Remember the Greatest Social Thinker of the Twentieth Century

– September 29, 2021

“There is good reason to pursue Ludwig von Mises’ wisdom further, because for those who seek a society that offers the greatest potential for individual flourishing and social cooperation—i.e., true civilization–he is a sound guide.” ~ Gary M. Galles


The Best Defense Against Violence

– September 13, 2021

“The more people who are engaged in morality, meaning, and mind control, the fewer people will be looking to politics for their place in the world. And in so doing, they provides just a little more of the best defense against the world’s violence.” ~ Max Borders


Searching for Good Governance

– September 8, 2021

“Applications of constitutional political economy include constitutional design and assessment. Finding the right mixture of voice and exit is one of the most important parts. Let’s get started.” ~ Alexander William Salter


10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Call Leftists “Liberal”

– July 24, 2021

“If we are to stand up for liberal civilization, we must first appreciate the great arc of liberalism—that is, the development of liberalism, beginning, say, with the printing press in the fifteenth century and its subsequent ups and downs, and across liberal civilization, not just the American scene.” ~ Daniel B. Klein


Does Classical Liberalism Need Intersectionality Theory?

– July 2, 2021

“If you still hold out hope that classical liberal thought can be constructively reconciled with intersectionality theory in a way that meets Crenshaw’s own terms, I can only suggest that you are likely being as dismissive of underlying problems with intersectionality as the political right is with intersectionality itself.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


Learning about Liberty and Its Loss

– June 27, 2021

“Those interested in liberty in all its facets — philosophical, personal, political, economic, social — must realize the importance of taking seriously the study of the ideas and history of freedom, and the challenges that have brought about the counterrevolution against a free society that we are once again confronting.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling


So Sordid and So Selfish: What Governmentalization Does to Us

– June 25, 2021

“The governmentalization of social affairs throws us into the passive position, where our sentiments are “almost always so sordid and so selfish.” That is what liberalism understands. Shout it from the rooftops: Governmentalization sucks.” ~ Daniel B. Klein


Saving America From the Counterrevolution

– June 14, 2021

“Defenders of the great revolution of enlightenment values and modernity have our work cut out for us. Harwood’s book is just as relevant today as it was in 1951 and at less than 100 pages, it is a manifesto for those who are up to the task of standing watch over the well-being of our society.” ~ Ethan Yang


The World May Be Getting Darker, But We Must Carry on the Light of Liberalism

– June 11, 2021

“Liberalism is not merely an abstraction we fight to advance for its own sake, but rather for the sake of the flesh and blood of humans of the world, and in remembrance of those who have fought the good fight before us. As ‘society is sweeping towards de­struction’ let us keep in mind our own limited knowledge of the future and thrust ourselves ‘vigorously into the intellectual battle’ once more.” ~ Zachary Yost


Adam Smith Takes Cancel Culture in Hand

– June 9, 2021

“By rejecting the controlling fist, we can accept the prosperity enabled by the invisible hand—Smith’s metaphor for the way in which individuals pursuing their own interests through ethical, mutual exchange leads to the prosperity that was not consciously designed by any intellectual. No person has that much knowledge. In short, it’s time for cancel culture to read some Smith. Instead of ranting on social media, talk to the (Invisible) Hand.” ~ Caroline Breashears


Free Market Liberalism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

– June 8, 2021

“The recent 11 days of warfare between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has once more raised the issue of one-state or two-state ‘solutions’ to the over seven decade Israel-Palestinian conflict. In the long run, neither is a viable option outside of a politics of individual liberty and an economics of free markets.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling


The Ancient Desire for Freedom

– June 8, 2021

“From the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh to the cutting-edge work of today’s scholars, liberty has shown itself to always be unfinished business. Every generation has stories of struggle and wisdom to share on the maintenance of a free and open society, humanity’s greatest innovation.” ~ Ethan Yang