June 2018 ISSUE

An Unavoidable Theory of the State

By Pierre Lemieux

When the dust settles, Anthony de Jasay's The State1 will probably be recognized as one of the great books of the 20th century. It may be the most serious and subversive challenge to state authority ever written. That this book is not banned must be proof that we are not ...

Does Liberalism Destroy Liberty?

By Arnold Kling

Liberal individualism demands the dismantling of culture; and as culture fades, Leviathan waxes and responsible liberty recedes. —Patrick J. Deneen, Why Liberalism Failed1 (page 88) Patrick Deneen has written a deeply pessimistic book. In short, his ...

A Cure for Our Health Care Ills

By Charles L. Hooper and David R. Henderson

"Nobody knew health care could be so complicated," was Donald Trump's now famous pronouncement on the issue. The Congressional Republicans were struggling too. Not only did they fail to reach a legislative solution, but, even worse, they were confused about where to eve...

The Grocery Store as an Indicator of American Progress

By Steven Horwitz

I have written much about the extraordinary increase in living standards1 that Americans have enjoyed over the last century, and especially in the last forty years. For me, one of the best indicators of this incredible progress can be seen in the evolution o...

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