With 2015 done and dusted, here’s a list of a few of our favorite articles by many of our favorite people.
- Stephen Cox weighed the rhetoric of President Obama in our Age of Small Minds — or was that the Age of Plaster? — attempted to parse Political Speech, and buried, rather than praised, Brian Williams.
- Jo Ann Skousen reviewed Donald Trump’s rise and the Harper Lee debacle, set down films every libertarian should know, and found that the American Dream was still alive, just different.
- Jayant Bhandari speculated on why the West went ahead of the rest, predicted the rise of smaller countries, and called out the personality cult around Indian PM Narendra Modi.
- Wayland Hunter defended price gouging, shushed Pope Francis, and praised voters for not caring.
- Gary Jason found that the more things change, the more they stay the same, as well as a resurgence in anti-Semitism and (to his surprise) a modicum of respect for Eric Holder.
- Jacques Delacroix reflected on the Charlie Hebdoattacks and revisited the dives of his youth and the travels of his latter years.
- Lori Heine pondered compassion fatigue, rendering unto Caesar, and who exactly gets to decide which Americans don’t get constitutional rights.
- Michael Christian detailed his time as a student under Togolese dictator Eyadéma Gnassingbé (Stevie, for short), and the importance of property rights to Icelandic fishermen — as well as the world at large.
- S.H. Chambers screened refugees, got a glimpse of the future, and revealed the truth about the Kochs.
- Steve Murphy detailed future population growth, the Obama economy, and the inevitable failure of measures to prevent climate change.
And that doesn’t even include Bill Merritt going to see tiny houses and discovering a weed convention; Russell Hasan making the case for a working-class libertarianism (with a further nod to Ayn Rand), Margary Eastvale counting the cost of regulatory red-tape at her small business . . . or so many others!
We've got a lot more planned for the coming year, but we'd love to know: what were your own favorites? And what would you like to see more of?
All of us here at Liberty thank all of you for reading and wish you the happiest of New Years — not just for today, but for all 366 days of 2016.