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Everything You Need to Know about Libertarianism, in a Venn Diagram

I wrote a couple of days ago about a global ranking showing which nations enjoy the most personal and economic freedom. Surprisingly, European nations dominated the top 20, which suggests (given the depressing amount of statism in Europe) that libertarians have a lot of work to do if we want good liberty-oriented role models for […]

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Enough Said

  And remember, always It is the Soldier It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is […]

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John Stossel, Paul Krugman, and the Washington Swamp

If you ask what worries me about the incoming Trump Administration, I’ll immediately point to a bunch of policy issues. Will Trump be too timid to deal with the huge entitlement problem? Will Trump do a business-as-usual pork-filled infrastructure deal? Will Trump’s tax cut be feasible without concomitant spending discipline? Others, though, are more focused […]

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Cardiff University, Chicago, and Purdue

None of those schools is very good at American football, lately. But they are good at something else, they are good at freedom, especially of speech. Jonathon Turley is one of the most passionate about free speech, real free speech. Maybe he picked it up at the University of Chicago, where he studied, as I […]

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When Donald Trump Speaks, Entirely Different People Listen

When you compare the better known lines of Barack Obama and Donald Trump, they may sound similar. But they aren’t. We have eight full years of Obama’s …

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, which Nation Has the Most Total Freedom of All?

Libertarians are sometimes described as people who don’t want the government to interfere in either the bedroom or boardroom, which is a shorthand way of saying that there should be both personal freedom and economic freedom. Based on this preference for liberty and a desire to avoid government coercion, what’s the most libertarian nation in […]

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