A Superior Vision

The immorality associated with violation of the principle of self-ownership lies at the root of problems that could lead to our doom as a great nation.

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Back Up Blues

In a previous article, I discussed the importance of backing up your entire hard drive (not just your data) periodically as protection against computer viruses. Of course, there are other equally important reasons to back up your entire hard drive. You can have a hard...

Stifling Black Students

Racial preferences, quotas and affirmative action in university admission practices have lost political and, increasingly, legal support. As a result, states such as California, Texas and Florida have implemented a substitute practice called “percentage...

Making Better Decisions

How to make better decisions — big and small? Here are some tips. 1. Assume certainty is possible. You’re certain the sky is blue. You’re certain where you’re standing or sitting right now is where you’re standing or sitting. You can...

You Can’t Win a War without Going to War

The spirits are up at the White House these days: everybody’s busy congratulating themselves for a war well fought and deservedly won. That we deserve to win the War on Terror is beyond respectable dispute (although, evidently, not beyond dispute altogether)....

It’s Time for Congress to Re-evaluate Antitrust

The following written testimony was submitted to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary for its hearings on the proposed Microsoft antitrust settlement. On behalf of the Center for the Moral Defense of Capitalism, I respectfully submit my testimony to the US Senate...

Why The Insanity Defense Is Insane, Part II

A reader writes in: I respectfully disagree with your “shooting-from-the-hip” and “un-objective-like” quick analysis of the Yates killings (see Daily Dose column 2/28/02–“Why the Insanity Defense is Insane” ). I haven’t...

A Broadband Customer Service Update

My readers know that customer service (or customer no-service) is a running theme throughout my articles. I am constantly aghast at the number of companies who don’t understand that their real business is to provide customer service. You may gain a few customers...

Memo: Spit on the U.S. Diplomats and Sue the Saudis

To: 9/11 victims and their families From: Daniel Pipes Subject: Compensation You have been engaged in an unfortunate spat with the U.S. government over the money you deserve for your losses on 9/11, prompting anger all around. Here’s a solution: Forget...

Israel’s Suicide

With unremitting ferocity, Arab terrorists this weekend again attacked Israelis through suicide bombing and sniper fire–brutally killing 22. Despite such carnage, despite Yasser Arafat’s hollow promises to quell such violence, despite his record of...