Clicky

Reason Magazine

Reason Magazine Reason.com: The leading libertarian magazine and video website covering news, politics, and culture. Reason is the libertarian magazine and website of "free minds and free markets."

Operating as usual

This obscure area of the law, in which the state essentially determines that an adult should be treated like a child, so...
04/30/2022
'They Just Took Me Away'

This obscure area of the law, in which the state essentially determines that an adult should be treated like a child, sometimes involuntarily, exerts enormous power over the people who find themselves in the system.

It's been a year since Jan Garwood, a 72-year-old central Florida woman, won her freedom back and started trying to...

In the new Reason Interview podcast, Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward speaks with Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales about poli...
04/30/2022
Jimmy Wales: What Wikipedia Got Right About Social Media

In the new Reason Interview podcast, Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward speaks with Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales about politicians pushing for more control of online content.

Wikipedia, "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit," went from being a weird online experiment 21 years ago to one...

After five years of everybody calling everything "Russian disinformation," a new board is being set up to police it. Wha...
04/29/2022
New DHS Board Seeks To Counter What It Thinks Is Disinformation

After five years of everybody calling everything "Russian disinformation," a new board is being set up to police it. What could go wrong?

The board's head says she is dedicated to "protecting free speech," but she has also expressed direct opposition to "free speech absolutists."

The longer Congress waits to deal with it, the bigger the problem becomes.
04/29/2022
Don't Wait! The National Debt Is Only Getting Worse

The longer Congress waits to deal with it, the bigger the problem becomes.

Getting a handle on America's massive and growing national debt will only be more difficult if lawmakers keep postponing the...

Putin has not just destroyed the international order and tens of thousands of lives, he has also damaged one of the most...
04/29/2022
Free Trade Still Promotes Peace, Despite Putin’s Reckless War

Putin has not just destroyed the international order and tens of thousands of lives, he has also damaged one of the most sacred classical liberal beliefs: Trade fosters peace.

‘Peace through commerce’ didn’t prevent war in Ukraine, but that doesn’t mean the theory is invalid.

The "free for all" to which fans of regulated speech object means freedom for them as much as for everybody else. They m...
04/29/2022
Europe Escalates the Threat to Online Free Speech

The "free for all" to which fans of regulated speech object means freedom for them as much as for everybody else. They may come to miss it as much as the rest of us.

It's easy to overstate, but attitudes towards freedom of action differ in the United States and the European Union. Americans...

"This vote asked President Biden to violate the 4th Amendment, seize private property, and determine where it would go –...
04/29/2022
AOC Defends Due Process as Colleagues Greenlight Asset Seizure Bill

"This vote asked President Biden to violate the 4th Amendment, seize private property, and determine where it would go – all without due process." — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The bill asks Biden "to violate the 4th Amendment," says congresswoman. An unlikely coalition of congressional Democrats and Republicans joined...

It's safer for everyone's liberties if both parties stayed within the guardrails.
04/29/2022
Stop Using Legislation To Virtue Signal

It's safer for everyone's liberties if both parties stayed within the guardrails.

Officials in overwhelmingly Democratic California have long used state power to torment businesses they don't like for a variety of...

Tucked away in the congressional justification of Biden's budget request for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De...
04/29/2022
Joe Biden Takes Another Stab at Zoning Reform

Tucked away in the congressional justification of Biden's budget request for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a proposed 10-year, $35 billion Housing Supply Fund, with $10 billion of that dedicated to grants to "reduce affordable housing barriers."

Two years into his administration, President Joe Biden has thus far failed to eliminate "the suburban lifestyle dream"—something former President...

04/28/2022
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Has Already Solved the Internet's Problems

Wikipedia, "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit," went from being a weird online experiment 21 years ago to one of the mainstays of the modern internet with astonishing speed. Even more astonishing, it has maintained its reputation and functionality since its founding, even as the rest of the social internet seems hellbent on tearing itself apart.

This episode between the state of Florida and Disney should serve as a warning for companies angling to score special pr...
04/28/2022
No, Florida Republicans Do Not Care About Crony Capitalism

This episode between the state of Florida and Disney should serve as a warning for companies angling to score special privileges from government. Governments give arbitrarily and unfairly, and they take back with equal arbitrariness and unfairness.

The state has 1,288 independent special districts. But we aren't hearing significant GOP complaints about anyone's but Disney's.

What's next for the concept of free cities?
04/28/2022
Honduras Ends Its Experiment With Charter Cities

What's next for the concept of free cities?

Honduras had been a pioneer in experimenting with what were called ZEDEs—"Zones for Employment and Economic Development" in English translation....

"Attacking the messenger instead of responding to the accusations is a classic reaction by authoritarian leaders such as...
04/28/2022
El Salvador Detains 17,000 'Suspected Gang Members' Without Due Process

"Attacking the messenger instead of responding to the accusations is a classic reaction by authoritarian leaders such as Nayib Bukele," a human rights investigator tells Reason.

President Nayib Bukele extends “state of emergency” for El Salvador—allowing the police to continue to mass arrest people for little, if any, reason.

🎧 On the new Reason Interview podcast: Aella is a former factory worker who never graduated college and became one of th...
04/28/2022
Aella: Libertarian Sex Worker Turned Data Scientist

🎧 On the new Reason Interview podcast: Aella is a former factory worker who never graduated college and became one of the most successful performers on OnlyFans, sometimes taking home over $100,000 a month on the platform.

Meet Aella, the daughter of evangelical Christians from Idaho who were so poor they couldn't always put food on the table....

FDA and its allies claim menthol cigarettes are harder to quit, particularly for African Americans. It's one of the agen...
04/28/2022
FDA Case for Menthol Ban Undermined by New Study

FDA and its allies claim menthol cigarettes are harder to quit, particularly for African Americans. It's one of the agency's central arguments for prohibition—it's also wrong, a new study suggests.

Just in time for the Food and Drug Administration's expected announcement of a formal rule to ban menthol cigarettes, a...

Reid wasn't the only one hinting that Musk has racist motivations. Discredited Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King sa...
04/27/2022
MSNBC's Joy Reid Claims Elon Musk 'Misses' Apartheid-Era South Africa

Reid wasn't the only one hinting that Musk has racist motivations. Discredited Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King said Musk's actions were "about white power" and that he "was raised in Apartheid by a white nationalist."

On Tuesday night, MSNBC anchor Joy Reid implied that SpaceX/Tesla founder Elon Musk, who's in the process of purchasing Twitter,...

Address

Los Angeles, CA

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Reason Magazine posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Category

Nearby media companies