Vicki Alger | Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 10:16 AM PDT | Comments Off on Florida Becomes First State to Offer Student Safety Scholarships
No parent should have to play “Mother, may I” with the state or federal government to enroll their child in a school they think is safe.
Tags: Constitution, Education, Liberty, Nanny State, Personal Liberty, Politics, school choice, school safety, The State
Robert Higgs | Friday March 16, 2018 at 2:04 PM PDT | Comments Off on Give Freedom a Chance
Freedom is an ongoing process.
Tags: Free Market, free society, Freedom, Liberty, Peace, Robert Higgs
Lawrence J. McQuillan | Thursday March 15, 2018 at 5:49 PM PDT | Comments Off on Free Market Think Tanks, Persuasion, and Big Data
Can free market think tanks do a better job of persuading people?
Tags: active learning, Barack Obama, behavioral economics, big data, curiosity, Discrimination, Evan Soltas, Free market think tanks, Freedom, google, Google search data, Liberty, marketing funnel, Muslims, neuroscience, persuasion, Robert Heinlein, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, storytelling, Terrorism, terrorists, tolerance
Mary Theroux | Monday March 12, 2018 at 11:09 AM PDT | Comments Off on The Gender Gap: Discrimination or Choice?
If you were to learn that the way to achieve gender wage parity is to build a less gender-equal society, would you be in favor of it?
Tags: Equal Pay for Equal Work, equality, free to choose, gender equality, Gender Wage Gap, Liberty, STEM, women's liberation, women's rights
Robert Higgs | Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 11:12 AM PDT | Comments Off on A Catch-22 in Organizing for the Pursuit of Liberty
There’s a Catch-22 in regard to efforts aimed at diminishing state domination and enlarging genuine liberty.
Tags: government, Liberty, limited government, political movement, Robert Higgs
Robert Higgs | Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 10:20 AM PDT | Comments Off on Roving Bandit, Stationary Bandit, and Income Tax
Many libertarians have embraced the slogan “taxation is theft.”
Tags: extortion, Income Tax, IRS, Liberty, Mancur Olson, Socialism, statism, tax collector, Taxes
Vicki Alger | Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 9:43 AM PDT | Comments Off on Enabling California K-12 Students to Thrive through Education Savings Accounts
California is an innovation leader in lots of areas except one: K-12 education. Enacting education savings accounts (ESAs) would help. As I detail in a new policy report, California’s public-school system, which largely rations education based on where a child’s parents can afford to live, is a relic of a bygone era. Such a...
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Tags: California, Education, ESA, Liberty, parental choice, Personal Liberty, school choice
Vernon Smith | Friday October 6, 2017 at 8:25 AM PDT | Comments Off on The Core of the Classical Liberal Tradition: Adam Smith’s Concept of Justice
One of the best-known quotations from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations (1776) defines natural liberty: “Every man, as long as he does not violate the laws of justice, is left perfectly free to pursue his own interest his own way, and to bring both his industry and capital into competition with those of...
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Tags: Adam Smith, classical liberalism, Free Market, invisible hand, justice, Liberty, Natural Law, natural liberty, Nobel Prize, Scottish Enlightenment, The Wealth of Nations
Randall Holcombe | Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 9:18 AM PDT | Comments Off on Sanctuary Cities and Recreational Marijuana
Sanctuary cities deliberately refer to themselves using this confrontational terminology, indicating that they provide a sanctuary for those who are in the country illegally. They do so by refusing to aid the federal government in enforcing federal immigration law. Sanctuary cities could be less confrontational if they dropped the terminology and simply said they...
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Tags: Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice, Law, Liberty, marijuana, Personal Liberty, Politics, Sanctuary Cities, The State
Vicki Alger | Thursday August 24, 2017 at 11:25 AM PDT | Comments Off on Localize, Don’t Federalize, Educational Choice
Parental choice in education has many advantages, as we see in the growing majority of states with choice programs. Yet using the federal government to expand educational choice is risky, as The Heritage Foundation’s Linsdey Burke, The Cato Institute’s Neal McCluskey, and I explain in our Washington Post editorial. The Trump administration has made clear that it wants to...
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Tags: D.C. Vouchers, Education, education savings accounts, ESAs, higher education, Liberty, parental choice, Personal Liberty, Politics, Presidential Power, Regulation, school choice, school vouchers, tax credit scholarships, vouchers