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The Philosophy of Liberty

The Philosophy of Liberty

Written by Ken Schoolland
Taxation Is Theft

Taxation Is Theft

By The Pholosopher
The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

By Chris Allison
Tocqueville's Fear of Democracy: Soft Despotism

Tocqueville’s Fear of Democracy: Soft Despotism

Alexis de Tocqueville feared that Americans would willingly give up freedom for a “soft despotism.”
What You Should Know About Drug Prohibition

What You Should Know About Drug Prohibition

In its history, America has experienced two major periods of drug prohibition. This first was the Federal alcohol prohibition from 1920-1933. The second is the current war on drugs, which began in 1971.
How Mercantilism Started the American Revolution

How Mercantilism Started the American Revolution

The British Empire’s mercantilist plan backfired — and led to the American Revolution.
What If There Were No Prices? Railroad Thought Experiment

What If There Were No Prices? Railroad Thought Experiment

To appreciate why market prices are essential to human well-being, consider what a fix we would be in without them.
Education vs. Schooling

Education vs. Schooling

Did high school ever feel somewhat like a prison? Did it ever feel like being in a machine that had its own purposes and goals separate from yours? This feeling is not uncommon, and an examination of the development of the school explains why.
This Professor Will Challenge Your Perspective on Free Speech

This Professor Will Challenge Your Perspective on Free Speech

Professor Deirdre McCloskey complicates the understanding of free speech by associating this freedom with the ancient Greek word for persuasion: rhetoric.
Insurance Makes Healthcare Far More Expensive

Insurance Makes Healthcare Far More Expensive

Insurance was originally designed only for catastrophic cases, not regular checkups - John Stossel makes the case that we should pay for own healthcare.
Ron Paul's Farewell Speech to Congress

Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech to Congress

Ron Paul spent over 30 years in congress fighting for Liberty. Watch his entire farewell speech here.
Why Read Tocqueville?

Why Read Tocqueville?

What can a nineteenth-century Frenchman teach us about modern America? Author James Poulos presents his case for reading Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America."
Martin Luther King - "I have a Dream" Speech

Martin Luther King – “I have a Dream” Speech

Delivered on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to over 250,000 people.
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on
The Mind

The Mind

An inspirational and profound speech from the late philosopher Alan Watts.
The Dream of Life

The Dream of Life

An inspirational and profound speech from the late philosopher Alan Watts.
Live Fully Now

Live Fully Now

An inspirational and profound speech from the late philosopher Alan Watts.
Don't Be PC. Be Polite!

Don’t Be PC. Be Polite!

“There’s an argument that “political correctness” is just a bogeyman term invented to lash out against polite society without seeming crude or uncivil. That what we call “political correctness” is actually politeness, and we just don’t wanna be polite! But this is just plain wrong. There’s a difference between being
What If Our Constitution Were Written Like Campus Speech Codes?

What If Our Constitution Were Written Like Campus Speech Codes?

College administrators have used speech codes to prohibit biased speech, disrespectful speech, and “inappropriately directed laughter,” and to restrict all questionable speech to “free speech zones.” The University of California System has decided that statements like “America is a melting pot” or “America is the land of opportunity” are examples
Is Offensive Speech Good For Society?

Is Offensive Speech Good For Society?

In order for society to progress, hateful and offensive speech should not be censored. Freedom of expression must be protected.
Why We NEED Academic Freedom

Why We NEED Academic Freedom

The ability to freely pursue knowledge and inquiry on campus—is under attack, and it’s important for students to push back.
The War On Drugs Is A Failure

The War On Drugs Is A Failure

When you create a system that leads to mass incarceration, a network of international crime, and funds terrorism-- without accomplishing what it set out to accomplish-- that program should probably be revisited.
3 Absurd Reasons for Banning Drugs

3 Absurd Reasons for Banning Drugs

Did you know the war on drugs is founded on racist principles? Prof. Stephen Davies shows the historical thought process behind banning drugs
Why Are So Many Violent Criminals Walking Free?

Why Are So Many Violent Criminals Walking Free?

Fewer than half of all violent crimes were resolved in 2011, but over 7 million people are serving time in U.S. prisons. The majority of prisoners were arrested on drug charges, and 81 percent of those are in prison for simple possession.
US Prison Population: The Largest in the World

US Prison Population: The Largest in the World

The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world—more even than China or Russia.