Tag Archive for Liberty

Dr. Higgs On A Litmus Test For Libertarians

A good read. Are Questions of War and Peace Merely One Issue among Many for Libertarians?: The Independent Institute: The U.S. government invariably tramples on the people’s rights during wartime and leaves the people with fewer liberties after peace returns.…

Why Do You Continue Uphill?

Found this on the FB page of Dr. Robert Higgs yesterday. “The trend today is more people want more government; that’s a fact. But we have to keep moving forward with our philosophy, not because we’ll necessarily succeed but simply…

I Support Gun Control

Do you? A little lengthy, but George Reisman makes some very compelling arguments. Really a good read. Gun Control: Controlling the Government’s Guns: Let me say immediately that I too believe in gun control. However, I do so in the…

Big Govt. & Economic Liberty Are Mutually-Exclusive

Bryan Caplan explains, fantastic example. True by Definition: Redistribution and Economic Freedom, Bryan Caplan – EconLog: The truth is that size of government and economic freedom are inextricably connected.  Any definition of “economic freedom” that doesn’t directly incorporate the size of…

Innovation & Excellence Stifled In The Lunchroom

What effects do policies like these have on innovation, excellence, and progress? What lessons do they teach young people? I hope this story turns out to be fake. Lunch Lady Ordered to Cook Less Tasty Meals – TIME.com: While recent adjustments to…

How Govt. Edicts Are Enforced

Govt. enforces its edicts via force, deadly force. Ultimately all laws are enforced at the muzzle of a gun. Dr. Higgs makes the point here better than I could. Four Types of Government Operatives: Bullies, Muggers, Sneak Thieves, and Con…

David Henderson On The Bottom One-Percent

A thoughtful column, worth the read. The Bottom One Percent – Hoover Institution: We often hear a lot, especially from those who want to tear them down, about the top 1 percent. We don’t hear nearly as much about the…

Walter Williams on Misfortune & Opportunity

via Lawrence Reed on FB. Here’s one that has considerable popular appeal: “It’s wrong to profit from the misfortune of others.” I ask my students whether they’d support a law against doing so. But I caution them with some examples.…

Who Is To Blame For Huffing?

I feel like if it makes sense to blame anyone other than the 38 year-old who did this, we should blame the father more than WalMart or the manufacturer. I’ll go so far as to argue that WalMart and the…