A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 1: Money

What, exactly, is “monetary policy” about? Why is there such a thing at all? What should we want to accomplish by it — and what should we not try to accomplish?

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Speech on Elian Gonzalez in Washington, D.C., Part 3

…The kidnapping of Elian, of course, had nothing to do with Elian’s welfare. The motive of the raid was obviously an attempt by Reno to short-circuit Elian’s bid for asylum and to railroad him back to Cuba before he could even have a hearing. She was...

Speech on Elian Gonzalez in Washington, D.C., Part 2

Cuban parents have been so desperate to save their children that more than 14,000 of them have been smuggled off the island unaccompanied by their parents. To quote from an Amicus brief on the Gonzalez case submitted by the Association for Objective Law: “Cuba...

Democrats and the “She” Vote

Pollsters call them the “SHE issues” — Social Security, health care, and education. In 1992 and 1996, Bill Clinton lost the male vote. Women put him over the top. More women vote than do men, with women accounting for 53 percent of the electorate....

Speech on Elian Gonzalez in Washington, D.C., Part 1

On July 4, 1776 America’s Founding Fathers identified the fundamental moral principle on which our country was based. This principle was that every individual possessed the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Founding Fathers...

The Exploitation of the Student-Athlete

A courageous University of Tennessee professor finds herself under fire. Her crime? Dr. Linda Bensel-Meyers, who teaches English, puts the student part of the so-called student-athlete first, the athlete part second. In 1995, the professor first informed the...

Microsoft Breakup Is a Throwback to Socialism

Only a month ago, the Justice Department filed its motion that the Microsoft Corporation be broken into pieces as a “remedy” under the antitrust laws. The government wants to split the company into two pieces, one to make the Windows operating system, the...

National Demonstrations to Keep Elian Free

Thousands of Americans were holding demonstrations on Wednesday, May 10th, 2000 outside the Federal Buildings of major American cities. The goal of these demonstrations was to make Americans aware that the moral thing to do is the American thing to do: protect...

Clinton-Reno Acted Against The Rule of Law

Renowned (in liberal circles) Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz stated in an interview on the Fox News Channel this week (April 24), that the Clinton administration acted against the law when its agents violently seized 6-year-old Elián Gonzalez from the home of his Miami relatives.

Celebrate the Industrial Revolution

On April 22, thousands will gather across the country to celebrate Earth Day, a holiday that has risen in the past decade from obscurity to the status of a mainstream, uncontroversial event. After all, who could be against clean air, clean water, and a healthy...

How “Business” Works in China By

Despite claims that economics and politics are separate and distinct in Hong Kong and China, the PetroChina IPO certainly would suggest otherwise. In the first week of April, PetroChina finally completed its beleaguered IPO, issuing 10 percent of its share capital....

Breaking the Tokyo Banks?

Back in 1998, the big question in Japan was which, if any, of Tokyo’s big banks could escape collapse. Burdened by massive, non-performing loans, and holding assets (like Tokyo real estate) that had plunged in value, Japan’s big banks were in a serious...