Early liberal theorists gave French revolutionaries the tools to overthrow oppressive kings, but also to unleash chaos and violence.
Editors Note: On March 16th George Mason University Professor of Economics Bryan Caplan debated Washington University Professor of Philosophy Christopher Wellman on the topic, “Is Immigration a Basic Human Right?” Below is Professor Caplan’s opening statement. There are many complaints about governments, but the harshest is, “This government grossly violates human rights.” The background assumption is that […]
Watson offered up a simple truism about feminism that is more powerful than it might sound: “Feminism is about giving women choice.”
The fact that government agents have promised to obey the government does not excuse them when they obey unjust orders, nor does it relieve them of moral culpability for following those orders.
Any entrepreneur who succeeds in reducing costs faced by a laborer who suffers from a disability can earn a profit.
in honor of Women’s History Month, I want to highlight three stories of women you probably have never heard of — victims of government.
Regardless of one’s position on eating meat, one can still care about not intentionally inflicting pain on animals.
Jae Lee came to the United States legally as a child but never became a citizen. In 2009, he pled guilty to a drug crime after his lawyer assured him that he could not be deported as a result. The lawyer was wrong, because the conviction made Lee subject to mandatory removal. When Lee learned […]
In his first month as President, Donald Trump has been the epitome of democracy.
Abolitionism is one of the complex historical topics that is always over-simplified in textbook accounts of history.
Any variation in election rules — for president, for student body treasurer, or for anything else — allows us to examine the rules’ impact on voting outcomes.
Jeremy Bentham was born on Feb. 15th, 1748, in Spitalfields, England. One of the main early advocates of utilitarianism — the ethical view that, roughly, an act is right insofar as it promotes happiness, and wrong insofar as it does not — he is best known for his view that “it is the greatest happiness […]
Kant was self-consciously an Enlightenment liberal who believed in limited government and maximum freedom.
The free-market concept is simple — private property owners should be able to preside over whatever policies they want.
Westworld is first and foremost a depiction of the corrosive nature of total power — an illustration of Lord Acton’s quote that “absolute power corrupts absolutely” — as seen through the character of Dr. Robert Ford.
So 2016 is limping to an end with an assassination of an ambassador, another “inspired” attack on innocents at a Christmas market, and the formal election of a master crony-capitalist to the office of the presidency of the United States.