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Self-Interest and Social Order in Classical Liberalism: Bernard Mandeville v. Francis Hutcheson
16:42 | Jul 19th, 2017
George H. Smith discusses what Bernard Mandeville meant in saying that private vices produce public benefits, and how Francis Hutcheson criticized that theory.
Instead of a Review: A Commentary on Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Jason Brennan
17:01 | Aug 12th, 2015
Smith begins his critical examination of Jason Brennan’s recent book with a discussion of the label “libertarianism” and its relationship to classical liberalism.
A Misunderstanding, the Townshend Act, and More Trouble in the American Colonies
15:14 | Sep 24th, 2014
George H. Smith uses some of the crucial events that led to the American Revolution as background to explain the theory of resistance and revolution that emerged.