Topic: Classical Liberalism

Liberalism Needs No Enemies

– March 22, 2023

“Minds can be creative or destructive. Be right-minded. Stop justifying grievances. Embrace liberalism. Value voluntary cooperation; as you help others flourish, you will flourish.” ~ Barry Brownstein


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


This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Directionalists vs. Destinationists

– March 6, 2023

“Being proud of the purity of your positions by defining Friedman, Stigler (and Munger, let’s face it) as ‘reds’ is a recipe for well-deserved irrelevance in a system governed by numerical majorities.” ~ Michael C. Munger


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


Garet Garrett, the Great

– January 30, 2023

“We could easily consider his first name an anagram for what his stance against the New Deal was, g-r-e-a-t, while also recognizing that some of his views resemble a dusty old attic.” ~ Robert E. Wright


Obstacles to Freedom Can Be the Way to Freedom

– January 26, 2023

“If we set our purpose to learn from obstacles, today, there is no better opportunity to choose freedom over violence. Thankfully, Read, Aurelius, and Emerson point the way; the more significant the obstacles, the greater the potential change.” ~ Barry Brownstein


On the Primacy of the Consumer-Welfare Standard

– January 21, 2023

“Production is a means; consumption is the end. The consumer-welfare standard is nothing more, nor less, than an understanding and acceptance of this fundamental economic reality.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


How Individuals Enable Tyranny

– January 13, 2023

“Mill, Havel, and Kundera all point us to a terrible truth: our moral weakness, desire to evade responsibility, and illusion that the majority makes right have led us down the slippery slope of forfeiting our freedom.” ~ Barry Brownstein


Conquistadors and Indian Rights

– January 3, 2023

“Though this counters today’s understanding of colonialism generally, and the conquest in particular, the fact is that Spanish treatment of Indians in the Americas was not the monolithically brutal affair it is so often portrayed to be.” ~ Paul Schwennesen