Daniel Bier is contributing editor of the Foundation for Economic Education and executive editor of The Skeptical Libertarian blog.
His work has appeared in Newsweek, the Freeman, the Volokh Conspiracy, the Commentator, Kyiv Post, and elsewhere. His work on guns, crime, and policing has been cited in the Washington Post and the Tampa Bay Times's Politifact.
He writes on issues related to science, civil liberties, and economic freedom.
This is not an America that most of us recognize.
The demands read like recycled Bernie Sanders campaign literature, hitting everything from climate change to bank regulation — but barely touching policing.
We don't know the answer — but it's probably not violent crime, trust in police, or bulletproof vests.
Cops are less likely to be shot, killed, assaulted, or injured today than ever before; here's why that matters.
"And go he should, if he were the Devil himself, until he broke the law!"
Safety is a necessary but not sufficient condition for life.
"I felt the first time the first woman had a chance to say no to war, she should say it."
Surrendering on the welfare state will not save the libertarian project — it will abandon it to incoherence.
Taxpayers have forked over trillions to subsidize transit, and the results are an expensive embarrassment.
But we're raising it to $15 an hour anyway, because of something about "living in a moral community."
Yes, really, they actually did this.
Below the surface, the Middle East and North Africa are experiencing a radical transformation.
The person with the most expensive microphone doesn't always get their way.
Asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton quipped, “Because that’s where the money is.”
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