Tag Archive for Liberty

Walter Williams Asks: Is It Theft?

I’ve posted this a couple times before, but it’s been a while. One of Dr. Williams’ gifts is to make clear the problems with government and coercion, in very few words. Here’s an old and brief commentary of his from…

Raisin Serfdom In The Great U.S.A.

Via the Coyote Blog. If you’re not deeply concerned, you’re not paying attention. And yet each day you can see countless Tweets and FB posts proclaiming that our woes are due to living in some kind of libertarian free-market utopia. Raisin Farmers…

Dr. Higgs On The Moral Case For Liberty

This essay from Dr. Higgs is fantastic. Do we prefer liberty because the outcomes are superior? Or because of the moral imperative for individual liberty? Well, both. But I originally leaned toward the former. Over the years I have come…

European Union Outlaws Criticism Of Same

I think this is rather chilling, and the antithesis if civil liberties, free-speech, and consent of the governed. This is not good news. Euro-court outlaws criticism of EU – Telegraph: THE European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the European…

The Shame of Taxi Medallions

This is a must-read column from Jonah Goldberg. A taste. Jonah Goldberg: Let the taxi app roll – latimes.com: Uber is a car service that you ‘hail’ with a smartphone app. Because it’s fast and reliable, it’s a threat to…

Brian Caplan on Immigration & Socialism

A fantastic column from Dr. Caplan on how those of us claiming to be anti-statists and libertarians should support open immigration. Thought-provoking. Immigration, Trespassing, and Socialism, Bryan Caplan – EconLog: How then could illegal immigration constitute trespassing, surface facts notwithstanding?…

Using Proxies For One’s Dirty Work

Yup. If you would not confront your neighbor and demand his money at the point of a gun to solve every new problem that may appear in your life, you should not allow the government to do it for you.…