Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Two recent surveys’ reporting that more than half of millennials identify as socialist should ring alarm bells for people who support free markets and individual liberty.

Monday, September 16th, 2019

I’d take whatever Bernie Sanders calls socialism over accountable capitalism any day, because rather than starve the dynamic private sector of resources, Elizabeth Warren’s vision stifles the dynamism itself.

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

My students in Prague (or in Fairfax) do not appreciate enough how the right-wing populist assault on markets is as (if not more) dangerous to the Liberal Project as those from the left.

Friday, July 26th, 2019

In a world where it sometimes feels like free market advocates are tolerating more intervention in our economy than we would have ever predicted, Lavoie calls upon us never to forget the abiding importance of remaining true to one’s belief in the power and humanity of markets.

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

As the granddaughter of a survivor of communism and socialism, I find it almost unfathomable that the political ideology my family left a continent for is creeping into my neighborhood.

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

A great divide is opening between older socialists like Sanders and 'The Squad'

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Empirically, the socialist record is one of dismal and at times murderous failure. Why, then, do intellectuals, scholars, and commentators continue in their romantic attachment to it?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Among the most conspicuous of socialism’s failings is its capacity to generate vast shortages of things essential for life.

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

What needs rethinking is not capitalism – much less the ideals of universal human rights and liberties – but the corruption of liberalism by a state that knows no limits to its powers.

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

When Professor Stiglitz says that his neo-socialism is the only alternative to the failed neo-liberalism of our time, he is merely saying: let me impose upon you the economic planning schemes that I consider the good, fair, and just ones for you, in place of those other command-economy coercers who want to take you down “wrong” collectivist paths compared to mine.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Government right now is historically unpopular, just as the free market is widely respected as the proper way to bring about social change.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

If socialism can’t be made to work in such a small and simple case like this, why would one think that all these problems would go away once you expand the idea of common ownership to the whole of society and all existing goods?

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Socialism is the antisocial system of politics over people, governmental power instead of peaceful and free association, and a handful of imposed political plans instead of a pluralism of as many plans as there are people in the world.

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Capitalism is not a hallmark of conservatism, it’s the most surefire way to change the world.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

People can vote with their feet for different political, economic, and social institutions. They have overwhelmingly voted for liberty, opportunity, and prosperity when free to do so.

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Yours may well be the decisive voice — the final increment of weight that shifts the balance and brings our ship of state, indeed our civilization, to survival course.

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Despite the screeds and slogans of would-be central planners and opponents of private property, individual liberty and steadily rising prosperity were — and remain — the true revolution.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The food shortages have led to the end of anything normally called morality. Gangs of a thousand go hunting for food. They seize on a grocery store and light it on fire to provide light so that people can see in order to loot the place. Then it burns to the ground.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

The conceptual breakdown of revolution/counterrevolution is vastly better than any modern typology that too often distracts from the key issue: the place of power in our lives.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Compelling people to be “decent” through government taxing and spending in fact drains decency from human relationships.