Imagine a system in which a private company, as a government service provider, offers you the protection of life, liberty, and property. This service includes internal and external security, a legal and regulatory framework and independent dispute resolution. For these services, you pay a contractually fixed fee per year. The state service provider as operator of the community can not unilaterally change this "citizens contract" with you later. As a "contract citizen", you have a legal claim to compliance and a claim for damages in the event of failures.
Controlling the price of over 1000 household consumer goods will inevitably result in shortages and black markets.
A few days ago, the government of Argentina declared its plan to impose price controls on more than 1,000 household consumer goods, from dairy and frozen foods to school supplies and household items.
The pandemic reminds liberals of the difference between limited government and incompetent government, but it should reinforce belief in the superiority of liberal democracy, argues Dr. Tom G. Palmer.
Crises are times in which the voice of liberty, our voice, is tested. Right now, we have to curtail some of our freedoms in order to avoid spreading a virus that moves as quickly as we are. We cannot forget that liberty has to come with responsibility if we want to make it viable and attractive.
Therefore, I am proud to see that our community and the liberty movement, in general, has stepped up and taken steps to start working remotely, to limit their interactions with people, and to implement best practices during these trying times.
British and Australian officials are killing off free speech online.
While European and Asian airports offer innovation and entrepreneurship, making them the envy of the world, America languishes due to government control of virtually the entire airport infrastructure.