Good to be King

The Foundation of Our Constitutional Freedom by MICHAEL BADNARIK FOREWORD    Michael Badnarik has created a constitutional primer that will edify and entertain schoolchildren and seasoned libertarians alike. Good to be King: The Foundation of Our Constitutional Freedom presents a thoroughly readable explanation of how our constitutional republic should work, and how the system became broken in the first […]

Freedom and the Law

by Bruno Leoni Foreword by Arthur Kemp From 1954 through 1959 I had the pleasure, the duty and the honor to administer six Institutes on Freedom and Competitive Enterprise held at Claremont Men’s College in Claremont, California. The Institutes were designed to present a program of graduate lectures in economics and political science of special interest to those teaching […]

About “Josey Wales”

My name is “Josey Wales“. This is my “blog”. I am a Libertarian. That does not mean I think there is no role for a government. I think there is a very limited and specific role for government, and it is up to We The People to keep that government in check. We have FAILed miserably. Being a Libertarian also does not mean I dream of a Utopia, […]

This Bread is Mine

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The most remarkable thing in the world is the individual human being. No possible combination of human beings is quite so unique or so fascinating as the nature and characteristics of ONE SINGLE PERSON. For a number of centuries, scholars have interested themselves in the group activities of human beings. The result is an over-emphasis on groups and […]

The Nature of Man and His Government

by Robert LeFevre Here is Robert LeFevre’s classic argument (1959) for a purely free society, the essay that made him a leading, if controversial, spokesman for the libertarian position on government and society in the 2nd half of the twentieth century. He argues that government is in its essence a violation of rights, one that makes life […]

Libertarianism in One Lesson

by David Bergland PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION The first edition of Libertarianism In One Lesson was written in 1984 during my Libertarian Party presidential campaign. I wanted it to serve as an unintimidating first look into that uniquely American philosophy of freedom, which has come to be known as libertarianism, and to acquaint readers with the Libertarian Party. I […]


REAL EDUCATION Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality by Charles Murray Introduction This book calls for a transformation of American education—a transformation not just of means, but of ends. We need to change the way the schools do business. We also need to redefine educational success. My targets are not the usual suspects. I do not […]

Income Inequality and IQ

By Charles Murray Forward This study is one of a series commissioned by the American Enterprise Institute on trends on the level and distribution of U.S. wages, income, wealth, consumption and other measures of material welfare. The issues addressed in the series involve much more than dry statistics: they touch on fundamental aspirations of the […]

Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism

by John Hospers Department of Philosophy, University of Southern California   In his book Principles of Morals and Legislation, the eighteenth-century philosopher and legislator Jeremy Bentham divided all laws into three kinds: (1) laws designed to protect you from harm caused by other people; (2) laws designed to protect you from harm caused by yourself; and (3) […]


by John Hospers John Hospers is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Southern California, and currently teaches philosophy at the University  of California at Los Angeles. He is the author of several books, including Human Conduct, Introduction to Philosophical Analysis, Understanding the Arts, and Meaning and Truth in the Arts. He has also edited three anthologies. In […]