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The Economist Who Saw the Future

Hans Sennholz (1922–2007) was a professor of economics and a student of Ludwig von Mises while at NYU. He was an intrepid critic of government deficits: If we cannot return to fiscal integrity because the public prefers prodigality over balanced budgets, we cannot escape paying the price, which is ever lower incomes and standards of living for all. The pains ... [click for more]

Maybe It’s Time to Privatize Foreign Policy

Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has caused uproar in American foreign policy circles by challenging existing forms of U.S. participation in a variety of military and political alliances in Europe and Asia, including NATO.  But in spite of impressions in the media, Trump is not an isolationist, but an extremely aggressive advocate of American interventionism. The self-proclaimed “master of the ... [click for more]

Allen Dulles: Architect of America’s Secret Government

David Talbot has written an important book that is destined to become a classic, because it helps us confront the darker aspects of our nation’s history. As American citizens we vote in elections and our television news keeps us up to speed with what is happening in politics. But much of what is decided for us is done so ... [click for more]

There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility of an Armed Revolt

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison America is a ticking time bomb. All that remains to be seen is who—or what—will set fire to the fuse. We are poised at what seems to be the pinnacle of a manufactured breakdown, with police shooting unarmed citizens, snipers shooting police, global and domestic ... [click for more]

Abolish the Department of Education

The Department of Education (DOE) is one of the most destructive federal agencies because it attempts to control the flow of ideas and information by controlling public schools, including higher education. If a school does not comply, then it gets no federal money. Educators who rebel outright, such as home-schooling parents, are reined in by an ever-tightening net of ... [click for more]

Clinton and Trump are Both the Face of Plunder and Paternalism

Whether it is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump who stands on the steps of the Capital Building in Washington, D.C in January 2017 to take the oath of office as president of the United States, all public opinion polls suggest that that person will have among the highest unfavorable ratings for anyone beginning their time in the White House. According to an Associated Press poll taken in early ... [click for more]

Time for a Nexit

On June 23, a referendum arranged by Parliament was held in the United Kingdom. By a vote of 52 percent to 48 percent, British voters expressed their opinion that Great Britain should end its membership in the European Union. “Brexit” is a blend of “British exit” from the European Union (EU). This was not the first time British voters were ... [click for more]

The Presidential Race: An Opportunity for Liberty

Given the antipathy among the American people toward Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Libertarian Party’s recent nomination of former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts Governor William Weld is certain to make libertarianism a hot topic of discussion around the country during this election season. This presents a grand opportunity for libertarians. ... [click for more]

Six Steps in Analyzing Political Issues

Every political issue can be analyzed or argued on at least six levels. The levels are usually conflated, but they should be addressed separately even when there is overlap. Otherwise, confusion rather than clarity results. Indeed, sometimes the only way to make sense of a disagreement is to peel away the layers and inspect them one by ... [click for more]

The Landmark Case That Destroyed Economic Liberty

If the Supreme Court’s 1905 holding in Lochner v. New York is the widely reviled embodiment of the constitutional right to freedom of contract, then West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish is its celebrated antithesis. The New Deal era case has been identified with the beginning of a “Constitutional Revolution” that freed progressive social policy to march triumphantly onward. ... [click for more]

Self-Determination and Individual Choice in a Post-Brexit World

The recent vote within the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union has implicitly once again raised the issue of the right of self-determination through secession.  In other words, do individuals have a right to determine under which political authority they shall live and have representation? This is, of course, an almost taboo subject in the United States because ... [click for more]
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