Tag: Liberty

Give Freedom a Chance »

Freedom is an ongoing process.

Free Market Think Tanks, Persuasion, and Big Data »

Can free market think tanks do a better job of persuading people?

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?

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.

Roving Bandit, Stationary Bandit, and Income Tax »

Many libertarians have embraced the slogan “taxation is theft.”

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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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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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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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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Tax Reform V: Eliminate the Estate Tax »

The estate tax amounts to a penalty on the heirs of those who have accumulated wealth over their lifetimes. It raises less than 1% of federal revenues, so it provides almost no benefit to anybody, but imposes a big cost on a few. There are many ways for the wealthy to avoid the estate...
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