Are We Near the End of the Road to Serfdom? Part 2

– December 19, 2021

“Hayek reminds us that classical liberals are the real progressives whose unreserved allegiance is to ‘the guiding principle that a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy.'” ~ Barry Brownstein

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Are We Near the End of the Road to Serfdom? Part 1

– December 18, 2021

“As you go about your day, strive to see the common humanity in all. With liberty, everyone is a potential friend. Today, make no friend an enemy.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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A Conflict of Visions within Conservatism

– December 16, 2021

“The real lesson from this conference was how conservatives cannot hope to reconsider their views on political economy while held hostage to a possible Trump 2024 candidacy.” ~ James M. Patterson

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On Hayek’s “Kinds of Order in Society,” Part II

– December 15, 2021

“There are two kinds of order in society. It’s time we stopped glorifying and overestimating one, and ignoring the reality, or discounting the marvels, of the other.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Adam Smith on Self-Deceit

– December 7, 2021

“Bad men sustain delusions to deny their self-deceptions. Smithian liberalism limits the evils that delusional men can wreak, and it tends to contest and correct their delusions in the first instance.” ~ Daniel B. Klein

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On Hayek’s “Kinds of Order in Society,” Part I

– December 6, 2021

“In ‘Kinds of Order in Society,’ Hayek identified two categorically different kinds of orders – ‘spontaneous orders’ and ‘organizations’ – that are both common and useful to humans.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Woke Universities are Rousseau’s Children

– December 6, 2021

“In their furious effort to dictate what speech is and is not acceptable, universities like Michigan and Oklahoma have embraced Rousseau’s censorship, and therefore tyranny.” ~ Garion Frankel

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The Fire and the Dream

– November 24, 2021

“The Fire Is Upon Us goes deeply into Buckley’s and Baldwin’s longstanding positions on civil rights and race, thus acquainting us better with the full dimensions of the issue—probably the most consequential one of the whole brimming decade.” ~ David B. Frisk

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Who Was Buckley?

– November 24, 2021

“For the many nostalgic conservatives with strong emotional investments in Buckley, the fading of familiarity with him among his countrymen hurts a little, and should.” ~ David B. Frisk

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’Till Tireless Propaganda Tames’: C.S. Lewis’ Prescient Warning

– November 2, 2021

“Our government’s power is granted by us, for us, which is why government is limited and constitutionally forbidden from taking our individual, God-given rights. Hold the line and remember.” ~ Jon Sanders

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Adam Smith and Problems with the New Paternalism

– October 30, 2021

“Dynamic perspectives on welfare exacerbate the error-identification problem. If we ourselves are in the process of discovering our values, how can an external party possibly arrange our choices such that they make us better off as judged by ourselves?” ~ Erik Matson

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We at 100: The Case for Liberty

– October 27, 2021

“Yet Zamyatin leaves readers with hope, as valuable now as it was in 1921. As I-330 says, there is no final number, so ‘how can there be a final revolution? There is no final one. The number of revolutions is infinite.’ Even when liberty seems most at risk, it is never truly lost.” ~ Caroline Breashears

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