Neither the total amount of government spending nor the likely budget deficit is threatened with meaningful reduction.
We cannot afford to pass legislation again “so that you can find out what’s in it.”
The effect of this law, were it actually enacted, would be the death of the health insurance industry.
For more than a century, government involvement in American medicine has moved in a single direction: more spending, more bureaucrats, and more government power over the most intimate details of our daily lives.
How today’s widespread acceptance of determinism has made many people suspicious of immigration.
What should be fairly clear is that behind President Trump’s mantra of “America First” is a dangerous paternalistic protectionism that sees tax cuts and reduced regulation of business at home not as ends in themselves to restore individual liberty and economic freedom to the American people; but, instead, as fiscal and interventionist policy tools to influence and manipulate the direction and form of economic activity in the United States.
It is one thing for Bill Gates to advocate the evil idea of sacrificing producers and all the rest of us who benefit from the products and wealth they create. For politicians like prime minister Trudeau, who have the power to actually sacrifice the producers through government force, such as bans, taxes and other wealth distribution schemes, it is doubly immoral.
If anyone else did what the government does with our money, such as hand out corporate welfare, it would be called theft.
Schwartz brings Ayn Rand’s philosophical principles of reason, individualism, and capitalism to the realm of international politics and argues about the futility of having a foreign policy that entails a sacrifice of American interests.
We need not look for better words, than those used by Mr. Herbert Spencer, to describe the aim which we place before ourselves, as the party of individual liberty. That aim is to secure “the liberty of each, limited alone by the like liberty of all.”
“a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government…”
The companies protesting the travel ban and urging Trump to alter it (some are also joined the legal fight to have it canceled) deserve our praise and gratitude.
On collectivist myths and racial prejudice
A dark time is threatening America with the Trumpian ideology and implementation of his vision of political and economic nationalism at the expense of individual liberty, private property rights, rule of law and constitutionally limited government.
Preferring American-made products to those made in China or Mexico just because they were made in America, does not enhance American prosperity.