Libertas Institute | Advancing the cause of liberty in Utah
Summary: Libertas Institute exists to advance the cause of liberty within the State of Utah. The Institute promotes liberty by generating non-partisan analysis and commentary on public policy issues relating to Utah, and recommending our findings to opinion leaders, policy makers, media, and interested Utahns.
New proposals could see drug possession in Utah reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.
New reports highlight the ongoing problem with civil asset forfeiture, which allows the government to seize property from innocent individuals.
Don't expect the government to relinquish control of so lucrative a revenue stream.
Labor represents an exchange between free people; while corrupted with government influence, standing alone it is something worth praising.
The race of a person killed by police shouldn't matter. All of us should be concerned when a government agent abuses his authority.
All those ice bucket videos? They're the sign of social pressure helping pursue positive ends—and more efforts like it are needed.
Two Utahns were cited by police for disorderly conduct after recording them with a video camera. See the videos here.
A new political science study claims that the average citizen has a "near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy." Are they right?
The nuts and bolts of taking over the federal land within the borders of Utah is complicated—but it's an issue worth pursuing.
Should the legislature prevent cities from being able to require licenses and fees of home business owners? Here are some other related examples…
Publicly, Dr. Kendell is tasked with a fair review of Common Core. Behind the scenes, he's working to make sure Utah remains bound to it.
Did the Board of Education know what Common Core would do before committing millions of Utahns to it?
Recent studies show that the abuse of power plummets when government agents know they're being watched. Can we continue the trend?
216 years ago, the federal government prohibited political opposition. What lessons are there to learn from this event?