To truly support free speech, one has to accept that some people will say and publish things he finds deeply offensive. Similarly, to be for freedom of association, one has to accept that some people will associate in ways that he finds deeply offensive, such as associating or not associating on the basis of race, sex or religion.
What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris’ Bataclan theater had guns?
In the wilderness of the New World, the Plymouth Pilgrims had progressed from the false dream of communism to the sound realism of capitalism.
Although “moral hazard” is an insurance term, it applies to other government policies besides insurance.
On May 27, 1935, in a unanimous decision the nine members of the Supreme Court said there were constitutional limits beyond which the federal government could not go in claiming the right to regulate the economic affairs of the citizenry. It was a glorious day in American judicial history and is worth remembering.
It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions.
Ayn Rand described Thanksgiving as “a typically American holiday . . . its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.”
This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights.
Thanksgiving celebrates man’s ability to produce.
By creating the imaginary threat of man-made climate change, climate alarmists have given governments everywhere a justification to increase state control in our lives.