Gun Control and Tyranny

March 8, 2018 – Jacob Hornberger …… The Second Amendment was enacted to ensure that the federal government could never impair the right of the American people to resist the tyranny of their own government. Continue reading →

We Need Bastiat’s “The Law” More than Ever

March 7, 2018 – Frank Hollenbeck …… The law, as currently defined, is corrupt. As Frédéric Bastiat told us, “It is not true that the function of law is to regulate our consciences, our ideas, our wills, our education, our opinions, our work, our trade, our talents, or our pleasures. The function of law is to protect the free exercise of these rights, and to prevent any person from interfering with the free exercise of these same rights by any other person.” Continue reading →

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 →