January 29, 2015
July 08, 2014
David Brat’s Religious Virtues
In a piece today for the NYT Magazine, economics reporter Binyamin Appelbaum examines David Brat’s fusion of faith and free-market economics. Appelbaum finds that mixture problematic, to say the least, but it’s hard to sort out whether it is the religious faith or the free-market sympathies that Appelbaum finds more troubling. Continue Reading...
June 10, 2014
What Libertarians Can Learn from Edmund Burke
In his new book, The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the birth of America’s Left and Right by contrasting the views of Thomas Paine and Edmund Burke. I’ve written previously on his chapter on choice vs. Continue Reading...
February 18, 2014
Young Evangelicals: 5 Reasons Libertarianism And Christianity Are Compatible
February 03, 2014
Video & Audio: Why Libertarians Need God
The 2014 Acton Lecture Series got underway last week with an address from Jay Richards on the topic of “Why Libertarians Need God.” In his address, Richards argued that core libertarian principles of individual rights, freedom and responsibility, reason, moral truth, and limited government make little sense in an atheistic and materialist context, but make far more sense when grounded in a theistic belief system. Continue Reading...
November 19, 2013
Calhoun vs. Heinlein for the Soul of American Libertarianism
August 16, 2013
Was ‘Little House on the Prairie’ a Libertarian Fable?
June 06, 2013
Libertarians in Black
May 30, 2013
Augustine, Aquinas, and Fusionism
As I noted previously, I’ve been involved this month in a panel discussion over at Cato Unbound on the issue of “Conservative-Libertarian Fusionism.” My two most recent contributions to the discussion phase focus on possible resources for the question that can be gleaned from Augustine and Aquinas. Continue Reading...
May 13, 2013
Cato Unbound: Conservative-Libertarian Fusionism
I’m a contributor to this month’s edition of Cato Unbound, on the topic of “Conservative-Libertarian Fusionism.” The forum consists of four lead essays from the panelists followed by ad hoc discussion. Continue Reading...