The Future of the UK After Leaving The EU: Capitalism or Socialism?

Will the United Kingdom come out of this departure, in the long run, politically and economically stronger or weaker? That depends upon what the citizens of the United Kingdom do with their reestablished democratic self-determination.

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PBS: The Impracticality of Theft

According to Fox News: “Critics say that PBS has compromised its mission over the last 30 years, squandering taxpayer dollars with little thought to viewer accountability and becoming slaves to corporate underwriters and political correctness. And while some...

An “Unselfish Love”

Q: If a man tells a woman that he loves her but then is always concerned about other people’s feelings and not about hers, does he really love her? For example: He lives far away from his girlfriend. He has only two days to spend with her, when visiting, but he...

Patriotism and Tax Havens

What defines a patriot these days? Is it one’s dedication to the principles of freedom, or is is it one’s willingness to place their life second to the needs of the state. These days, it looks a lot like the latter is the common view. Take for example, the...

The Anti-Capitalist Offensive

At the same time that John Walker Lindh is allowed to cop a plea, getting who knows how few years in prison, the media and a segment of the public are demanding to get the heads on a platter (the phrase actually used) of a number of CEOs of business firms who have yet...

Put Dow Doubts to Rest

When our book, “Dow 36,000,” was published in September 1999, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 10318. The Dow closed in the middle of last week at 8736. What went wrong? Actually, nothing. Despite its flamboyant title, “Dow 36,000” was...

The Friends of James Ujaama

Just when you think you know somebody, he goes and gets himself detained by the FBI for questioning in connection with alleged ties to the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden. So, whom do you stand by: your country or an individual who you’ve known all your...

The Fast Food Three vs. The Whopper

Stop me before I eat again! This explains a recently filed lawsuit against four fast-food restaurant chains: McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC Corporation. A lawyer, seeking to eventually file a class-action lawsuit, found three plaintiffs who claim...

Israeli Arabs: Self-Declared Enemies?

Arabs in Israel have already been awarded full social and political equality. Despite these generous privileges, the majority of Arabs do not see themselves as disadvantaged citizens in a democracy, fighting for equality, but rather as partisan Palestinians temporarily living under Zionist occupation.

Blame Congress for America’s Tax System

Does the IRS always merit the harsh criticism it receives? No. Politicians deserve much of the blame for the way our tax system operates. Take, for instance, the Earned Income Tax Credit. It was Congress that created the EITC-essentially an income-redistribution...

The Threat Of The Paternalistic State

A precondition of freedom is the recognition of the individual’s capacity to make decisions for himself. If man were viewed as congenitally incapable of making rational choices, there would be no basis for the very concept of rights. Yet that is increasingly how...

Blood for Oil

Someone, finally, has stated the truth to the administration and to the world: Saudi Arabia is our enemy. According to the Washington Post, that was the message of a recent briefing to the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. The presentation, by Rand Corporation...

What’s Good for Tom Daschle…

Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has seen the light. People — specifically, people who live and vote in his home state of South Dakota — must come before plant life. This sudden insight was illuminated by the glare of 50,000 forest fires, which have...

No Conflict Between Liberty and Security

Most Americans, including our politicians, continue to believe the insidious proposition that we must “strike a balance” between liberty and security. Even though the House’s new homeland security bill specifically prohibits the President’s...