The health insurance premium hikes aren’t the worst surprise from the Affordable Care Act this year. Michael Cannon explains.
Why is the rest of Washington state considering closing the gap with Seattle’s very high minimum wage? Chris Cargill of the Washington Policy Center comments.
The Fourth Amendment is implicated when any government official wants to poke around in your house for no good reason. In Ohio, Maurice A. Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law is trying to fight it.
Swedish writer Hanna Marie Björklund discusses some labor and welfare problems as Sweden attempts to assimilate recent immigrants.
The decisions we make in the voting booth tend to be less informed and less decisive than the votes we cast with our feet. Ilya Somin, author of Democracy and Political Ignorance, explains.
Did the Citizens United decision make Michael Moore’s new film possible? Trevor Burrus comments.
The Universal Basic Income is an idea with many detractors. Charles Murray is not among them.
The new film Of Dogs and Men details several episodes in which police shoot family dogs. The film’s producer, Patrick Reasonover, says its all too common, but that police are beginning to recognize the scale of the problem.
Johan Norberg says human progress isn’t inevitable, but it’s worth examining just how much freedom has improved life on the planet. His new book is Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future.
Senator Mike Lee of Utah believes it’s more important than ever that Congress begin reasserting the powers that it has long delegated to the executive. He comments on the Electoral College in 2016 and criminal justice reform. Recorded in Park City, Utah.
The story of China’s move toward capitalism is still not well understood. Ning Wang of the Ronald Coase Institute says the future of Chinese development will hinge critically on a free market in ideas.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was supposed to wield broad, relatively unaccountable powers on behalf of consumers. There’s just one problem with that, according to a federal appeals court. Mark Calabria comments on the ruling.
Lawrence W. Reed’s new book details examples of how heroes are made. The book is Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character, and Conviction.
There wasn’t much, but the small bit of foreign policy substance in the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was illuminating. Chris Preble comments.
Abstract: How accurate is Kevin Carson’s characterization of “freed” markets? Carson, a left-libertarian “free market anti-capitalist,” portrays free markets as so radically different from actually-existing markets that they are almost unrecognizable. In The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low Overhead Manifesto, he provides an alternative history of industrialization that argues that large-scale industrial organization and production are largely […]
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“Denial” is the single word that the Reason Foundation’s Peter Constant uses to describe the attitude many state governments have taken toward pension finance problems.
Abstract: Libertarian Quandaries is a slim volume of tight reasoning that makes a resolute case for libertarianism. Libertarianism is “the social philosophy that identifies individual liberty as the most fundamental social value, and by extension treats moral cooperation as the only morally permissible form of social interaction.” More specifically, the book is a compendium of concise rebuttals to […]
Abstract: Libertarian Quandaries is a slim volume of tight reasoning that makes a resolute case for libertarianism. Libertarianism is “the social philosophy that identifies individual liberty as the most fundamental social value, and by extension treats moral cooperation as the only morally permissible form of social interaction.” More specifically, the book is a compendium of concise rebuttals […]
A three-year fight over free political speech in Wisconsin has come to an end. Eric O’Keefe was among the so-called “John Does” under investigation.
The Affordable Care Act doubled down on the trend toward giving federal agencies broad latitude to determine what a statute actually means. Josh Blackman is author of Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power.
Time has effectively run out on federal criminal justice reform in 2016. So says Greg Newburn of Families Against Mandatory Minimums.
Education Savings Accounts in Nevada are constitutional, but the funding mechanism is not. So says the Nevada Supreme Court. Jason Bedrick explains what should happen next. (Recorded September 30, 2016)
Evan Bernick is author of the lead essay in this month’s Cato Unbound.