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June 2022 ISSUE

The Beef with Greed: Leo Tolstoy and Adam Smith

By Chris Schwing

Free market economics and libertarianism are often linked, rightly wrongly, with egoism, selfishness, and greed. In Leviathan (1651), perhaps the first great modern political text, Thomas Hobbes writes that "No man gives but with the intention of good to himself, because gi...

The State Is Us (Perhaps), But Beware of It!

By Pierre Lemieux

A Liberty Classic Book Review of The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy, by James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock.1 First published sixty years ago this year, James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock's The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundat...

Jonathan Rauch and the Knowledge Problem

By Arnold Kling

In this book I have supplemented "liberal science" with the term "reality-based community," by which I mean the social network which adheres to liberal science's rules and norms.... The community's interactions are structured and elaborate and amount to much more than ju...

The War That Never Ends

By Chris Schwing

A Book Review of Manufacturing Militarism: U.S. Government Propaganda in the War on Terror, by Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall.1 It's been over 20 years since the 9/11 attacks. Ever since those horrible attacks, the United States government has been waging a ...

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Pedro Schwartz

Climate Change: What is (Not) To Be Done

Reflections from Europe Apr 6 2020


Climate Change: A Tragedy of the Commons?

Reflections from Europe Mar 2 2020


Hume, Smith… and Darwin

An Economist Looks at Europe Dec 2 2019


Lord Robbins the Lion

An Economist Looks at Europe Feb 4 2019


Democracy and Its Discontents

An Economist Looks at Europe Nov 5 2018


The Plight of the Central Banker

An Economist Looks at Europe Sep 3 2018


The Bother with Brexit

An Economist Looks at Europe Aug 6 2018


Commercial Reprisals Are a Mistake

An Economist Looks at Europe Jul 2 2018


Language and Liberty

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 2 2018


Karl Popper Vindicated

An Economist Looks at Europe Feb 5 2018


Let Me Make My Peace with Mill

An Economist Looks at Europe Jan 1 2018


King Midas in the Indies

An Economist Looks at Europe Nov 6 2017


Unilateral Commercial Disarmament

An Economist Looks at Europe Oct 2 2017


Having Tea with the Queen

An Economist Looks at Europe Aug 7 2017


Brexit Poison

An Economist Looks at Europe Jul 3 2017


Thoughts for Tigers

An Economist Looks at Europe Jun 5 2017


The Fear of Robots

An Economist Looks at Europe May 1 2017


He Is No Gentleman

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 3 2017


George Bernard Shaw and Creeping Socialism

An Economist Looks at Europe Feb 6 2017


Tunnel Vision

An Economist Looks at Europe Dec 5 2016


Capitalism and Its Names

An Economist Looks at Europe Nov 7 2016



Brexit!

An Economist Looks at Europe Sep 5 2016


The Rebirth of Classical Political Economy

An Economist Looks at Europe Jul 4 2016


Continual Erosion and the "General Equilibrium"

An Economist Looks at Europe May 2 2016


The Erosion of Political Economy and the Retreat from Freedom

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 4 2016


Karl Marx, the Perennial Prophet

An Economist Looks at Europe Mar 7 2016


A Flood of Immigrants

An Economist Looks at Europe Jan 4 2016


The Poverty of Social Choice

An Economist Looks at Europe Nov 2 2015



Keynes as Lucifer

An Economist Looks at Europe Sep 7 2015


Lady Chatterley's Lover or the Poverty of Social Choice

An Economist Looks at Europe Jul 6 2015


Jeremy Bentham's Mistaken Universalism

An Economist Looks at Europe Jun 1 2015


Sound Money through Monetary Competition

An Economist Looks at Europe May 4 2015


Housing Bubbles... and the Laboratory

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 6 2015


Greece and the Euro, All Over Again

An Economist Looks at Europe Feb 2 2015


Don't Cry for Me Argentina

An Economist Looks at Europe Jan 5 2015


The Revival of Nationalism

An Economist Looks at Europe Nov 3 2014


From the Edge of China

An Economist Looks at Europe Oct 6 2014


Europe in Disarray

An Economist Looks at Europe Sep 1 2014


The Conundrum of Crowned Democracies

An Economist Looks at Europe Aug 4 2014


Piketty Fever

An Economist Looks at Europe Jun 5 2014


Ideas Matter

An Economist Looks at Europe May 5 2014


Poverty and Inequality

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 7 2014


The Scandal of Machiavelli or The Iron Law of Politics

An Economist Looks at Europe Feb 3 2014


The Paradox of Money

An Economist Looks at Europe Jan 6 2014


The Dangers of Majoritarian Democracy

An Economist Looks at Europe Dec 5 2013



Ronald Coase, the Unexpected Economist

An Economist Looks at Europe Oct 7 2013


The Riddle of Schumpeter

An Economist Looks at Europe Sep 13 2013


In Praise of Neo-liberalism

An Economist Looks at Europe Aug 5 2013


Does Too Much Debt Really Matter?

An Economist Looks at Europe Jul 1 2013


Education Vouchers

An Economist Looks at Europe Jun 3 2013


Gold Is Money, in Spite of Mr. Keynes

An Economist Looks at Europe May 6 2013


The European Central Bank Changes Its Spots

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 1 2013


Free Trade? Anything But...

An Economist Looks at Europe Mar 4 2013