I’m pleased to announce the publication of the second item from the Molinari Institute’s new POD publishing program. This one is my own Rituals of Freedom: Libertarian Themes in Early Confucianism, a book-length expansion of a much shorter article I wrote in 2003.
Here’s the summary:
When scholars look for anticipations of libertarian […]
Mike Munger maintains that libertarians should stop being reflexively opposed to government; should recognise that in some instances, it is possible that the State is useful for advancing liberty; and should give empirical claims about consequences … a central place in the debate. But he warns that this will require libertarians to actually … […]
Since my last post here on libertarianism and Basic Income Guarantees (BIGs), I’ve written a few more pieces on the topic over at Libertarianism.org. Now that the holidays are over, I thought I’d link to them here, and also link and briefly respond to some of the discussion that’s […]
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels famously wrote “A Communist Manifesto” in anticipation of an imminent earthquake in world politics. Of course, in 1848, that seemed plausible. A number of people have written some version of a “Libertarian Manifesto,” often with an analogous forecast of the eschaton for the state. (Two of the best are
The essay has been taken by some people to be an unequivocal defense of the basic income on libertarian grounds. But I’m […]
One of the topics toward the end of a recent week-long discussion of Hayek was the phenomenon we named the “Even Hayek…” Problem. This is when people criticize libertarians and free market types more generally by pointing to the various tasks Hayek thought were legitimate functions of government and then say “See? Even Hayek thought […]