Immoral Government: “Phasing Out” Fossil Fuels

Fonda’s attack on the oil sands is inconsequential; Trudeau’s is evil.

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David Ricardo on Wealth, Inflation, and Freedom (Economic Ideas)

David Ricardo (1772-1823) was one of the most influential economic theorists of the first half of the nineteenth century.

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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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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 bankruptcy,...

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, or even a...

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 election...

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 in July about being...

A Season of Trivialities

What an exciting election season. Just think of the campaign issues everyone's talking about. Al Gore gave his wife a long smooch at the Democratic convention; will this endear him to suburban women? George W. got in trouble when he called a reporter an unpleasant...

Who Owns Your Genes?

Our genes are stretches of DNA that we got from mom and dad. They have been with us since our beginning. Genes built our bodies. They exist in each and every one of our cells. It seems reasonable that our genes shouldn't be anybody else's property. Yet, many...

Fight The Anti-Pesticide Pests

The West Nile virus came to my neck of the woods last week, when four dead crows turned up in southern Maryland and Washington, D.C. Am I scared? Yes, the possible presence of infected mosquitoes in my lakeside neighborhood is worrisome. But even more disturbing is...

Al Gore’s Money Grab

Whose money is it?In a muddled political contest, where there is no basic disagreement on prescription drugs, education, or even foreign policy, the biggest issue might be: Which candidate, if any, thinks you have a right to your own money?Al Gore's answer is clear:...

Who is Al Gore Championing?

Al Gore claims he is trying to fight for "those who need a champion, those who need to be lifted up so they are never left behind." Exactly who is Al Gore championing, and in what name? Is he championing the ideas of independence and self-responsibility? The idea of...

Facts, Anyone?

When demands for rent control were made to the city council of the small, middle-class community of Foster City, California, the members of the city council responded in a way that is very unusual. They relied on facts. The facts they relied on were that cities with...