Angus Burgin's video of his keynote address at the first annual workshop on political economy.
The latest episode of EconTalk is Mike Munger on cultural norms...
Can the US Hold China Responsible for the Pandemic?
Classical liberals and libertarians, especially those who admire the works of the famous legal theorists and economist F.A. Hayek, are fond of pointing out that a free society requires the rule of law...
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
The other day I sought a respite from current events by re-reading some of the writings of 18th century British statesman Edmund Burke...
The American dream isn’t just about riches. Even in the twenty-first century, it’s still about freedom.
Several years ago I participated in a colloquium whose title was something like “Advancing Technology: Thinking Outside the Box.” The presentations ranged from the ever-more imaginative uses of robots (fascinating) to irrigating the Sahara Desert for growing crops that by mid-century could sustain the planet’s burgeoning population (unconvincing).
During the 1932 presidential campaign President Herbert Hoover told the nation that “the proposals of our opponents represent a profound change in American life…” Hoover argued that the policies being advocated by his opponent, New York Democrat Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, “represent a radical departure from the foundations of 150 years which have made this the greatest nation in the world.” He understood, rather prophetically, that the campaign was “more than a contest between two parties. It is a contest between two philosophies of government.” In fact, Hoover warned that the result of the election meant “deciding the direction our nation will take over a century to come.”
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .
What do black Americans need in order to get ahead? A truly free market. By Walter E. Williams.
This clash of candidates is not about policies but about visions—and conservatives see more clearly. By Bruce S. Thornton.
James Kirchick on Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders by Jason Riley
Bit by bit, courts are being forced to ponder the laws and licenses that stifle people’s freedom to work. By Clint Bolick.
As a scholar and a black American, Walter E. Williams has always been his own map. By Nick Gillespie.
Reforming current legal immigration and refugee legislation.
The face of twenty-first-century slavery