Gun Violence Would Plummet If We Just Called off the Drug War

With the horrific shooting that recently took place in Las Vegas, debates over gun control have been given center stage in our media and politics once again. And while every pundit seems to have their own surefire way of combatting gun violence, they all gloss over the elephant in the room. Which is, although mass … Continue reading Gun Violence Would Plummet If We Just Called off the Drug War

The Greatest French Libertarian Thinker You’ve Never Heard Of

October 25 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Constant, who Nicholas Capaldi termed “the key thinker in the French classical liberal tradition between Montesquieu and Tocqueville,” and Isaiah Berlin characterized as “the most eloquent of all defenders of freedom and privacy.” One might expect that with such plaudits, Constant’s quarter-millennium anniversary would … Continue reading The Greatest French Libertarian Thinker You’ve Never Heard Of

Removing Statues of Violent Bigots? Start with Che

Rosario is Argentina's second oldest city. Located by the Paraná river, it is the home of hard-working people, a busy port, the national flag memorial, and the country's bitterest football rivalry between Rosario Central and Newell's Old Boys. It is also the birthplace of Ernesto “Ché” Guevara. In the last fifteen years or so, coincidentally … Continue reading Removing Statues of Violent Bigots? Start with Che

Five Ways the Charlottesville Marches Backfired

By Jeffrey A. Tucker It’s a rule of social and political movements that they cannot fully control the outcome of their efforts. Actions cause reactions, many of them unanticipated and certainly unintended. This is because no group, no matter how powerful, can control the human minds of others not part of their cause. This is … Continue reading Five Ways the Charlottesville Marches Backfired

Don’t License Marijuana, Legalize It

If libertarians were in charge of legalizing marijuana, their first instinct would be to reach for an eraser. That is, libertarians would simply eliminate existing laws that outlaw marijuana, rather than “design” the marijuana market by establishing a licensing board, capping the number of legal marijuana retailers, and the like. Actual state marijuana legalizations, however, … Continue reading Don’t License Marijuana, Legalize It

Marxists Are Not on the ‘Right Side of History’

One of the most common phrases to be heard from “the left” is the assertion that someone or some public policy is or is not on “the right side of history.” It has almost become a mantra by those who disagree with, hate, or are fearful of ideas and policies proposed by those generally characterized … Continue reading Marxists Are Not on the ‘Right Side of History’