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6 Things We Learned from Prohibition

March 9, 2020 – John Phelan …… In a book on prohibitions, John Meadowcroft of King’s College in London offers several “generic lessons and implications” of the practice. Hint – prohibition does more harm than good. Continue reading →

The Origins of the Thought Police — and Why They Scare Us

February 21, 2020 – Jon Miltimore …… In a sense, “1984” is largely a book about the human capacity to maintain a grip on the truth in the face of propaganda and power. It might be tempting to dismiss Orwell’s book as a figment of dystopian literature. Unfortunately, that’s not as easy as it sounds. Modern history shows he was onto something. Continue reading →

Look to China to Learn About America

September 22, 2019 – Jacob G. Hornberger …… The old American way of doing things came to an end with the 9/11 attacks. At that point, the national-security branch of the federal government adopted many of the same powers as the Chinese communist regime, and without any amendment to the Constitution. Continue reading →

An Alternative to Government Prisons

September 12, 2019 – Lee Friday …… A truly effective criminal justice system would be built on restitution, not imprisonment and punishment. Moreover, government-funded prisons have no incentive to rehabilitate prisoners since they receive funding regardless of outcomes. Continue reading →