Over at Reason, I am part of a symposium on what Will Ruger and Jason Sorens are calling “virtue libertarianism,” which they contrast with what they call “libertine libertarianism.” Their opening essay has responses from me, Deirdre McCloskey, and Katherine Mangu-Ward. This is probably of interest to BHL readers, but whatever you do, you […]
(Co-authored with Sarah Skwire)
Judge Aaron Persky recently gave convicted rapist Brock Turner a six month sentence, to be served at a county jail. Despite the fact that Turner was caught in the act by two witnesses, and despite the clear medical evidence testifying to the violence of his crimes, and despite the jury’s unanimous […]
Here’s me at the Wall Street Journal in the June 8th issue talking about the role of the private sector in providing disaster relief during the For McMurray fire:
“Tristin Hopper of the National Post gathered the figures: The oil companies provided free food and shelter to over 25,000 people. When the fires cut […]
I have been thinking a lot about the misunderstandings of Hayek’s “The Use of Knowledge in Society” essay. Below I offer what I think is a quick summary of his argument that stresses both the importance of private property and the price system as jointly necessary for economic coordiation.
1. Knowledge IS decentralized in that each […]
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is accepting fellowship applications for a variety of programs: the PhD Fellowship (deadline Feb 1), MA fellowship (Mar 1), Smith fellowship (Mar 15), and Bastiat fellowship (Apr 1).
You can learn more about these programs here. The Mercatus Center is doing terrific work with students both at […]
Sarah Skwire and I, along with a group of friends, have started a new project and associated website: Scholars Without Borders. I reprint our statement of purpose immediately below and follow with a couple of comments.
The movement to Boycott, Divest from, and Sanction (BDS) Israel by shutting down intellectual exchange with […]