Aggregating the best in libertarian news daily from a number of leading sites:
The Beacon, FEE, Laissez-Faire, Lew Rockwell, Personal Liberty,
Reason, Scott Adams & Sex & The State. See our Sources

Califor-ni-ED May Be Coming to a Classroom Near You

One export I’d like from California is its pre-Common Core math standards, hailed as the country’s finest. Instead, we’re likely going to get some horrific version of its pending K-12 history and social “science” framework – or as the Hoover Institution’s Bill Evers calls it, Progressive “goo-goo reform.” Whether or not we live in California, we…
Read More »

Read More →
Should Dissent Be Allowed in Health Care?

An eminent physician has tentatively proposed that published treatment guidelines be accompanied by dissenting expert opinions, much like U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Daniel Musher, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine, served on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which considered guidelines for a dual vaccine approach…
Read More »

Read More →
Does Uber Reduce DUIs?

I’ve written extensively on the benefits of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. I’ve discussed how these companies, using the technology in smart phones, allow customers to request a ride and track their vehicle and driver. The firms operate in hundreds of cities and in more than 20 countries. These companies have received an…
Read More »

Read More →
More Evidence Against Health Insurance

David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times, whose columns on health policy tilt heavily towards single-payer advocacy, has done a great service to the cause of consumer-driven health care: In a recent piece he describes how much more sense it makes to pay cash prices for health services than to pay what your health…
Read More »

Read More →
Gov. Jerry Brown Proves Me Right on Public Pensions

As part of a year-long national campaign promoting my book California Dreaming: Lessons on How to Resolve America’s Public Pension Crisis, I’ve been saying that it’s impossible to have both public governance of defined-benefit public pension plans and responsible management of these plans. Politicians face strong perverse incentives to mismanage the plans for their…
Read More »

Read More →
Gary Johnson’s Road to the White House

Yes, he’s a long shot, but Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for president, has the best chance to make it to the White House of any Libertarian candidate so far. To have a chance, he only has to pick up enough electoral votes to keep Clinton or Trump from getting an electoral majority. The Constitution…
Read More »

Read More →
Why I Am Voting for Brexit

[Based on remarks to the Hewitts-Northern Echo Brexit debate held in Darlington, County Durham, 15 June 2016.] If we British votes to stay in the European Union (EU), we should consider exactly what it is that we would be voting to remain in. The EU is a democratically-deficient failed state. Its ‘constitution’ is a…
Read More »

Read More →
Is It Now Okay to Sell Your Kidney in the U.S.?

There is a global shortage of many human organs for transplantation. Yet, it is illegal to sell your organ for transplantation in the United States. Or is it? Just a few days ago, President Obama announced a series of actions to encourage more organ donation. The president noted that while 95 percent of Americans…
Read More »

Read More →
Scotland’s Looming Regulatory Hangover

In May 2012, Scotland’s parliament enacted a law setting a minimum unit price (MUP) for all alcoholic beverages sold nationwide. The MUP of 50 pence (about 72 cents) per 10 milliliters of pure alcohol applies to beer, wine and distilled spirits, but has not yet gone into effect because the legislation, not surprisingly, was…
Read More »

Read More →
Stop Coddling My College Students!

It seems like every time I get online I see posts about college students advocating for the restriction of free speech on college campuses. From “safe spaces” to Emory students calling to evaluate teachers on their use of “microaggressions,” sometimes I feel like I’m living in the Twilight Zone. It certainly wasn’t that long…
Read More »

Read More →