The Truth About Climate Change

Climate change is real and persistent. Is nature’s inherent dynamism responsible for the climate change of our era? Or are the cause(s) man-made?

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When You Should–and Should Not–Help Others

Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged wrote, "When people need help, the best of them (those who need it through no fault of their own) often prefer to starve rather than accept assistance -- while the worst of them (the professional parasites) run riot and cash in...

Black Slavery is Alive in 2001

Black slaves are still available -- just not in the United States. To make a purchase, you'd have to travel to the Sudan as Gerald Williams, Harvard University pre-med student, did in October 2000. Slavery in the Sudan is in part a result of a 15-year war by the...

Political Advice for President George Bush

No sooner do we elect a new president than we start telling him what to do. People in the media are full of advice, perhaps more so this year than usual. Because of the closeness of both the presidential and congressional elections, much media advice seems to be that...

Bill Clinton’s Legacy of Lasting Corruption

After Bill Clinton, Al Gore and various Congressional Democrats had pointed the finger of suspicion at Big Oil as the cause of astronomical gasoline prices in the Midwest, the Washington Times obtained a copy of a memorandum from within the Clinton administration...

Tax Slaves Existing for Government

Alan Keyes, a candidate for the Republican 2000 presidential nomination, argues that the income tax is a slave tax and that Americans are slaves. He is correct. A slave is a person who does not own his own labor. After tax, successful Americans retain no more of the...

More Guns, Less Crime?

In response to the tragic shootings at Columbine High School and the Los Angeles JCC, the relation of gun availability to violent crime has been furiously debated in the media. One highly visible scholar in the media debate is economist and social scientist, John...

Bill Gates, Meet Ayn Rand

If you want to understand what is happening to Microsoft, read "Atlas Shrugged," Ayn Rand's classic story of the bureaucratic assault on the entrepreneurial spirit. In "Atlas Shrugged," Hank Rearden, inventor of the fabulous Rearden metal, is harassed and blackmailed...

Where is the Future?

Where are the flying cars?It is now 2001, and for those of us who insist on technicalities, this is the real, official beginning of the 21st century. So I want to know: Where is the future predicted for us by science fiction writers -- you know, the future of flying...

Microsoft and Liberty

Think about the government's case against Microsoft and, just as importantly, it's implications for our liberty. Let's ask a general question just to get started. If there's an act we all agree is immoral and unacceptable when done by an individual, does that act...

Global Economic Freedom Continues to Gain Survey Shows

More countries expanded economic freedom during the past year than curtailed it, The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal report in their annual "Index of Economic Freedom." The survey showed 70 of the 155 countries rated granted their citizens more...

The End of Montgomery Ward

The passing of a once-great business is often a time for nostalgia and regret, so the announced closing down of Montgomery Ward has provoked much media comment along these lines. But both the rise and the fall of Montgomery Ward illustrates the dynamic adjustments of...

Ignoring A “Hate Crime” in D.C.

Here in the land of pontificators and tolerance preachers, a hateful crime goes unpunished. President Clinton, our lame duck lip-biter, is nowhere to be found. Neither are the chest-beaters at the New York Times. And the rainbow coalition of loud-mouthed minority...

Listen to Venus Williams Advice on Taxes

Basically, the tax system is designed to punish success. Work harder than the next guy, innovate, invest wisely, or get lucky--and the government will put the squeeze on you. Almost every argument made by liberals against tax cuts, it seems, comes down to a familiar...

Tax Competition: Harmful to Whom?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a Paris-based institution with 29 member nations from the industrialized world, has launched a project seeking the elimination of "harmful tax competition."In a report titled "Towards Global Tax...