Course Slides and Materials
History of Freedom
Student Reading: Discovery of Freedom Part 1
History of Economic Thought
Student Reading: Study Guide to Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?: all articles (not the question sheets)
Introduction to Economics
Student Reading: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?: First Half, I Want the Earth Plus 5%
Intro to Economics - Slides
I Want the Earth Plus 5% also available here.
Analysis of "I Want the Earth Plus 5%."
The Opinion Journal article on inflation.
Article on the German Inflation and Where we are Now
Silver and Gold Charts and Current Spot Prices
Student Reading: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?: Second Half
Reference Reading: Economics in One Lesson by Hazlitt
Economic Falacies - Slides
Seeing through Economic Fallacies: Is America In Trouble for Lack of Manufacturing?
Ten Recurring Economic Fallacies, 1774–2004
What is your Economic View? Take this quiz to find out. Flat Tax in Former Communist Countries
History of Legal Thought
Student Reading: Whatever Happened to Justice?: Chapters 1-20
History of Legal Thought - Slides
The Law by Frederic Bastiat, also available here and here.
Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
William Blackstone - Commentaries on the Laws of England
Basic overview of Lex Rex.
Law in Practice
Student Reading: Whatever Happened to Justice?: Chapters 21-42
Law in Practice - Common Law vs. Politial Law
The Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1776
Louisiana State University's Law Center
Federal Rules of Evidence
Wikipedia's Explanation of Common Law
Common Law by Oliver Wendall Homes, Jr.
Discussions in Legal Topics
Student Reading: The Law by Frederic Bastiat (see link under Legal Thought)
Legal Issues - Slides
In this class we will talk about a number of unsolved legal problems and attempt to discover the Natural or Common Law principles which should give us answers.
Some unsolved problems are:
- Acceptable levels of Risk
- Animal Rights
- Artificial Intelligence
- Capital Punishment
- Consumer Protection
- Copyrights and Patents
- the Environment
- Genetic Engineering
- Irredentism - should land taken by war be returned? What about a land taken 100 years ago?
- Ownership of
- ancient cemeteries
- archaeological sites
- extraterrestrial land and minerals
- scenic views
- Sexuality of mental incompetents
- Sound Polution
- Thermal Polution
- Transmission of Sexual Diseases
History of Political Thought
Student Reading: Are you Liberal, Conservative, or Confused?: whole book
The Liberal Tradition of the West
John Locke's Two Treatises on Government
John Locke's Two Treatises on Government with important points highlighted
Summary of Important points from The Second Treatises on Government
On Locke's Social Order
The New England Confederation
Source Documents of American history
The Declaration of Independence, War of Revolution & Articles of Confederation
Student Reading: Declaration of Independence & Articles of Confederation
The united States Constitution - Part 1
Student Reading: The Constitution