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Should Taxes Fund Philosophy?
The cost of subsidizing state philosophy departments is hard to justify

Does philosophy really "teach students how to think," and is the opportunity cost worth it?

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Should the Government Kill?
Is the death penalty compatible with limited government?

Even if some people deserve to die, should we trust the state to decide?

Freeman Article

Earth Day: 22 Ways to Think about the Climate-Change Debate
Reasoned agnosticism is a welcome antidote to hysteria

Those with a reasoned agnosticism about climate change will find themselves in debate with the Climate Orthodoxy. No one should sally forth into this hostile territory without reason and reflection.

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Should We Jail “Deadbeat Dads”?
Making child support a criminal matter can be counterproductive

More force isn't always the answer to helping children; often, it becomes a vicious cycle.

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The Public Choice of Harassing Free-Range Families
State officials are following the incentives voters created

Why are bureaucrats badgering kids walking to the park? Because the system encourages it.

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10 Questions about Conscious Machines
How will we handle the rights of AI?

What happens to our institutions when the machines wake up?

Freeman Article

Higher Education’s Moral Monsters
Are economics majors antisocial?

Question-begging studies about the relative morality of economics students are so fraught with flaws, even a student of literature can spot the problems.

Freeman Article

Stay Put?
Small-town nostalgia is not a moral imperative

For many on their journeys of life, the city offers temptations and variety. But some critics are trying to make "staying put" a kind of duty.

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By the Power Vested in Us
Confessions of a freedom bride

Marriage falls within our right of association, and the state should not be able to hold it hostage.

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#44 – “Profit Is Evidence of Suspicious Behavior”

Profit is responsible for more good things -- by a long shot -- than all the charity in the world.

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