysts connected to the Pentagon and to military contractors
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
Upd   Articles Paper Money and the Constitution
Examines the historical period of the Articles of Confederation and how it led to controls on the issuance of paper money in the U.S. Constitution
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Treating Us like Children
Comments on the Republican-controlled Senate approval of a provision outlawing Internet gambling
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Would-Be Rulers without Clothes
Examines Hillary Clinton's assertion about "wanting" a universal health care plan
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Boxer's Confusion about Ownership
Explains the absurdity of California Senator Barbara Boxer's statement that public lands are "owned ... by the American people"
 
Topic:  Punishments, Cruel and Unusual, Protection Against Restriction on the use of cruel and unusual punishments
Upd   Articles Why Did They Torture Jose Padilla?
Examines the Jose Padilla case in view of Alfred McCoy's A Question of Torture
 
Topic:  Raico, Ralph American professor of history
Upd   Biography Ralph Raico: Short Biography
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Articles GOP, R.I.P?
Reviews conservatives' criticisms of John McCain and what it means for the Republican Party
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of the Future of Freedom journal
Upd   Writings Treating Us like Children
Comments on the Republican-controlled Senate approval of a provision outlawing Internet gambling
Upd     Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Makes the case that libertarianism is properly on the Left of the polical spectrum
Upd     Woodstock May Have Saved Sen. McCain's Life
Discusses John McCain's comment regarding Hillary Clinton's proposal for funding a Woodstock museum
Upd     Vouchers or School Choice?
Examines the recent school vouchers vote in Utah and explains how only education entrepreneurs, free from government interference, can provide real choice and innovation
Upd     More Victims of Immigration Control
Discusses how employers and property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border are also victims of immigration control
Upd     A Bogus Libertarian Defense of War
Examines Randy Barnett's Wall Street Journal article "Libertarians and the War" and a follow-up at the Volokh Conspiracy blog
Upd     Pathetic Arguments for Foreign Intervention
Discusses comments made by Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal about Ron Paul's call for U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East
Upd     GOP, R.I.P?
Reviews conservatives' criticisms of John McCain and what it means for the Republican Party
Upd     One Hundred Years in Iraq?
Analyses John McCain's comment about staying in Iraq for 100 or more years and his previous comments on the occupation
Upd     Pentagon Conduits
Discusses the revelations about TV news analysts connected to the Pentagon and to military contractors
Upd     Why They Hate Us
Examines the myth that the United States is hated because Americans "are free and represent democracy"
Upd     Would-Be Rulers without Clothes
Examines Hillary Clinton's assertion about "wanting" a universal health care plan
Upd     War in Georgia Shows U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Bust
Examines how NATO and the U.S. implicitly encouraged the Georgian president to suppress secessionists in South Ossetia
Upd     The Court Almost Gets It Right on Guns
Discusses the U.S. Supreme Court majority and minority opinions on the D.C. law that bans handguns in private homes
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Nightmare of the New Deal, Part 1
Review of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes
Upd     The Nightmare of the New Deal, Part 2
Review of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes
 
Topic:  Scholl, Sophie Member of the White Rose resistance group in Nazi Germany
Upd   Articles Sophie Scholl: A Life of Courage
Review of the 2005 German film Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Die letzten Tage)
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
New   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  State, The A group of people that claims political sovereignty over an associated territory
New   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The Ultimate Tax Cut
Explains how tax cuts promised by political candidates are fraudulent, since the government expenditures still have to be paid somehow, either by taxation or monetary inflation
 
Topic:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
Upd   Articles Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, Part 2
Biographical essay on Benjamin Tucker from the first issue of Liberty until his death
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Why They Hate Us
Examines the myth that the United States is hated because Americans "are free and represent democracy"
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   Articles Woodstock May Have Saved Sen. McCain's Life
Discusses John McCain's comment regarding Hillary Clinton's proposal for funding a Woodstock museum
Upd     Ellsberg's Lessons for Our Time
Reviews Daniel Ellsberg's Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers and how its commentary applies to current conflicts
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
New   Articles Lysander & Limited Government
Argues that Spooner, although critical of the government instituted by the U.S. Constitution, was in favor of a legitimate, limited government, i.e., one that is voluntarily financed
Upd     Do Elections Guarantee Freedom?
Discusses whether democratic elections achieve the purported objective of "will of the people" controlling the government
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles A Bogus Libertarian Defense of War
Examines Randy Barnett's Wall Street Journal article "Libertarians and the War" and a follow-up at the Volokh Conspiracy blog
Upd     Warring as Lying Throughout American History
Recounts how U.S. Presidents and their administrations since James Polk have lied about wars, from start to finish
Upd   Videos How Major U.S. Neo-imperialist Wars End
Speech given at the Future of Freedom Foundation's 2008 conference "Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties"
 
Topic:  War on Drugs Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles Ending America's Domestic Quagmire
Compares the War on Drugs to the U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and counsels reassessment of the domestic "war"