Topic: History

Antonio Martino: A Legacy of Liberalism

– March 16, 2022

“He always encouraged and appreciated people who were, so to say, “classical liberal extremists” (including, a long time ago, the present writer). His favorite political philosopher was Anthony de Jasay, whose book The State he loved. That says something.” ~ Alberto Mingardi

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A Tale of Two Squeezes

– March 16, 2022

“Securities and derivative exchanges are woefully far from free markets, worst of all when unrestrained pricing is needed most. And once again, the increasingly distant tendrils of pandemic policies are disrupting the present order, two years on.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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The Value of Federalism for Our Freedom

– March 16, 2022

“Lovers of liberty and freedom need to rediscover the force of federalism in resisting the ever-growing reach of centralized political determination, which is tyranny, even if it is tyranny of the majority.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Why Declare War?

– March 15, 2022

“Due to overzealous delegation and the erosion of an important Constitutional check, people can die, the nation’s reputation can be sullied, and fortunes can be lost, or made, without the real democratic accountability afforded by formally declaring war.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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After the Romanovs: A Review

– March 15, 2022

“Read Rappaport’s excellent book to develop a better sense of why they did what they did, and what became of the people who helped shape the Russia of old. What a story.” ~ John Tamny

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Like Carter, unlike Coolidge

– March 12, 2022

“It is time we looked past the obscurity and calumny that has been thrown over Coolidge’s record and ideas so that we can rediscover his wisdom. In doing so, the vast shortcomings of the Biden administration become even clearer.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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If Bernard Mandeville Is Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld Is Adam Smith

– March 9, 2022

“The relationship between Seinfeld and David has received more ink and attention than the one between Mandeville and Smith. That said, we would not have had a ‘Seinfeld’ without a Larry David. Would we have had a Smith without a Mandeville?” ~ Garret Edwards

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Government Greed

– March 7, 2022

“Perhaps the biggest fail of them all is that many Americans whose real incomes are declining but whose nominal incomes have increased will be forced on 15 April to pay higher real taxes. Come to think of it, government isn’t greedy. It’s rapacious.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Newsweek Discovers Black Conservatives

– March 6, 2022

“Conservatives honor their heritage, but when they look in the mirror they see a person, not a black person or a white person. But how does this work when you’re the only black person in a group?” ~ Clifford F. Thies

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Affirmative Action – Help or Hindrance for the Underrepresented?

– March 5, 2022

“Scientists should carefully examine the evidence before announcing their conclusions. If you examine the evidence concerning racial preferences, you have to question whether they don’t do far more harm than good.” ~ George Leef

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On Human Responsibility

– March 4, 2022

“We are indeed smart and reasonable, but typically only when we each personally experience, in unambiguous ways, a significant portion of the material costs and benefits of each of our choices.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Uncomplicating a Complicated World: The Shining Legacy of Walter E. Williams

– March 4, 2022

“Walter Williams was vastly instrumental in showing us that the best solutions to the racial problems that bedevil us don’t come from the government who all too often caused a problem in the first place.” ~ Tarnell Brown

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