Libertarians and others have wondered why Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence concludes its explicitly incomplete list of unalienable rights with the pursuit of happiness rather than property. The website Monticello.org states, Unfortunately, Thomas Jefferson himself never explained his use of Continue reading Liberty is Required for Pursuit of Happiness
British academic is overrun by a single political perspective: that of the left-winger, according to a new study. The report into the state of ideological diversity on UK campuses found that the political leanings of academics are radically out of Continue reading UK Academia Proven Left-Wing Bias | Heat Street
Humans often struggle—mightily—to agree on what morality is. While it’s a thorny topic to define and explain, it would of course be foolish to avoid the pursuit of moral truths for this reason. Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at the Continue reading Conservatives Won’t Change Minds of Liberals (and Vice Versa), Why?
Some advocates of capitalism claim that it is rooted in religion, faith, and God—and although some advocates of socialism, communism, and other forms of statism claim that those systems are supported by science—we can see, on examination, that capitalism, and Continue reading Capitalism Because of its Scientific Basis – The Objective Standard
The selling point that libertarians could and should push using the research on self-determination, autonomy, and positive psychology is that freedom is good for people. They are healthier, happier, more motivated, and more in control of their lives under conditions Continue reading The Psychology of Freedom: An Introduction | Libertarianism.org
Stop Debating and Give Discussion a Try Everyone loves a good debate. The passionate argumentation of ideas with reason, facts, logic, and civility in a public forum. It’s fun to watch, if it’s executed properly. The problem is that it Continue reading To Be Ideologically Persuasive, Don’t Be a Jerk | Foundation for Economic Education