Political Theory


Smart Questions About Rights

A. Barton Hinkle asks some very smart questions in his newspaper column “Debates of 2010 Raised More Questions.” Treating the failure to take someone’s money away from him as if…

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Freedom of Movement — A Human Right

Some countries don’t allow it internally; almost no country allows true freedom of movement externally (passports are required). Most people don’t think about it, but the US has essentially required…

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Wow. Russia’s propaganda channel on….communism

From Russia Today It reminds me of other utterly crazy and despicable attempts to dust off communist tyranny and try it “one more time”: for example, G. A. Cohen on…

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Happy 101st Year, Ronald Coase!

The great lawyer/economist Ronald Coase is cruising into his 101st year. His 100th birthday was a few days ago (December 30, 2010) and he is still at work teaching economics,…

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Gutsy….

I don’t recommend this sort of thing, but I think it’s good that police officers know that they shouldn’t arrest people for mocking bureaucrats, and that as public officials, they…

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Some Applebaumian Wisdom

Washington Post: “A government of the people’s every wish?” If you don’t live in this country all of the time, and I don’t, here is what you notice when you…

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The Hayek Interviews — You’ve Got to Watch

The Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala, which is a real world leader in online education and media, has just released the full Hayek interviews organized by Armen Alchian of UCLA…

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Is the State Necessary for Freedom and Security?

My opening remarks (limited to no more than 5 minutes!) on the case against the state at FreedomFest: The Case for Ordered Liberty Without States Just got in to my…

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Freedom Fest, State-Debate, Book Signing, Japan, Philippines, China, Cato University, Greece….

I’m off to Las Vegas for meetings, for FreedomFest, where I’ll debate on the question of “Anarchy vs. Limited Government” and sign copies of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and…

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The One Ring

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

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