The Calling of Classical Liberal Researchers: Remind Your Neighbor

– March 21, 2023

“Classical liberals who lead research endeavors need to persuade not only fellow researchers, but the audience of the research, including the anti-liberal minefield of academia.” ~ Daniel B. Klein


A Day in the Life of Homo Economicus

– March 3, 2023

“While the concept of people as ‘optimizers’ is sometimes criticized as too reductive, too reliant on assumptions of ‘perfect information,’ it is nevertheless deeply, revealingly true.” ~ Paul Schwennesen


Free Markets Made Charlie Brown and Snoopy Possible

– March 2, 2023

“For humanity to flourish, we must be free to explore our full selves. Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gave us that every day for 50 years, and it would never have happened without the free market.” ~ Blake Scott Ball


Treating Adults like Children

– February 25, 2023

“Now more than ever, those of us who simply want to be able to think new thoughts and try new things must defend the rights of those whose lifestyles we may not wish to copy. Treat adults like… adults.” ~ Jason Sorens


The Childishness of Wokeism

– February 24, 2023

“Like children, the woke’s understanding of the society they inhabit is defective. Unfortunately, unlike children, they occupy prominent places in the media, in the academy, and in officialdom.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


The 1619 Project’s Confusion on Capitalism

– February 21, 2023

“A pervasive sense of confusion characterizes Hulu’s new 1619 Project episode on ‘capitalism,’ beginning with the basic definition of its titular term.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


The Thin Line Between Tribalism and Human Flourishing

– February 20, 2023

“Current politicians, educators, and others encourage Americans to adopt tribal identities. It ended badly in Cyprus. The outcome of tribalist mindsets dividing Americans may differ only in degree.” ~ Barry Brownstein


The Diversity Dodge

– February 12, 2023

“Denying colleges and universities the right to base admission and hiring decisions on race, religion, sex, and ethnicity is not some fundamental moral requirement, but a necessary prophylactic against the temptation to advance the interests of socially favored groups over those of others.” ~ John Hasnas


Breaking Free From Political Polarization With Classical Liberalism (Video)

– February 11, 2023

“Bruce Pardy, a professor of law and executive director of Rights Probe, a think tank focused on law and liberty, joins Kate Wand to discuss how classical liberalism can repair society from its current polarized state.” ~ AIER


Reimagining Fusionism

– February 9, 2023

“The primary significance for any revitalization of fusionism in our time may well be that of reminding classical liberals and conservatives what is at stake by pointing to principles that many in both camps consider to be important truths that matter if America’s experiment in ordered liberty is to endure.” ~ Samuel Gregg


The Not-So-Great Depression Diet

– February 6, 2023

“It’s a stretch to blame today’s obesity crisis on America’s second Great Reset – the vast legal and socioeconomic changes ushered in by the Depression, New Deal, and World War II – but it certainly started Americans down the wrong dietary path.” ~ Robert E. Wright


The 1519 Project: An Antidote to Caricature?

– February 1, 2023

“To suggest that the experience of slavery is a uniquely Black, or uniquely North American phenomenon does a great injustice to the Blacks and other North Americans who came before 1619.” ~ Paul Schwennesen