The Government Shouldn’t Decide Who May Practice Law

“Legal licensure wouldn’t be a matter of concern if it were not backed up with the power to exclude and punish anyone who dares to compete with the guild.” ~ George Leef

– August 9, 2022

Gulliver’s Travels in Washington, D.C.

“Perhaps, like the King on the Island of Laputa, our elite need a reminder of the danger of wielding such power. Unlike Swift’s protagonist, we are not gullible.” ~ Caroline Breashears

– August 9, 2022

How Airline Regulations Hurt Passengers

“The DOT might think they’re helping, but they’re really not. Airline passengers are far better off when they, not bureaucrats, decide how airlines are run.” ~ Patrick Carroll

– August 9, 2022

Reflections Sparked by A New Jersey Turnpike Rest Area

“I’m confident that everyone at the New Jersey Turnpike rest area, if pressed to think seriously about this feature of the liberal market order as he or she surveyed fellow rest-area visitors, would heartily applaud.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

– August 8, 2022

How Thomas Aquinas Desacralized the State

“McCormick illustrates that Aquinas’s De Regno provides us with a politics that takes liberty and virtue seriously—but always together and never apart. And that should matter to anyone, religious or otherwise, who refuses both nihilism and collectivism.” ~ Samuel Gregg

– August 8, 2022

AIER Leading Indicators Index Falls to 29, Signals Broadening Weakness

The AIER Leading Indicators Index is well below neutral, signaling broadening weakness in the economy and sharply elevated levels of risk for the outlook. Caution is warranted.

– August 8, 2022

The Progressive Left and the Push to Reset the Federal Reserve’s Legal Mandates

“It is puzzling why former Federal Reserve officials have not vocally denounced these developments for what they are: a direct attack on capitalism, free market driven investment, and Federal Reserve independence.” ~ Paul H. Kupiec

– August 8, 2022

Markets vs. Marxism and “Stakeholder Capitalism” | Samuel Gregg & Kate Wand (Video)

“Dr. Samuel Gregg and Kate Wand explore how government interventions such as protectionism and tariffs do not provide incentives to be creative and lead to higher prices, cronyism, and inefficiency.” ~ AIER

– August 7, 2022

New ‘Hunger Winter’ Looms as Europe Prepares to Shiver

“The democracies are riven with culture wars and other indulgences as Europe’s crisis is in the making. For much of the rest of the world, a new Hunger Winter looms. Many will be cold this winter, others will be hungry. Untold numbers will die.” ~ Llewellyn King

– August 7, 2022

Prices Rose Even Faster In June

“Inflation has been too high for too long. Bringing inflation back down should be the Federal Reserve’s top priority.” ~ William J. Luther

– August 6, 2022

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