Open Thread: What’s Your Freedom Story?

Thunderdome at Burning Man

There are two kinds of freedoms: Freedom “to” and freedom “from” … What’s your freedom narrative?

Read the full article

Prison Utopia

United States prisons, US prison rates, American freedom jail, Carl Pettit, Root Down, The Good Life

The United States leads the world in incarceration rates of its citizens. Is America really home of the free?

Read the full article

Slaves and Robots

R2-D2 from Star Wars

If we invent a machine with a personality and desires, does it deserve freedom?

Read the full article

Freedom, Business and Change


If conservatives want to run America like a business, they should never turn a potential customer away.

Read the full article

Know Your Place


Seeing yourself in the bigger picture of oppression.

Read the full article

Un-Defining Manhood


Men cling to bachelorhood as a defining chapter of their lives, but becoming a husband and father is much more personally defining than being single could ever be, writes Ryan W. Bradley.

Read the full article

30 Days Without Social Media: The Wrap Up


Collin Slattery learns which kinds of connections fulfill, and which are unsatisfying in comparison, in his experiment in avoiding social media.

Read the full article

30 Days Without Social Media: Two Weeks In


Halfway into a month-long fast from social media, Collin Slattery wavers between enthusiasm and despair.

Read the full article

On Freedom

advanced free fall

Freedom to be ourselves, to thrive, and to change the world. An introduction to the Freedom series on The Good Life.

Read the full article

What Freedom and China Have to Do With ObamaCare

claw arcade game stocked with cigarettes

“I saw that in the literal sense, China was freer than America.” Discipline, cigarette smoking, the quarter-life crisis, and the Affordable Care Act all figure into Brandon Ferdig’s essay on freedoms and their limits.

Read the full article

30 Days Without Social Media: One Week In


At the end of a week without social media, Collin Slattery is becoming aware of the changes in himself.

Read the full article

Food (In)security


Food security begins at home.

Read the full article

The Future Is Ours: Video


If I’m part of the mechanism that lights a spark for just one person to effect change, it’s worth it.

Read the full article

The Right to Life; The Right to End It [Video]

eye in the pool

It’s your life. But is it yours to end?

Read the full article

4 Essential Freedoms of Happiness for Men

group hug

Men need to be free to be happy.

Read the full article

Strange Freedom

walking out the door

In quitting a job, Rick Belden finds a strange new sensation: freedom.

Read the full article