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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Censorship in Advertising Moves Into Movies

NEWS -- For more than a week, Democratic candidates Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman, and officials at the Federal Trade Commission, joined by political and social leaders on the Left and the Right, have begun laying the groundwork for government controls on the motion...

Greens, not Greed, Fueling Higher Gas Prices

Government regulations, not capitalist greed, are responsible for skyrocketing U.S. oil and gas prices, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute."U.S. environmental regulations add, on average, 42.4 cents per gallon to gasoline prices at the pumps," said Andrew...

Europe’s High Fuel Taxes: Virtue or Vice?

High oil prices and rising fuel taxes have lit an explosion of fury across the European continent, resulting in protests and blockades of depots and refineries. Following the recent oil price rise, the Europeans have finally realized what a massive burden fuel taxes...

Advice to the GOP: Bush Needs a Republican Agenda

The GOP could spend four more years locked outside the White House for one reason: George W. Bush sounds too much like Al Gore, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute."At the nominating conventions, both candidates endorsed 'sacrifice,' 'community,' and 'big...

The United Nations Wrestling Federation

Professional wrestling is the soap opera farce of sports. From the official bouts to the backroom posturing, all disputes and relationships are staged and meaningless. One can say almost the same for the United Nations, and particularly its recent Millennial Meeting,...

The “Economic Growth Causes Inflation” Myth

There's a certain economic platitude that outrages me every time I hear it repeated by the financial press and political economists. Put simply, it's the familiar comment that economic growth causes inflation. It has many variations, including "high employment causes...

That Which Is Seen, And That Which Is Not Seen

In the department of economy, an act, a habit, an institution, a law, gives birth not only to an effect, but to a series of effects. Of these effects, the first only is immediate; it manifests itself simultaneously with its cause -- it is seen. The others unfold in...

Johnny Can’t Think But He’s a Great Guesser

As U.S. schoolchildren head back to their classrooms, they will face a threat greater than drugs or thugs -- their school curriculum, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. "For years, students have had their reading abilities destroyed with the ‘look-say'...

The Forgotten Man

Trades-unions adopt various devices for raising wages, and those who give their time to philanthropy are interested in these devices, and wish them success. They fix their minds entirely on the workmen for the time being in the trade, and do not take note of any other...

The Antitrust Craze

Most of us can name no more than a dozen antitrust prosecutions under the Clinton Administration. However, since 1994, the Department of Justice has filed over 500 antitrust suits against American companies. The majority of suits went unnoticed, and only a select few...