Author Archive | Nick Gillespie

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Coming Thursday: “Stossel on Reason,” New Video Collaboration with the Legend!

Watch an exclusive preview of Reason’s newest project, which features weekly video content from the leading libertarian newsman, John Stossel. Nick Gillespie|Jul. 19, 2017 3:45 pm I’m excited to announce that tomorrow we will debut “Stossel on Reason,” a collaboration with the libertarian news legend John Stossel. Stossel will be providing weekly documentary segments, video […]

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If You’re Going to FreedomFest, Make Sure To Catch All the Reason Panels

FreedomFestFreedomFest, the world’s largest annual gathering of libertarians, gets started tomorrow in Las Vegas. (It’s not too late to attend!) The keynote speakers include William Shatner, Greg Gutfeld, and John Stossel (who will also be debuting his first “Stossel on Reason” documentary during the four-day event). There are panels and presentations galore on virtually every […]

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Millennials, Permissionless Innovation, and the Libertarian Future

Nick Gillespie tells Australia’s “The Rational Rise” why he’s bullish about the prospects for freedom in the 21st century. Nick Gillespie|Jul. 9, 2017 10:31 pm I traveled to Sydney, Australia earlier this year to speak at the Friedman Conference, an annual event organized by the Australian Libertarian Society and the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance. While I […]

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Journalism Historian: CNN’s Malpractice Is ‘a Gift From Heaven for’ Trump

Media Myth Alert”The cases of misreported or erroneously reported major news stories begin to make you wonder, “Are the news media just out there to get Trump,” says W. Joseph Campbell, communications professor at American University and the author of Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism. “The relationship with […]

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Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]

On June 13 at New York’s Subculture Theater, The Soho Forum staged a debate over the resolution: “Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism.” FreedomFest impresario and economist Mark Skousen argued for the affirmative while Barron’s books editor and Soho Forum co-founder Gene Epstein argued the negative. Naomi […]

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Read Austin Petersen’s Goodbye Note to the Libertarian Party

Third-place finisher in 2016 presidential primary will run for Missouri Senate seat as a Republican. Nick Gillespie|Jul. 4, 2017 7:31 pm FacebookAustin Petersen, the third-place finisher for the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nomination, is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri currently held by Democrat Claire McCaskill. But he’s running as a Republican and […]

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Exclusive: Libertarian Activist Austin Petersen Is Running for U.S. Senate…as a Republican! [Reason Podcast]

Gage Skidmore, FlickrIn an exclusive interview with Reason, Austin Petersen, the third-place finisher (to Gary Johnson and John McAfee) in the Libertarian Party’s presidential primary, explains why he is running for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Missouri—as a Republican. The controversial 37-year-old former Fox Business producer tells Nick Gillespie: I’ve pounded the […]

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What Frederick Douglass Teaches Us about July 4th and American Exceptionalism

I don’t think there’s a greater Fourth of July speech than Frederick Douglass’ 1852 address, “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?” The titular passage is the most-searing indictment of precisely the sort of cheap and easy American exceptionalism that continues to clot political rhetoric with the phoniest sort of patriotism: What, to […]

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