The John Locke Foundation’s four statements of principle summarize some of the foundational concepts of the American experiment: that we are a land of liberty, a constitutional republic, a free market, and a free society.
(3.15.13) Tea Party Helps and Harms GOP
When Tea Party conservatives stray from their concerns about fiscal mismanagement, they can lose their moorings and tarnish their brand.
(8.04.06) Freedom in Black and White
The distinguishing characteristic of a free society is that its citizens don't wake up in the morning expecting government to solve their problems.
(8.03.06) Markets, Money Trees & Lunar Cheese
If money really grew on trees, we wouldn’t need the market process. No, wait, that’s not really true. Bargaining is an inescapable aspect of human nature.
(8.02.06) And to the Republic for Which. . .
If you really want to stir up a hornets’ nest, go to a certain kind of modern-day conservative gathering and say, “I’m so glad that America is a democracy.”
(8.01.06) Right Choice on Political Philosophy
Is there a role in political debate for philosophy? For many politicos, the answer is not so much a “no” as an impatient, dismissive wave of the hand.