A brief note on The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. I really had high expectations for this book, written as it was by a dream team of Cato (Robert A. Levy) and Institute for Justice (Wiliam H. Mellor) authors.  Add in a forward by Richard A. Epstein, […]

Hans Hermann-Hoppe has interesting essay out, The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative which explores a quote from Hayek: While the events of the past are the source of the experience of the human race, their opinions are determined not by the objective facts but by the records and interpretations to which they have […]

Eugen Richter (1838-1906) is not a name that prompts immediate recognition, at least not in the English-speaking world.  He was, in the late 19th century, the preeminent advocate for free markets and institutions in German politics.  He took a stance, as libertarians do today, criticizing both left and right.  He was outspoken both against the […]

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