Was Adam Smith Wrong?

Here's an article I originally wrote for the Prometheus Institute. ------------------------------------------------------------- Disagreeing with a man whose face appears on the necktie of many a freedom-lover is perhaps dangerous, but sound reason can’t be sacrificed on the altar of great men –…


Published in Libertarian Papers: Milton's Areopagitica and Economic Freedom

My paper on John Milton's Areopagitica was just published in Libertarian Papers: An Online Journal for Libertarian Scholarship. Abstract: This article draws general economic arguments against central planning, state licensure and regulation from Milton’s Areopagitica, a 17th Century pamphlet on…


The Problem of Paradigms

Here's an old and dusty blog post on paradigms.  Recent events brought it to memory so I'm posting it here.  Also see this post on worldviews. --------------------------------------------------------- Johan Norberg wrote a brilliant and devastating critique for the Cato Institute on Noami Klein's…


Elections Don't Matter

This was written for the Shotgun Blog during election season. -------------------------------------------------------- “I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it…