LibertyBias Show #3: True Virtue Cannot Be Enforced

Today, Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire tweeted this nonsense that libertarians are somehow opposed to caring about virtue… that we have nothing to say about anything except when it comes to violence. Wrong. We just know that truly being a virtuous person is something that must be by its very nature consciously chosen, otherwise it’s not actually virtue. Continue reading

Economic Freedom Works. (Here’s the data)

A few weeks ago at my university, I attended a talk given by Robert Lawson of Southern Methodist University. He holds the Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom and is director of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. This talk, titled “Economic Freedom and the Wealth and Health of Nations”, was part of The Entrepreneurs and Economics Speaker Series presented by The John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. He shared the plain truth: capitalism saves and improves lives. Continue reading

Resenting the Declaration

It was on this day 241 years ago that Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was signed. It’s ideas, influenced heavily by the Enlightenment and English Liberal thinkers, laid the foundation for a new nation. A nation that would quickly become the wealthiest, the freest, and the most comfortable country in the history of the world. It should not be taken for granted that we as humans had to strive to this point. We are, after all, the same humans that lived in caves. This is the future. Things are different. Things are better… for all. Yes, all. Continue reading