The Future of the UK After Leaving The EU: Capitalism or Socialism?

Will the United Kingdom come out of this departure, in the long run, politically and economically stronger or weaker? That depends upon what the citizens of the United Kingdom do with their reestablished democratic self-determination.

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Evolution and Public Schools

Under pressure from the religious right, the Illinois Board of Education has quietly eliminated the word “evolution” from state school standards. Liberals complain that this violates the separation between church state. But they’re getting exactly...

John McCain’s Moral Assault on Freedom

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...

Beware of a Stock Market that Trades Above Average

Covering International equities over the last decade has been an interesting experience. Emerging markets in Asia and Latin America have gone through a couple of rounds of boom and bust, compressing into a few short years as much euphoria and desperation as most...

Bad Ideas, Not Guns, Kill People

Families of Columbine High School shooting victims plan to sue the gun manufacturers. I have a better idea. Why don’t we sue the public schools? If not financially — then at least morally. Guns and bullets don’t kill people; bad ideas do. Unhealthy...

When the Bad Guy is Black

The double standard slaps you in the face. Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. Ronald Taylor, a black man, allegedly guns down five whites, killing three. What followed became a textbook case on how contemporary American journalism deals with race. The suspect’s motive...

Immigration, Moochers, and the Welfare State

Q. How is an “open-borders” immigration policy compatible with the principle of self-interest? While we have a welfare state, isn’t it irrational to encourage immigration? Shouldn’t the openness of our borders be tied to phasing out the...

The Railroading of Microsoft

The press coverage of Microsoft’s antitrust trial, up through the testimony of the final witness, has conveyed one consistent theme: Microsoft is losing. Its witnesses, we are told, have been caught in inconsistencies; Bill Gates’s videotaped testimony was...

The New China? Once A Dictator, Always A Dictator

The past arrest of Peng Cheng by the Chinese Government, and the more recent “strong” statements against Taiwan, shows how little has changed in that country. Take the case of Mr. Cheng. Mr. Cheng was sentenced to three years in a labor camp on...

Limits on Guns

Question: In a proper society, individuals surrender to government the right to the use of retaliatory force. How does this line of reasoning applies to gun control. If it is moral and hence legal to own a weapon that can kill many quickly, where and what reasoning...

Cops — How Bad Are They?

Not Guilty. An Albany, N.Y. jury, consisting of four blacks, acquitted four white officers charged in the shooting death of West African Amadou Diallo. The undercover cops, looking for a rapist, cornered Diallo in the vestibule of his Bronx apartment. They ordered him...

Stress Busting: Principles of Stress-Management

Have you ever suffered from any of the following symptoms? Poor concentration. Forgetting to do important tasks. A pervasive sense of helplessness or hopelessness. Nervous behaviors (shaking leg, biting nails). High blood pressure. Blowing up or snapping at loved ones...