Christmas Should be More Commercial

It is time to take the Christ out of Christmas, and turn the holiday into a guiltlessly egoistic, pro-reason, this-worldly, commercial celebration.

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Money and Banking Under Laissez-Faire Capitalism

This talk examines the development, operation and performance of monetary systems in the absence of government intervention.

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Monopoly Money: The Destabilizing Consequences of Central Banking

How currency monopolies promote booms and busts, and having a lender of last resort leads to moral hazard and financial instability.

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Pharmaceutical Butchers of Beijing

Boycott this! Boycott that! Fill in the blank: Grapes. Diamonds. Tobacco. Wal-Mart. Nike. Nestle. Denny’s. Disney. McDonald’s. Burma. Nigeria. South Africa. For every politically incorrect product, corporation, and location under the sun, there is a...

Bush Abdicates Leadership on Prescription Drugs

If you want to know why the Bush campaign is foundering, you don’t need to look any farther than last week’s battle (week of September 4th, 2000) over prescription drugs. Proving that the era of big government is far from over, Al Gore has proposed a $253...

The Market Strikes Back: Return of the Value Manager

Early this year during a dinner discussion, a high-level manager at a well-known brokerage firm announced to the table that within a few years “value” managers [e.g. Warren Buffet] will be extinct, and that the greatest fear he had about his personal...

The Abortion Pill: Birth Control the Hard Way

While the FDA’s delayed approval of the “Abortion Pill” RU-486 (which will be sold in America as mifepristone), is generally a good sign for the recognition of abortion rights, the conditions that the FDA has placed on its use raise serious concerns...

Paternal Government and the Abortion Pill

The abortion pill, the controversial RU-486, is now allowed by the FDA to be sold on the market. How nice of them. President Clinton insists the delay was purely scientific, and not political. Will this man’s capacity for lying never exhaust itself? Of course...

Faith Over Freedom

Vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman recently called for the United States “to reaffirm our faith and renew the dedication of our nation and ourselves to God and God’s purposes.”

Moochers at Multiplex

Grab a bag of popcorn and get out your hankies. This one’s a real tear-jerker — for taxpayers, that is. Movie theaters are shutting down all across America. The stock prices of major multiplex chains are plummeting. Cinema companies are declaring...

The Peace Process War in Israel/Palestine

After seven years of tireless negotiations, we can finally see the hard-won result of the Middle Eastern “peace process”: war. Make no mistake about it. The current orgy of killing in Israel/Palestine is not due to a failure or breakdown in negotiations,...

Teacher’s Union Lies

Many people hear only one side of the story of our public schools, because only the teachers’ unions have both the incentives and the millions of dollars required to produce sustained advertising campaigns about education. These campaigns intensify during an...

How The West Was Seized

Vice President Al Gore — Mr. Environmentalism, Mr. Encyclopedic Mind — went blank during the second presidential debate this week when challenged on one of the most alarming land issues facing the nation. Highlighting the difference in their approaches to...

The Censorship Smokescreen

For the past week, our politicians have been busy constructing the foundations of censorship in America. And worse: They have been doing so unanimously. Censorship is being promoted across the political and cultural spectrum, from Al Gore and Joe Lieberman to John...

Freedom in Education: Pro Choice or Pro Monopoly

It is amazing how many people who are “pro-choice” when it comes to abortion are against choice when it comes to education. Indeed, that is the official position of the Democratic Party. Despite Al Gore’s rhetoric at the Democrats’ convention...