A look at the ideas, battles, and legacy of the most important 19th and 20th century champions of liberty such as Mill, Mises, Hayek, Friedman, Rothbard, Rand, Nozick, Buchanan, and Tullock. How did these thought leaders advance liberty in the face of violent totalitarianism and creeping statism? How did they address their challengers like Keynes, Rawls, and Cohen? Finally, who will carry their legacy into the 21st century? This seminar is ideal for IHS Summer Seminar alumni and students who are familiar with the libertarian conceptual framework.
Freedom Renewed: Libertarian Visionaries
- Armen A. Alchian and Harold Demsetz, "The Property Right Paradigm"
- Richard Arneson, “Luck Egalitarianism Interpreted and Defended”
- Peter Boettke, Christopher Coyne, and Peter Leeson, "Man as Machine: The Plight of 20th Century Economics"
- Ronald Coase, "The Problem of Social Cost"
- Milton Friedman, "Capitalism and Freedom"
- David Levy and Sandra Peart, "The fragility of a discipline when a model has monopoly status"
- Ludwig von Mises, “The Nature and Development of the Social Sciences,” and “The Scope and Meaning of the Systems of A Priori Theorems,” in Epistemological Problems of Economics
- Elinor Ostrom and Charlotte Hess, "A Framework for Analyzing the Knowledge"
- Ayn Rand, "Man's Rights"
- Ayn Rand, "The Nature of Government"
- Murray Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty pp. 3-28 and 85-96
- SEP Entry on Communitarianism
- SEP Entry on Justice and Bad Luck
- Michael Walzer, “The Communitarian Critique of Liberalism”