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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Thomas Malthus on Population, Passions, Property and Politics (Economic Ideas)

This escape from poverty originated in Western Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with the coming of the Industrial Revolution and the freeing of men and markets from the heavy-handed regulations and commercial restrictions of government.

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The Legacy of Mao Zedong is Mass Murder

According to the authoritative “Black Book of Communism,” an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new “socialist” China.

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Charismatic Ignoramuses

[Some months ago] the Democrats and the New York Times were making hay with a Department of Energy document which revealed that Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham met with top executives of energy-producing companies while preparing an energy report that was released...

Israel Morals Match Rand Ideology

If an individual, and a fictional one at that, can be a microcosm of a state, then Israel and Howard Roark, the legendary architect of Ayn Rand's classic "The Fountainhead," may have a lot in common. Sound far-fetched? Not according to the Ayn Rand Institute, which...

The European Union Wants to Tax You!

You don't have to be an economist to know that when tax collectors from the European Union complain about "certain distortions of competition" and announce a need to "correct" it, a blueprint for higher taxes can't be far behind. This normally wouldn't concern most...

We Must Protect Science

Currently on the agenda of the US Senate is legislation that would outlaw a scientist's right to clone human tissue. This "Human Cloning Prohibition Act" was introduced last year by Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas. In what would be the greatest injustice against...

Caring About Future Generations

How often do we hear politicians, labor bosses, business leaders and other Americans expressing concern about the nation's children and their children? I generally dismiss such concern as disgusting hypocrisy because their actions don't begin to match their words. If...

Michael Moore: A Real “Stupid White Man”

MICHAEL MOORE ISN'T YOUR AVERAGE MILLIONAIRE CELEBRITY. His oafish, disheveled appearance is both physically and intellectually disengaging, so much so that you might not take him very seriously. You should. Ostensibly, Moore exposes the hypocrisy and misconduct of...

The Slavery Reparations Hustle

Don't bother telling the plaintiffs who sued earlier this year to collect reparations for slavery from three US corporations that they don't have a legal leg to stand on. They already know it. After all, you don't need a law degree to recognize that FleetBoston, CSX,...

Tax Me More Fund

In December, the governor of Arkansas created the "Tax Me More Fund," so people who consider themselves undertaxed can donate more to the state government. Even with the economic recovery underway, state lawmakers nationwide are finding it tough to balance their...

A World without Adversity

The first time I had to fire someone, nearly 30 years ago, I lay awake the night before. There was no question that she had to be fired. Her irresponsible behavior was jeopardizing the whole research project that I was running. But she was just 19 years old and a nice...

Freedom’s Defenders

Memorial Day is always a solemn occasion, but especially so this year, because we have so recently experienced this day's meaning first-hand. We have seen it in two different ways: we have seen the courage of our troops on the battlefields of Afghanistan -- and we...

The United Nation’s War Against Israel

In true U.N tradition, Annan ignores the action of gunmen that murder five-year old girls in cold blood, of teenage bombers programmed to indiscriminately kill Jews and of the Palestinian soldiers that cower in teeming population centers, allowing woman and children to suffer the consequences of their actions — all clear violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

The “Peace Process” Myth: Negotiations End Wars

Wars usually end with both sides sitting down at a table and signing a peace agreement. From this, some people seem to think that the way to get peace is to start sitting down at a table and beginning negotiations. In other words, start "the peace process" -- whether...

In Washington, Hindsight is 20/400

There are serious reasons for criticizing President Bush's war against terrorism. One reason involves his refusal to support Israel's self-defense against the openly terrorist organization, the P.L.O. What's good for the Taliban should be good for Arafat and his...