Free Trade vs. The Folly of Protectionism

Free Trade vs. The Folly of Protectionism

Protectionism fully implemented across all industries would mean a lower standard of living, because it would result in capital and labor unnecessarily being diverted into the production of goods that could more economically be produced elsewhere.

Making Resolutions Outlast January

Making Resolutions Outlast January

I love the concept of New Year’s resolutions. They’re always positive and typically involve self-improvement. I mean, whoever heard of anyone resolving, “This will be the year when I finally get fat” or “I hereby decree to spend less time...
Environmentalism vs Creativity

Environmentalism vs Creativity

For decades environmentalists have cried that man should adopt an “alternative” form of energy. But in this freest country on earth, exactly how have they exercised their liberty to try and make their dream come true? Well, they support like-minded...

Faith's War against Worldliness

  “The Muslim loves death and martyrdom, just as you love life. There is a great difference between he who loves the Hereafter and he who loves this world. The Muslim loves death and seeks Martyrdom.” So declared an Islamic clergyman in Jerusalem just...

Potter’s Morals vs. Bible’s Magic

Christians have it backward. If you’re worried about your child obsessing over magic, it’s not Harry Potter you should guard against; it’s the Bible. Author J.K. Rowling doesn’t bill her writing as anything other than fiction. Youngsters are...

An Open Letter to Businesspeople

Entrepreneurs, risk-takers, men and women of creative ability, of talent, of inventiveness, of productive achievement–for what you do, you are good! Yes, good–as in “moral,” “ethical,” “virtuous.” Throughout history,...

The Good in Price Gouging

As the Sunshine State endures the worst hurricane season in a century, some Florida merchants are also weathering a manmade gale: charges of so-called “price gouging.” There are thousands of such accusations, and, egged on by media everywhere,...

Why Is There No Car Insurance Crisis?

Is there something special about health insurance that makes it crisis-prone? I mean, we never hear about the horrible “house insurance crisis” or the “spiraling cost of auto insurance.” It wouldn’t be too hard to create such a crisis...

Majority Rule: The Tyrants Next Door

There’s a funny little radio spot that’s been running locally. It’s a (fake) phone conversation between a man who wanted his car painted midnight blue and a guy at the paint shop who tells him they’ve gone with “a stunning shade of...