Government Regulation of Business: Protection or Harm?

Government should get out of regulating business at all, including regulations on product safety, emissions, and dealing with industrial waste.

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The Ancient Romans: From Rule of Law to Price Controls

The area in which the Ancient Romans did leave a body of thought, and one that has had lasting influence and significance for future generations, especially in the West up until our own time was in the area of law and contract.

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Defending Fossil Fuel Companies Against Climate Catastrophists

Recognizing facts and assessing them by the standard of human flourishing inevitably leads to the conclusion that fossil fuel companies are not villains but producers of essential human value and deserve to be not attacked, but thanked.

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Bank of Japan Interest Rate Hike is a Canard

On August 11th, Japan’s central bank, the Bank of Japan (BOJ), announced its first interest rate hike in ten years. For seventeen months, the BOJ had lent money overnight to the banking system at a rate of zero; that is, no interest. Now, with the hike, it will...

The Forgotten Man (Part 1)

The type and formula of most schemes of philanthropy or humanitarianism is this: A and B put their heads together to decide what C shall be made to do for D. The radical vice of all these schemes, from a sociological point of view, is that C is not allowed a voice in...

Malaise in Malaysia

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister and former finance minister, was recently sentenced to nine years in jail after he was found guilty of sodomy. The verdict, which has been condemned by government leaders and human rights groups around the...

John McCain’s Deadly Moral Code

John McCain is not shy about expressing his moral vision for America. When he officially announced his candidacy, he said, “I run for president because I want the next generation of Americans to know the sense of pride and purpose of serving a cause greater than...