Anything Peaceful The Welfare State Needs Abolition, Not "Reform"
Conservatives should fight to repeal, not streamline, the bloated welfare stateDoug Bandow May 5, 2015
Efficient income redistribution doesn’t make the process morally right, only less wasteful on its way to being wrong.
Anything Peaceful Keeping Native Americans in the Dark
The federal government puts obstacles in the way of natives' freedomB.K. Marcus Apr 30, 2015
No person or group needs their "affairs" managed by a federal bureau to achieve prosperity.
Anything Peaceful Baltimore and the Rights of the Poor
A city is a web of trust that is tied together by mutual respect for rightsJason Kuznicki Apr 30, 2015
For a long time, the networks of trust and expectation in the city of Baltimore have been fraying because of lack of trust in the legal order.
Anything Peaceful Baltimore: A Legacy of Failed State Experiments
The city got the full brunt of state coercion, decade after decadeJeffrey A. Tucker Apr 29, 2015
We are witnessing the terrible costs of a failed worldview.
Anything Peaceful Should We Jail “Deadbeat Dads”?
Making child support a criminal matter can be counterproductiveWalter Olson Apr 21, 2015
More force isn't always the answer to helping children; often, it becomes a vicious cycle.
Anything Peaceful 15 Supreme Court Decisions that Shredded the Constitution
When the Court traded law and liberty for political expediencySean J. Rosenthal Apr 20, 2015
From Slaughter-House to Obamacare, the Supreme Court has often abdicated its responsibility to limit state power.
Freeman Article Unemployment Benefits: The Government Gets What It Pays For
Have the perverse incentives been proved?Robert P. Murphy Feb 25, 2015
The surprisingly robust growth in the US economy in 2014 may have been due to the late 2013 decision by Congress to cease extensions of unemployment benefits. When the federal government stopped sending checks to people who remained unemployed, more of them found work.
Freeman Article Buffaloed by Hidden Taxes
Obamacare’s costs are starting to showD.W. MacKenzie Feb 24, 2015
All too many Americans are buffaloed by the hidden tax and regulatory costs that everyone pays.
Freeman Article Freedom and Whisky Go Together
Scottish secession is not about liberalization—yetIain Murray Sep 16, 2014
Scottish secession is not about liberalization per se, but an independent Scotland might have to rediscover Adam Smith.
Freeman Article Reclassifying a Classic
A Christmas Carol Does Not Support a Welfare StateDaniel Oliver Dec 24, 2013
A Christmas Carol remains a compelling story. But where it looks for salvation might surprise those who assume Dickens set out simply to indict business.