January/February 2013

Volume 63, 2013

Max Borders discusses rational mysticism, while Troy Camplin outlines a theory of social evolution and what it means for the individual; Faisal Moghul explains how the State has made privacy a thing of the past; Larry Reed says the last year ending in 13 was rather unlucky; Gary Galles looks at how labor law violates freedom of association; and much, much more. 


Spiral Dynamics: An Overview

JANUARY 07, 2013 by

Our civilizations change over time. But what about our psychologies? According to one theory of human development, despite our individual natures, we are malleable enough to become more complex people within more complex societies. And libertarians can lead the way.

A Cure for Obamacare: From Canada with Love

JANUARY 03, 2013 by

Obamacare is coming online. A Canadian friend warns us about the problems and perils of socializing medicine.

Sustainability vs. Local Knowledge

DECEMBER 19, 2012 by

Before heading overseas to teach people in poor countries how to farm, rich-world people infatuated with sustainability should take a moment to consider who is more likely to know best how to provide for their own needs and wants.

How Government Makes Us Fatter

DECEMBER 28, 2012 by

Subsidies, tariffs, and a succession of contradictory (sometimes counterproductive) guidelines have combined to give Americans an obesity problem we can't seem to kick.

Unions: Freedom of Coercive Association?

JANUARY 08, 2013 by

Labor law allows unions to impose themselves even on workers and employers who do not want to associate with them. That's not freedom of association, it's coercion and extortion, says Gary Galles.

Climate Consensus: Do Little for Now

DECEMBER 27, 2012 by

We're better off trying to build a wealthier world than spending resources to rein in greenhouse gases.

The Death of Privacy

JANUARY 04, 2013 by

The post-9/11 surveillance State trumps even the most egregious abuses of power by the British Crown and violates everyone's rights on a continual basis.


Why Capitalism?

DECEMBER 17, 2012 by

A review of Allan Meltzer's Why Capitalism? by Bruce Yandle.

Markets Not Capitalism

JANUARY 09, 2013 by , ,

Matt Zwolinski reviews Markets Not Capitalism, edited by Gary Chartier and Charles W. Johnson

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