Companies should be free to operate in any way they choose: to develop mining and oil sands operations, to build pipelines or nuclear power plants, to start and operate biotechnology ventures or any others—as long as they do not violate the individual rights of others, including their rights to liberty and property.
Most of my writing about the gold standard is about how it works, and how the paper dollar standard doesn’t. A casual conversation I had with someone recently underscored that there is an even stronger argument. Our opponents, those who support central banking and irredeemable paper money, have to make two cases. One is to […]
How Federal Persecutors Hide The Truth To Punish The InnocentLicensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice
Some Americans, right and left, give up on the Constitution whenever it gets in the way of policies they like.
After President Nixon’s gold default in 1971, many people advocated a return to the gold standard. One argument has been repeated: consumer prices are rising. While this is true, it wasn’t compelling in the 1970’s and it certainly doesn’t fire people up today. Rising prices—what most people think of as inflation—is a dead-end, politically. People […]
This is the first piece in what I intend to be a series, on the theme I think of as the Death of Goodwill. There was (and still is) a huge difference between the attitudes of people in America and the attitudes of those in third-world countries. I use the word goodwill for this difference. For […]
We have courts of law, instead of relying on the media or mobs. But politics is undermining law.
On Michael Brown, Ferguson and the militarization of the police.
If government will just relax its regulatory chokehold, private citizens will find safe ways to deliver food, rescue lost cats and fill the skies with happy new possibilities.
Republicans’ launching of foredoomed symbolic actions like lawsuits and impeachment are an irresponsible self-indulgence.
Despite its shortcomings, Glenn Greenwald has written an important book about today’s emergent totalitarianism in America.
Western values of liberty are under ruthless attack by the academic elite on college campuses across America.