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Arizona Takes Asset Forfeiture to a Despicable New Low

Arizona seizes innocent people's property and then threatens them with crippling fees if they try to challenge it. 

- October 07, 2015

AMC’s "Halt and Catch Fire" Is Capitalism's Finest Hour

The show is a vibrant look at the early PC industry, but it's also about entrepreneurship and innovation.

- 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? 

- 1:00 PM

The Man Who Sowed the Seeds of Puerto Rico’s Collapse

Crisis leads to more government, which leads to more crisis. What was always bankrupt morally finally goes bankrupt economically.

- July 31, 2015

He Beat the IRS in Court, But They Won't Make Him Whole

The government wastes more money each second than it would cost to compensate this asset forfeiture victim, but they're fighting it tooth and nail. 

- July 30, 2015

Don't Agree with Boston's Mayor? No Permits for You!

Boston's mayor again uses regulation to retaliate against political speech. 

- July 20, 2015

Watch the IRS Rob a Convenience Store

Watch this blood-boiling encounter between government thugs and an innocent shop owner.

- July 17, 2015

Liberty and Equality Are Not Only Right. They Are Good for Us.

Liberty and equality are not just moral rights: they are crucial to human flourishing.

Money Will Be Digital — But Will It Be Free?

The future will not be a choice between paper money and cryptocurrency. It will be a choice between two competing visions of digital money: one free, one authoritarian.

Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market

Progressives have made their bed, but they can't afford to lie in it. 

- June 29, 2015

SCOTUS Says You Can Be Held Liable for Unintentional Discrimination

Cities and landlords can now be sued no matter what they do (or even try to do).

- June 26, 2015

Libertarians, Altruism, and Peter Singer

Effective altruism requires actually doing good, not just feeling good.

- June 25, 2015

Ten Years After Kelo v. New London

The ruling gutted property rights and undermined the Constitution.

- June 23, 2015

What Can the Government Steal? Anything It Pays For.

The raisin decision was good news, but it didn’t go far enough by actually limiting what government can take from citizens.

- June 23, 2015

The New Paganism? The Case against Pope Francis’s Green Encyclical

The worship of nature (as a cloak for hatred of capitalism) once again becomes a part of the religion.

- June 22, 2015

Supreme Court: Government Has to Pay if It Takes Your Stuff

The government can’t seize farmer’s crops without paying just compensation.

- June 22, 2015

Airport Pirates Loot a College Student’s Life Savings

Police at one regional airport took $530,000 from travelers who were never charged with a crime.

- June 18, 2015

Nanoaggressions: Testing the Limits of Libertarian Legal Doctrine

Arthur Firstenberg’s real-life lawsuit against his neighbor’s “radiation” tests the limits of libertarian legal doctrine.

- June 17, 2015

Trans Pacific Partnership Is about Control, Not Free Trade

The trade agreement is a trojan horse for exporting US special interests' agenda abroad. 

- June 04, 2015

5 Huge Supreme Court Decisions this Month

SCOTUS will be laying down the law on five key areas this month. 

- June 03, 2015

Kelo: How Politicians Stole Her Home and Gave It to Pfizer (Who Destroyed It for Nothing)

The strange, sad story of how a momentous legal case arose from unlikely origins and shocked the nation.

- June 02, 2015

Luxury and Louis CK's Really Evil Life

Peter Singer and Bernie Sanders think it's wrong to have luxuries while people are starving; they're wrong about that.

- June 01, 2015

Libertarians Should Care about America's Ban on Immigration

Restrictions on immigration are big government at its worst: over-militarization, over-criminalization, over-regulation, anti-market, and anti-liberty.

- May 21, 2015

Insuring John Galt?

Charles Murray argues for mass civil disobedience to stupid and unpopular regulations – because there's safety in numbers.

- May 14, 2015

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