WATCH: The Impact of <em>Vergara v. California</em> on the Future of Education - A National School Choice Week Event

WATCH: The Impact of <em>Vergara v. California</em> on the Future of Education – A National School Choice Week Event

Last year, a landmark education case took aim at laws protecting bad teachers–and the students won. Vergara v. California reaffirmed the fundamental right of every student to learn from effective teachers and have an equal opportunity to succeed in school, paving the way for teacher accountability and greater choice. In his ruling on the case, […]

Why Libertarian Feminism?

Why Libertarian Feminism?

My January column at Libertarianism.org is one part personal feminist libertarain manifesto, one part plea for people who care about individual liberty not to instinctually shy away (or run screaming) from all things feminist. Though many believe feminism is an ideology demanding state action, there’s nothing necessary or natural about this, I argue. In fact, […]

Todd Krainin Interviews Glenn Greenwald, the Outsider

Todd Krainin Interviews Glenn Greenwald, the Outsider

Glenn Greenwald might be the single most polarizing figure in American journalism. In the 12 months between May 2013 and May 2014, the self-made blogger, civil libertarian, and investigative journalist was called “treasonous” by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), given a prestigious Polk Award for national security reporting, accused of “paranoid libertarianism” by The New Republic, […]

Vid: This Impoverished City Hiked Spending to $25,000 per Student to Fix Its Schools. And Nothing Changed.

Vid: This Impoverished City Hiked Spending to $25,000 per Student to Fix Its Schools. And Nothing Changed.

This story was originally posted on January 26, 2015. The original writeup is below: The recent history of Camden, New Jersey, which is the poorest small city in America, provides a case study of the tragic ineffectiveness of government programs at ameliorating poverty. State and federal taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on […]

Sheldon Richman on the Consequences of Liberty

Sheldon Richman on the Consequences of Liberty

Consistent free-market advocates — and not just professional economists — are not only enthusiastic about their preferred system of political economy; they are very enthusiastic. At least part of that enthusiasm is fueled by a well-grounded conviction that the general level of prosperity would be unprecedentedly high if people were free to engage in peaceful production and […]

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Baylen Linnekin: Supreme Court Gets Another Chance to Kill Crazy Raisin Regulations

Last week the Supreme Court announced it would revisit the important case of Horne v. USDA. The case centers on a USDA program that forces those who traffic in raisins (“handlers,” in USDA raisin parlance) to turn over cash or a significant part of their crop—sometimes almost fifty percent—to the USDA without compensation. There’s reason to be optimistic about […]

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Battle Over Google Subpoena Threatens Critical Online Free Speech Protections

Federal Law Blocks Extraordinary and Burdensome Subpoena San Francisco – A high-profile battle over whether Google must respond to an unusual and dangerous subpoena raises fundamental concerns about federal free speech law and the protections it affords hosts of online content, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argued in an amicus brief filed today. Attorney General […]

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