Topic: Classical Liberalism

Uncomplicating a Complicated World: The Shining Legacy of Walter E. Williams

– March 4, 2022

“Walter Williams was vastly instrumental in showing us that the best solutions to the racial problems that bedevil us don’t come from the government who all too often caused a problem in the first place.” ~ Tarnell Brown

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Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich, Eh? Four Canadian Innovators and Their Achievements

– March 1, 2022

“These are hardly the stories of hardened enemies of society. Their ‘crimes’ are like those of the American Robber Barons: They found new ways to give people goods and services they wanted at prices they were willing to pay.” ~ Art Carden

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Hayek’s Ghost Haunts the Hills of Afghanistan

– February 23, 2022

“Unless Hayek’s insights on the futility of central planning fueled by constructivist rationalist obsessions with remaking the world are taken to heart, such costly mistakes will continue to happen.” ~ Zachary Yost

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P.J. O’Rourke Taught Me How ‘Unfairly’ Great American Life Is

– February 23, 2022

“In a world of nearly 8 billion people, many of whom have never even flipped on a light, my daughter was born American. So was I. It wasn’t O’Rourke’s most memorable or even funny quip, but the view here is that it was easily his most important.” ~ John Tamny

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Walter Williams: A Legacy of Liberty

– February 16, 2022

“Professor Williams’ research shows how powerful the concept of liberty is, and how it should remain a strong tool as America continues to race on its mission to provide opportunities for people around the world.” ~ John Sibley Butler

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Government’s Deficiencies Reveal What No Government Should Do

– February 16, 2022

“Herbert Spencer saw representative government’s infirmities as limitations on government’s ability to do what it had no business doing, but not for its one essential role of defending rights from trespass.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Wilhem Röpke’s Civilization of Liberty

– February 11, 2022

“Yes, markets and constitutionalism are vital for a free society. But if you ignore, trivialize, or even try to expunge the civilizational roots of liberty, dystopia and tyranny will surely follow.” ~ Samuel Gregg

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Walter Williams: A Fond Remembrance

– February 9, 2022

“On issues such as education, limited government, democracy, income redistribution, welfare, and race, Williams provided wit, logic, and reason in areas where there was often very little.” ~ Harold A. Black

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Walter Williams: Common Sense, Controversial, Radical

– February 2, 2022

“Williams pressed hard for individual freedom and personal accountability. We need freedom to make our own choices, for better or for worse. Sometimes, we make bad choices, which sometimes lead to bad outcomes.” ~ Ramon P. DeGennaro

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Walter E. Williams, One of a Kind

– January 22, 2022

“A dedicated teacher and tireless defender of classical-liberal values, Walter’s vast body of work will not only continue to inspire those of us already in the liberal camp, but also to challenge those who as yet aren’t.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Hijacking Liberalism: Spencer’s The Man Versus the State

– January 12, 2022

“At best, Scholars often view Spencer as a magnificent dinosaur, at worst a grumpy phantom of Christmas past—this is a mistake. The hijacking of ‘liberalism’ was a triumph. Perhaps this makes it all the more important to understand how it happened.” ~ Alberto Mingardi

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The Global Recession of Classical Liberalism

– January 8, 2022

“There may be diminishing returns on the economic growth that classical liberalism has promoted. It is this relative comfort that allows citizens to focus on prioritizing collective projects or wallowing in their identity.” ~ John O. McGinnis

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