Carl P. Close
| Thursday October 3, 2019 at 10:34 AM PDT
James M. Buchanan (1919-2013), whose keen intellect helped launch the field of public choice and earned him a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1986, would have turned 100 years old today.
| Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 11:12 AM PST
There’s a Catch-22 in regard to efforts aimed at diminishing state domination and enlarging genuine liberty.
William J. Watkins, Jr.
| Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 1:33 PM PST
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton called for innovative solutions for what ails America. For the former it was a new fence on our southern border that will supposedly be funded by Mexico; for the latter it was free (i.e., taxpayer subsidized) college tuition. Fresh ideas, they told us, could “make America great again”...Read More »
| Monday February 8, 2016 at 2:45 PM PST
Americans have begun voting in the process to select the 44th person to succeed George Washington as President. Unfortunately, missing from the process have been the principles that animated Washington as America’s “indispensable man,” in historian Forrest MacDonald’s words. The character that made him “first in war, first in peace, and first in the...Read More »
David J. Theroux
| Saturday May 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM PDT
How can Americans overcome record government spending and debt, escalating healthcare costs, intrusive federal surveillance, endless wars, ongoing economic malaise, high unemployment, failing schools, and increasing abuses of civil and economic liberties? In this superb, new video from the recent, sold-out event sponsored by The Independent Institute and The Smith Center for Private Enterprise...Read More »
| Thursday March 7, 2013 at 11:31 AM PST
Senator Rand Paul’s thirteen-hour filibuster of Obama’s appointee for CIA chief, John Brennan, was the ninth longest filibuster in U.S. history, and unlike most such spectacles in U.S. history, it concerned fundamental, core issues of American liberty. It will go down in the history books as one of the very few great moments in...Read More »
David J. Theroux
| Sunday August 15, 2010 at 9:01 AM PDT
For decades, some Christians, both “conservative” and “liberal,” have unfortunately embraced an ill-conceived “progressive” (i.e., authoritarian) vision to wield intrusive government powers as an unquestionable and even sanctified calling for both domestic and international matters, abandoning the Christian, natural-law tradition in moral ethics and economics. In contrast, the Oxford/Cambridge scholar and best-selling author C....Read More »
Randall G. Holcombe
| Thursday November 5, 2009 at 12:12 PM PST
John Stossel (who’s leaving ABC to join the Fox Business Network) gave a well-received talk at my university yesterday titled “Freedom and Its Enemies.” Several times during the talk he referred to himself as a libertarian. Sometimes the libertarian label seems like a liability for people who are both (1) serious about substantially reducing...Read More »