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Gambling Madness

March Madness has finally ended, albeit in April. However, the federal prohibition against gambling on the basketball games continues. On March 11 — Selection Sunday — the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced which 68 teams qualified for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Thirty-two teams get automatic spots to play because they are conference tournament ... [click for more]

Reasons for Anti-Capitalism: Ignorance, Arrogance, and Envy

Why is the free enterprise or capitalist economic system so widely disliked, hated and opposed? Given the success of the competitive market economy to “deliver the goods,” it presents something of a paradox. An economic system that has either radically reduced or even in some instances virtually eliminated poverty, that has created widely available opportunities for personal, social and ... [click for more]

Pinochet’s Chicago Boys versus Freedom

Ever since the U.S.-supported military coup in Chile that brought Gen. Augusto Pinochet to power in 1973, American and Chilean conservatives have extolled the economic policies that the Pinochet regime brought to Chile. The policies, which conservatives have long described as “free-market,” originated within a group of Chilean economists known as the Chicago Boys, who accepted governmental positions in ... [click for more]

Limited Government and a Free Society, Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Franklin D. Roosevelt was up for reelection in 1940. Toward the end of the election campaign, wanting to reassure the considerable isolationist sentiment, he promised not to send U.S. troops to Europe. “I have said this before. But I shall say it again and again and again. Your ... [click for more]

Trump, Free Speech, and Libertarianism

There is a modest amount of crossover between populism and libertarianism — as there is between libertarianism and other political philosophies — but leftists and progressives should hesitate before lumping us into the same category. For the most part populists are just big-government conservatives — which means they have more in common with the political Left than with us ... [click for more]

How to Make America Great Again

It has now been a year since Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the forty-fifth president of the United States of America. Among other things, he said in his inauguration speech, From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, ... [click for more]
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