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Claude-Frédéric Bastiat

The author of some of the foundational libertarian books (The Law) and concepts (broken window fallacy), Claude-Frédéric Bastiat was raised in a tumultuous time for the Church in France. He was a economic liberal but saw it as a means… Continue Reading →

The Godless Delusion: Considering Celestial Teapots

In 1952 Bertrand Russell wrote an essay for Illustrated magazine called Is There a God? in which he answered his own question in the negative by rehashing the problem of suffering and creating a new atheist argument concerning a celestial… Continue Reading →

Diagram of Natural Rights and Moral Action

For those struggling to find the connection between libertarianism and the Church, this may help. While ensuring both positive and negative rights is moral, only negative rights can be enforced without contradiction of other rights. Civil society requires negative rights;… Continue Reading →

Why I’m a Catholic Libertarian by Tom Woods

It’s not always easy these days to tell which of our two major political parties is the Stupid Party and which the Evil Party. But it remains true, as a conservative wag once said, that from time to time the… Continue Reading →

Is Capitalism or Socialism More Conducive to Christian Virtue?

The late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was renowned for his sound legal understanding, his biting wit, and his deep Christian values. All were on display in this compelling lecture he gave at Lernier: Is capitalism or socialism more… Continue Reading →

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