Why Regressive Leftists Cry Racism

Individualism is the only alternative to racism. Anyone who claims to abhor racism while still embracing the victim-soaked, collectivistic rule-by-force mentality of socialistic progressive leftism enjoys no credibility at all.

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Economics Ideas: David Hume on Self-Coordinating and Correcting Market Processes

Hume presented a devastating criticism of Mercantilist thinking on trade and commerce, while at the same time, demonstrating the self-regulating and “balancing” forces of the market process.

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Economic Ideas: Adam Ferguson and Society as a Spontaneous Order

One of the most cherished misunderstandings, if not delusions, of the social engineer – the individual who would presume to attempt to remake society through conscious and planned design – is the confident belief that he (and those like him) can ever know enough to successfully remold mankind and human institutions.

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Why I Won’t Celebrate Canada Day This July

This year I will not celebrate Canada Day — as a matter of principle. I fully recognize Canada as being one of the best places to live in the world — but that relative assessment doesn’t justify the injustices perpetrated by our federal and...

Pirates of the Internet

For years, lawyers representing Silicon Valley were rightly emphasizing the importance of intellectual property rights. Such rights were the major issue in the final Uraguay round of GATT meetings. At that time, trade negotiators warned that American companies and...

Summer of Hypocrites

Summer is here, and again we awaken to the smell of magnolias, honeysuckle and hypocrisy. Anti-gunner Rosie O’Donnell certainly deserves whatever personal protection she deems necessary. She fears for her child’s safety and thus hired a bodyguard to...

Who Is The World Health Organization Trying To Fool?

On June 21st, the World Health Organization published The World Health Report 2000. The most remarkable fact about the report does not concern its results, but rather the underlying premises that guide the organization and that led to such results. The results of the...

Anthem Essay Contest Winners Named

Open to high school freshmen and sophomores, the Anthem essay contest required contestants to write on one of several topics dealing with the characters and themes in the novel. The contest is designed to promote critical thinking and writing skills. Essays are judged...

Hong Kong’s Contradictory Property Policies

Once again, the Hong Kong government has swung from manic to depressive over its property market. A few years ago, in an attempt to gain popularity with the poor, the government reacted to high property prices by promising more government housing programs and more...

Shays’ Rebellion and the Spirit of Freedom

In 1786 New England farmers, oppressed by taxation, launched a series of rebellions against state authorities. Beginning with popular protests at town meetings, the demonstrations spread to local courthouses and legislatures. The statehouse in Hew Hampshire was...

Let’s Kill the Death Tax

On June 9th, by a majority of two thirds, Congress representatives voted to repeal the federal estate tax. The most impressive thing, however, was to hear arguments for the repeal being advanced on moral grounds. It seems that at least some politicians grasped the...

Krugman’s Green Cheese is All Rotten

I read a most outrageous article in last Sunday’s New York Times written by Paul Krugman, the Times’ Keynesian economist in residence. (Available with free registration) Entitled “Green Cheese Rules,” the article was inspired by a theory...

The Good Times of Johnnie L. Cochran

Look in the dictionary, under the word “gall.” You might find a picture of defense attorney Johnnie L. Cochran. If it doesn’t appear, it should. June 12, 2000, marks the sixth anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. On...

Gore’s Prescription Plan Is Unjust and Unhealthy

Al Gore’s vow to “take on” the prescription drug industry will continue the decades-long hobbling of the American health care industry, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “Gore’s attack on prescription drug makers is based...