Out of Control Government and Isaiah’s Job

– August 29, 2022

“Just as Albert Jay Nock helped to cultivate a new generation of friends of freedom, that is our task in our own time. And together we can make a society of liberty a reality, without always being depressed or despondent about who or how many may be listening.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling


The Rise of ESG, Replacing Profits with Paternalism, and Strategy with Standards

– August 28, 2022

“It seems likely that any standardized framework will be based on the UN’s postulates when all is said and done, and this will have all transpired in front of our eyes and by use of our own pocketbooks.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


Criminal Code

– August 26, 2022

“The Tornado Cash ban is very disappointing. Rather than bolstering financial privacy, the U.S. government is making financial privacy a crime.” ~ Joshua R. Hendrickson & William J. Luther


The Suicide of the American Historical Association

– August 20, 2022

“In this branch of academia, it does not matter whether the 1619 Project was truthful or factually accurate. The only concerns are whether its narrative can be weaponized for a political cause or used to deflect scrutiny of the same.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


The Night of the Murdered Poets

– August 16, 2022

“If you are tempted to dismiss the Night of the Murdered Poets or the Doctors’ Plot or any other massacre of history’s innocents as interesting facts made largely irrelevant by the passage of time, please think again.” ~ Lawrence W. Reed


Gulliver’s Travels in Washington, D.C.

– August 9, 2022

“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


Redefining Recession: The White House Goes Orwellian (Video)

– August 4, 2022

“Kate Wand, host of AIER’s Liberty Curious podcast, explores the implications of redefining the meaning of words in a post-truth society, using Magness’ essay on the White House attempt at redefining the term recession.” ~ AIER


Would You Abdicate If You Could Be the Dictator?

– July 31, 2022

“Our fellow Americans need to be reasoned with to better understand that we should not only not want a dictatorship imposed from outside but we should also not want a domestic dictatorship, even when democratically elected, to paternalistically ‘get things done.'” ~ Richard M. Ebeling


State Power Doesn’t Settle Science

– July 27, 2022

“The courageous voice that Drs. Kheriaty, Prasad, Makary, Høeg, and many others express exists in every human being. That voice lies dormant until we value the voice.” ~ Barry Brownstein


How UT-Austin Administrators Destroyed an Intellectual Diversity Initiative

– July 7, 2022

“The extreme hostility of the faculty toward this project shows the desperate need for something serious along these lines. However, with the current administration at UT-Austin, nothing will be possible without far more direct state intervention.” ~ Richard Lowery


How To Defeat China Economically? Don’t Follow Its Worst Practices

– July 5, 2022

“The Biden administration’s new PGII program is unlikely to improve upon past development initiatives. To start, it seems unlikely to offer anything new. Worse, it is a political exercise aimed at China.” ~ Doug Bandow


From Victims to Pawns: New York’s About-Face on Marijuana

– July 2, 2022

“Politicians’ sudden moral awakening would be much more believable if their efforts sought to deliver maximum benefit to the people they harmed rather than to deliver maximum benefit to the political class under the guise of helping their former victims.” ~ Antony Davies