Immoral Government: “Phasing Out” Fossil Fuels

Fonda’s attack on the oil sands is inconsequential; Trudeau’s is evil.

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David Ricardo on Wealth, Inflation, and Freedom (Economic Ideas)

David Ricardo (1772-1823) was one of the most influential economic theorists of the first half of the nineteenth century.

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Flourishing Business Needs Free Markets

iPhones would never have been created in a centrally planned economy where the government regulates the prices, from CEO pay to those of products.

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Does waging war on a tyrant make one a tyrant?

Agitated reader: I just can't stomach your narrow minded opinions anymore. What gives the United States moral authority to wage a war against not just a tyrant, but innocent people? Dr. Hurd: What exactly would broad minded opinions consist of? Treating the government...

The Anti-Capitalist Mentality

Consider the following statement issued on September 27, 2002 at a press conference by the leaders of last weekend's "anti-capitalist convergence" in Washington, DC after hundreds of protestors were arrested for acts of violence and disorder, including halting...

Q & A on Going to war with Iraq

A reader from a major news network writes in: Reader: Going to war with Iraq is so stupid for so many reasons that I can't take the time to address them all. Needless to say, there is NO evidence of weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Hurd: So it doesn't count that...

Latest Version of Old Ploy

California's Governor Gray Davis has gotten himself some front-page headlines, not only in California but across the country, by signing into law the first mandated provision for paid leave from work (at half pay) for people who say that they have family problems to...

The Purpose of a World Trade Center Memorial

Memorials proposed for the World Trade Center site include slabs of stone whose lines would correspond to the shadows cast by the Towers when they were attacked; a well 911 feet deep with two towers hovering above it; and a grass-covered mound 650 feet across. For...

The Return of the Al Gore

If anyone had any doubts about whether Al Gore was going to try to run for president again in 2004, his speech in San Francisco on September 23rd should have put those doubts to rest. The former vice president was in top form, doing what he does best -- making an...

Marketing 101 for Broadband Service Providers

Every day I'm bombarded with television commercials from broadband service providers in my area. Companies like BellSouth, Charter, AT & T, and Earthlink are competing relentlessly for my broadband dollars. And there isn't a single thing in any of their television...

West Nile Virus: The Environmentalist’s Epidemic

The Washington Post reports that a 54 year-old Northern Virginia woman died this Sunday after being infected with the West Nile virus. The woman was Virginia's first death from the mosquito-borne illness. To date, the Centers for Disease Control reports over 2,000...

Orwellian ‘Peace’ Movement

For decades, radicals have gobbled up words such as 'peace' and 'progressive' and spit them out as the pillars of anti-American, radical leftist philosophy. Nothing's changed. Pacifists and progressives with the keen ability to convert illogical into something that...

Poor Language, Poor Thinking

Here's what the Harvard University Civil Rights Project's "scholars" said in a July 2001 press release: "Almost half a century after the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that Southern school segregation was unconstitutional and 'inherently unequal,' new statistics from...