A Libertarian path forward from COVID-19

Introduction One year ago, we published “A Libertarian Approach to COVID-19” to outline libertarian ways to handle a novel respiratory virus that became a global pandemic. Lives would have been saved and losses would have been avoided if governments and policymakers had heeded our recommendations. Instead, political tribalism infected the discussion around economic and public…

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The cost of higher education.

American higher education costs too much, delivers too little value, and has saddled an entire generation with debt they cannot escape. Everyone agrees that there is a problem, but interlocking incentives for those benefiting from the current system have derailed meaningful solutions to the problem. Progressives want to make college tuition free through state subsidies…

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Break Free from a Broken Criminal Justice System

Nearly 250 years ago, the Founders of this country broke free from a system of government they had known their entire lives, from traditions and norms that were accepted around the world as the way things were and ought to be. A king’s place was to rule, and the place of colonists was to obey.…

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A line that police do not cross.

The key difference between a trade and a profession is simple. Trades are regulated externally. A profession is self-regulating. Trades have unions. Professions have bar associations and medical boards.The nature of unions is that they protect the weakest member of the labor group. That’s a powerful concept when a junior auto worker is protected from…

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A Libertarian Approach to COVID-19

Introduction As the entire world faces the challenge of an infectious pandemic, there have been people insisting that there are no libertarians in a pandemic and that what we really need in this time of crisis is more central government authority to respond to a deadly disease spreading through every country around the world and…

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