All Government Powers are Based on Mystical Justifications

February 27, 2018 – Richard Ebeling …… It is one of the great political mysteries: the success of governments in ruling over societies with little popular resistance, even when those governments have been brutal tyrannies. This has been no less true for democratic regimes, under which levels of taxation have been far higher and degrees of regulation much more intrusive than under tyrants of bygone ages. Continue reading →

Unsung Heroes of the Market

February 23, 2018 – Robert Higgs …… Capitalism! The actions that go into a worldwide market order don’t just happen; individual entrepreneurs have to make them happen. They deserve all the celebration we can give them. Continue reading →

Will Automation Kill our Jobs?

February 21, 2018 – Walter Williams …… In 1790, farmers were 90 percent of the U.S. labor force. Today less than 3 percent of Americans are employed in agriculture. If technology had not destroyed all of those agricultural jobs, we would be a much, much poorer nation. Continue reading →

Hating the North Korean Reds

February 17, 2018 – Jacob Hornberger …… The best thing that could ever happen to the American people and the people of Korea, both North and South, is if U.S. officials, including Pence, stayed home during the Olympics and, more important, pulled all U.S. troops out of Korea, brought them home, and discharged them. That’s because it is U.S. interventionism in Korea that is the root cause of the problems in that part of the world. Continue reading →