Topic: Government

Presidential Harassment

Presidential Harassment Is a Public Good

– October 10, 2019

Unrelenting scrutiny of any politician is an indisputable public good.

READ MORE
govblame

Government Is the Main Problem, Say a Record Number of Americans

– February 26, 2019

It’s a pretty strange time for conservatives suddenly to decide they like government, and the worst imaginable time for the Left to celebrate the state as never before. Based on the attitudes of the public alone, we ought to be seeing the opposite from both sides.

READ MORE
biology

How To Secede from the Biology Wars

– January 5, 2019

I don’t really care who started this war. It’s a war that no one can win.

READ MORE
MG_1031

Why Moderation Isn’t Always a Good Idea

– November 1, 2018

Society will only thrive as long as people are willing to passionately hold ideas that challenge the mainstream.

READ MORE
gavel

Speak Not of Legislation as Law

– September 24, 2018

Particular laws can be undesirable, and legislation often serves useful purposes. Nevertheless, legislation is not law. So the common habit of using “law” and “legislation” as synonyms sows much confusion.

READ MORE
CourtBuilding

Your Freedom and Rights are Highly Conditional, Says Court

– June 7, 2018

Yes, the court decided the right way, but narrowly and not in a way that should calm the worries of anyone who believes in basic freedoms.

READ MORE
MG_0521

J.J. Watt Shows How Individuals Can Create a More Caring Society

– May 21, 2018

NFL star J.J. Watt is a model for how society can care for itself, privately and voluntarily.

READ MORE
ana-olema

Cuban Exile Sues Communist Regime for Expropriating Her Life

– May 10, 2018

“Anything that our eyes could see, that our noses could smell, that our mouthes could taste, and that our ears could hear had to fit the [communist] ideological framework. Quite literally, the state expropriated my body.”

READ MORE

Constitutional Amendment Only Tool Powerful Enough for “Too Big to Fail”

– May 16, 2017

An economics scholar, Dan Thornton, sees a constitutional amendment as the only way to stop the U.S. government from engaging in “too big to fail” bailouts, but the idea appears too noble to pass. Big-government types won’t go for it for myriad reasons …

READ MORE
goldstandard

Yes Virginia, There Is A Constitutional Monetary Unit

– February 5, 2013

Last week, the Virginia House of Delegates Rules Committee passed, by an 11 – 1 bipartisan majority, a bill to establish “a joint subcommittee to study the feasibility of a United States monetary unit based on a metallic standard, in keeping with the constitutional precepts and our nation’s founding principles….”  

READ MORE

Art Cashin On The New Normal’s New Populism: 165 Million As State Dependents?

– September 18, 2012

A Somewhat Ominous Op-Ed Recalls A Manufactured Ominous Quote – An op-ed in Forbes last week by Bill Wilson is causing some buzz in Wall Street watering holes. Its title is “165 Million Americans Are Dependents of the State: Is Tyranny Next?” Here’s a bit of the essay

READ MORE

Stop Printing Money, Inc.

– April 18, 2011

“America currently has $14 trillion in debt on the books and another $70 trillion or so in unfunded entitlements and pensions that are not yet on the books. These debts will never be repaid with dollars at current value. Either America will devalue its …

READ MORE