Author Archives: Sheldon Richman

Love, Marriage, and the State

Must the government sanction our relationships?

A Note on the Limits of Pluralism

Voluntary associations can threaten freedom, but this does not prove the need for a centralized state.

Two Tyrannies: State and Society

Without any perfect system to protect individual freedom, where should libertarians turn?

How the Rich Rule

Libertarians know the financial system is rigged.

Patent Nonsense

Intellectual property enforces a monopoly over the mind.

Libertarian Left

Free-market anti-capitalism, the unknown ideal

Civil Rights and the Libertarian Principle

My take on the Rand Paul flap in in the Christian Science …

TGIF: The State of Obama’s Union

Despite what some popular right-wing talk-show hosts claim, Barack Obama is not …

Bad Medicine

Republicans enter the healthcare debate—posing as Democrats.

Civil War President

Barack Obama’s intensification of the occupation of Afghanistan is nothing less than …

TGIF: The Mandated Health Insurance Outrage

Want to know how the politicians justify forcing us to buy health …

Pelosi Health-Insurance Bill Summarized

Happily, you need not invest the next few weeks of your life …

TGIF: The Market Doesn’t Ration Health Care

Healthcare reformers say they have two objectives: to enable the uninsured and …

Obama, Medicare, and Socialized Medicine

At his AARP event yesterday, President Obama derided those who in the …

Why the Rush on Health Care?

Why is Obama so eager to have his healthcare “reform” voted on …

Sotomayor, Freedom, and the Law

The dreary Senate hearing on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to …

Congress Declares Independence

What a difference a year can make. On July 6, 1775, the …

The American Land Question

Readers of this blog may enjoy Joseph Stromberg’s latest Freeman article on …

The Misrepresentation of Healthcare Reform

Why should the people get something through government–that is, at the point …

A Palestinian State … If

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Palestinians can have their own …

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