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The horrific death of an inmate in Oklahoma earlier this week has brought questions about the death penalty back to the fore. This essay makes the case that both philosophy and evidence indicate libertarians should reject capital punishment.
Should libertarians support the death penalty? Ben Jones argues that both evidence and philosophy say no.
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Libertarians get accused all the time of not caring about the poor. But that's just not the case.

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George Smith on the need for an interdisciplinary approach to liberty and some hazards of academic specialization. http://buff.ly/LX339x
Smith begins his discussion of the need for an interdisciplinary approach to liberty by noting some hazards of academic specialization.
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In 1792, Thomas Paine was tried for seditious libel. In this essay, George H. Smith gives the prosecution’s case.
In 1792, Thomas Paine was tried for seditious libel. In this essay, George H. Smith discusses the prosecution’s case.
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The Rights of Man
by Thomas Paine
http://www.ushistory.org/paine/rights/index.htm
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Edmund Burke condemned the French Revolution as a “digest of anarchy.” What relevance does his critique have for the modern libertarian movement?
Edmund Burke condemned the French Revolution as a “digest of anarchy.” What relevance does his critique have for the modern libertarian movement?
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In America, Big Brother watches because he cares. And caring—at all costs—is the very stuff of modern liberalism.
In America, Big Brother watches because he cares. And caring—at all costs—is the very stuff of modern liberalism.
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We're told we carp about gov't but never offer solutions - that's because limiting government often is the solution. http://www.libertarianism.org/columns/first-do-no-harm
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It's unfair to candle makers that the sun gives it's light away for free! Witty satire about trade protectionism: http://www.libertarianism.org/publications/essays/candle-makers-petition
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The question, and we pose it formally, is whether what you desire for France is the benefit of consumption free of charge or the alleged advantages of onerous production. Make your choice, but be logical; for as long as you ban, as you do, foreign coal, iron, wheat, and textiles, in proportion as their price approaches zero, how inconsistent it would be to admit the light of the sun, whose price is zero all day long!Frédéric Bastiat
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Living as a free person in a world that is not wholly free: an audio lecture telling Henry David Thoreau's story:
Henry David Thoreau sought to live as a wholly free person in a world that was not wholly free. Learn more about his life in this audio home study course.
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Civil Disobedience
By Henry David Thoreau
1849
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/WALDEN/Essays/civil.html
I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe- "That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.
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It may seem counterintuitive, but sweatshops really do help poor people escape poverty. Here are three reasons why:
Professor Matt Zwolinski explains three reasons sweatshops may actually be worth keeping.
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Introduction
Liberty. It’s a simple idea, but it’s also the linchpin of a complex system of values and practices: justice, prosperity, responsibility, toleration, cooperation, and peace. Many people believe that liberty is the core political value of modern civilization itself, the one that gives substance and form to all the other values of social life. They’re called libertarians.