Liberty

Why We Should Let People Sell their Blood

Ontario has made blood donation a holy sacrament, but that's a grave mistake.

- October 09, 2015

Conservatives Give Up on "Judicial Restraint"

The left is worried about judges who actually try to protect rights and find out the truth about government policies.

- October 06, 2015

Okay, Let's Regulate Guns like Cars

One gun control argument says it's just common sense to treat guns like cars; what would that imply? 

- October 05, 2015

Controlling Immigration Means Controlling Everyone

Like Apartheid, internal immigration enforcement threatens everyone's freedom, not just the targeted group's.

- October 01, 2015

A Radical Libertarian in the British Parliament

“Sooner or later,” wrote Auberon Herbert, “every institution has to answer the challenge, ‘Are you founded on justice? Are you for or against the liberty of men?’”

- October 01, 2015

Why Don't All Sandwiches Cost $1,500?

A guy decided to make a sandwich from scratch, and it cost him six months of work and over $1,500.

- September 28, 2015

Chinese Women Give Birth in the US to Thwart the One-Child Policy

Anti-immigration groups want to help Chinese population control by prosecuting women who escape it.

- September 24, 2015

Are Prisoners Who Make Low Wages Being Exploited?

The normal logic of win-win market exchanges between employer and employee may not apply in prison.

- September 24, 2015

What War and Terror Do to Principles

Abdo Roumani describes his time in a region being torn apart by war. His principles start to fade with the distant memories of peace and pluralism in Damascus, the city he loves.

- September 21, 2015

"I Don't Agree with His Bart-Killing Policy, but I Do Approve of His Selma-Killing Policy"

Politics makes us choose bundles of totally unrelated policies, forcing voters to endorse policies they hate. 

- September 16, 2015

Can Civil Disobedience Kill the Regulatory Goliath?

Charles Murray wants to business owners to refuse to cooperate with the state, but will it work?

- September 15, 2015

Blogging about Cops Is Not a Crime – Even If You're on Probation

A Nevada man was sent back to prison for posting a blog "disparaging" a public official. 

In Utah, It's a Felony to Say "I Do" more than Once

You can go to prison for decades for saying that you're "spiritually married" to multiple people. 

- September 04, 2015

Government Can't Censor Content (Even If It's "For Your Own Good")

The First Amendment prohibits “abridging the freedom of speech” — even if the state promises that curbing speech is for our own good.

- September 04, 2015

"Ignorance of the Law" Is a Great Excuse if the Law Is Incomprehensible

Justice is impossible if average people can't be expected to understand the law. 

- September 02, 2015

Can the Feds Freeze Your Assets so You Can't Hire a Lawyer to Fight Them Freezing Your Assets?

Can the government take your stuff before you're convicted to prevent you from mounting a defense? 

- August 28, 2015

How Many Children Are You Required to Save?

Peter Singer's famous argument is based on a flawed analogy. 

- August 28, 2015

A Deadly Caution: How the Precautionary Principle Is Killing Patients

What the FDA is really providing is information, and we don’t need product bans to convey information.

- August 27, 2015

Washington's Convenient Relationships with Dictators

Policymakers seem to favor even brutal and corrupt authoritarian allies over unpredictable democratic regimes.

 

- August 24, 2015

Why Wouldn't You Save a Drowning Child?

How do we make sure aid efforts do the most good and the least harm?

- August 24, 2015

When Judges Quit Protecting Liberty

The rational basis test is an excuse for the courts abandon their duty to judge the law and uncover the truth.

- August 20, 2015

Is the "Libertarian Moment" Over?

The impact of libertarian ideas and the sea-change in public opinion aren't going anywhere. 

- August 17, 2015

"Excuse Me, Professor": Larry Reed on the Tom Woods Show

Lawrence Reed talks with Tom Woods about FEE's new book: Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism.

- August 12, 2015

When Should Jurors Should Acquit the Guilty

In a world where almost everyone is a criminal, prosecution is already arbitrary. Jury nullification can serve as a last check on unjust laws and unfair prosecutions. 

- August 11, 2015

Two-Thirds of Americans Oppose Cutting Legal Immigration

Americans overwhelmingly support admitting legal immigrant workers.

- August 11, 2015

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