Thinking About Government with John Adams

Reprinted from the Online Library of Liberty In philosophy classes, students sometimes wonder why we continue to read long-dead thinkers like Plato or Descartes, and there

Three More Months of the Ratchet Effect?

Reprinted from the Independent Institute Covid-19 is likely endemic and will remain with us for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, it is also becoming milder. Some

Don’t Mess With Our Roots

“But the special function of certain Newspeak words, of which OLDTHINK was one, was not so much to express meanings as to

In Defense of Generosity

Reprinted from Law & Liberty What is generosity? Perhaps generosity’s most authoritative treatment in the history of philosophical ethics is found in Aristotle’s Nicomachean

Does Wealth Ooze?

While I uncompromisingly condemn thievery, I easily understand thieves. Thieves seek to acquire goods they desire at costs they believe are lower

Colleges: Go Back to Basics

Reprinted from the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal Colleges perform two vital functions: They disseminate to the people (especially their own