What are the constitutional issues raised when a government can put someone, even a registered sex offender, behind bars simply for making use of social media? David Post comments on the Packingham case that goes before the Supreme Court next year.
Does occupational licensing hamper ex cons who want to be productive members of society? Stephen A. Slivinski of Arizona State has some new research on the subject.
How customers get eyeglasses in South Carolina could be undergoing a big change, but not if the incumbent industry can help it. Robert McNamara of the Institute for Justice discusses the case.
How should the Federal Reserve clear the way for competitive currencies? Jim Grant is publisher of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer. We spoke during Cato’s monetary conference in November.
Heather Ann Thompson discusses Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.
Opposition to liberty isn’t always rooted in mere ignorance. It’s often rooted in a school of thought that opposes liberty. Tom G. Palmer discusses the new thinkers who are working to make intolerance respectable again.
How should libertarians broaden their understanding of the world beyond mere policy responses? Into what fields should libertarians extend methodological individualism? Anthony Comegna and Steve Horwitz comment.
The “midnight regulating” that marks the end of every presidential administration is in full swing. But even much of the regulating done over the past several months can be undone quickly in the opening weeks of a Trump Administration. Other regulatory…
Abstract: Arguments for handgun ownership typically appeal to handguns’ value as an effective means of self-protection. Against this, critics argue that private ownership of handguns leads to more social harm than it prevents. Both sides make powerful arguments, and in the absence of a reasonable consensus regarding the merits of gun ownership, David DeGrazia proposes […]