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Who Would Build Our Roads Without Government? Apparently, Domino’s Pizza

Who Would Build Our Roads Without Government? Apparently, Domino’s Pizza

We can now rest easy knowing that the next time we are accosted with the infamous question about roads, we can look to Domino’s as a beacon of free-market innovation of a public good.

Why the Alt-Right is Against Capitalism

Why the Alt-Right is Against Capitalism

The alt-right’s turn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive.

Americans Say Government is America’s Biggest Problem, Gallup Poll Finds

Americans Say Government is America’s Biggest Problem, Gallup Poll Finds

A new Gallup poll found that Americans' feelings on one issue are strikingly similar to those from a poll taken during the Watergate era.

Why We Shouldn't Confuse Philanthropy and Welfare

Why We Shouldn't Confuse Philanthropy and Welfare

Friedrich Hayek was right to voice caution against using coercion to achieve a 'greater good'.

Black Markets Are Saving Lives in North Korea

Black Markets Are Saving Lives in North Korea

Black markets remain a crucial element of survival for many North Koreans today.

Climate Science and Politics Don't Mix

Climate Science and Politics Don't Mix

Are we doomed to mix politics and climate science?

Not Every Tragedy Has a Political Solution

Not Every Tragedy Has a Political Solution

Tragedies are made worse by the inevitable politicization that starts the instant that the news hits.

Was C.S. Lewis a Libertarian?

Was C.S. Lewis a Libertarian?

The writings of C.S. Lewis display a belief in limited government and a distrust of government-enforced morality.

Benjamin Constant: The Greatest French Libertarian Thinker You've Never Heard Of

Benjamin Constant: The Greatest French Libertarian Thinker You've Never Heard Of

October 25 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of the man Isaiah Berlin characterized as “the most eloquent of all defenders of freedom and privacy.”

IMF Head Muses On the End of Banking, Triumph of Digital Currencies

IMF Head Muses On the End of Banking, Triumph of Digital Currencies

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, says the problems with cryptocurrency are quite fixable.

Here’s How Much Money the NFL Rakes in From Taxpayers

Here’s How Much Money the NFL Rakes in From Taxpayers

Only a handful of NFL and other major league teams use privately-financed venues to host their games.

The Power of Making Friends with Ideological Enemies

The Power of Making Friends with Ideological Enemies

Soul musician Daryl Davis can be a model for how to change people’s minds.

How Price Gouging Helped My Family during a Storm

How Price Gouging Helped My Family during a Storm

Many people view higher prices during times of emergency as an affront to basic decency. But here's what they are missing.

The Broken-Window Fallacy Is Alive and Well, Hurricane Harvey Proves

The Broken-Window Fallacy Is Alive and Well, Hurricane Harvey Proves

Claims that Hurricane Harvey will be a 'net benefit' prove that old fallacies die hard. 

Militarization Makes Police More Violent

Militarization Makes Police More Violent

Researchers from Harvard, Stanford, Cincinnati, and Gardner-Webb concluded that the Pentagon’s 1033 weapons program made departments more likely to engage in deadly violence.

Five Ways the Charlottesville Marches Backfired

Five Ways the Charlottesville Marches Backfired

It’s a rule of social and political movements that they cannot fully control the outcome of their efforts.

I Don't Want Anyone Forced to Bake Me a Cake

I Don't Want Anyone Forced to Bake Me a Cake

Once the government decides what one business must do, it can decide what all businesses must do.

Milton Friedman Was Right to Call Them 'Government Schools'

Milton Friedman Was Right to Call Them 'Government Schools'

Happy Birthday, Mr. Friedman. May your legacy endure.

Does Britain Have the World’s Best Health System?

Does Britain Have the World’s Best Health System?

The Brits are quite proud of their healthcare system. But is the care all it's cracked up to be?

How to Lose Every Argument

How to Lose Every Argument

No matter how evil or good, uninformed or smart I think you are, if I had your experiences, I could be in your position. I may very well have become you and held your views.

The Libertarian Edition of 'Game of Thrones'

The Libertarian Edition of 'Game of Thrones'

As HBO's blockbuster series Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season, Reason offers its own freedom-filled parody. 

Are Seat Belts Making You Less Safe?

Are Seat Belts Making You Less Safe?

We are always at risk whenever we get on a bike or sit behind the wheel, so a biker or a driver may be willing to conduct these activities more recklessly in exchange for getting to his destination more quickly.

In Groundbreaking Decision, DC Court Orders IRS to Return Money to Victims

In Groundbreaking Decision, DC Court Orders IRS to Return Money to Victims

If upheld, the ruling against agency user fees holds promise as a tool against executive branch overreach. The Court ruled that occupational licensing was outside the IRS’s Congressional authority, per a 2014 ruling.    

Hilariously Truthful Defense of Waffle House Goes Viral

Hilariously Truthful Defense of Waffle House Goes Viral

Humankind struggled mightily for 150,000 years just to get the next meal. Now Waffle House gives it to us whenever we want.

How Many Libertarians Are There?

How Many Libertarians Are There?

The answer depends on the method you use. 

Repealing Occupational-Licensing Laws Will Reduce Crime

Repealing Occupational-Licensing Laws Will Reduce Crime

Repealing unnecessary occupational licensing laws is a better way to help people with criminal records get jobs than the failed alternatives local governments have tried recently.

Five Essential Hacks for Summer

Five Essential Hacks for Summer

Why is it important to do these things? Because they make your life better. But there is another reason.

The Afghanistan Quagmire Never Ends. Why?

The Afghanistan Quagmire Never Ends. Why?

Today, we mostly try not to think about this war, unless a friend or family member is directly affected by it.

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