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Sam Bostaph is a professor of economics and chairman of the Department of Economics, University of Dallas, and an academic advisor to The Future of Freedom Foundation.

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I Lift My Sword above the Bolted Door

Emma Lazarus had better stay in her grave if she knows what’s good for her. Why do I say that? Well, the blackhearted villainess deliberately contributed to what is now known as “the immigrant problem.” When she wrote her ...

Monsters, Inc.

In 2001, an animated film from Pixar Animation Studios was released and became extremely popular with both adults and children. Monsters, Inc. is set in the city of Monstropolis, where all monsters live. A corporation that gives the title ...

Cindy Sheehan’s War

Not One More Mother’s Child, by Cindy Sheehan (Koa Books, 2005); 204 pages; $15.00. On August 3, 2005, a former youth minister in Vacaville, California, was at home watching a television report of the ...

The Myth of the Level Playing Field

One of the catch phrases of the day is “a level playing field.” Some businessmen are using it to refer to the competitive situation in which they would prefer to be, but allege they are not for some reason. ...

Field of (Bad) Dreams

Washington, D.C., will soon begin construction of a new taxpayer-funded baseball stadium at an estimated cost of $400 million, give or take $50 million. Thirty-three years after the Washington Senators left town to become ...

Economic Sanctions: Who Has What Rights?

Christmas is one of the most joyful times of the year for most Americans. Gaily decorated houses, yards, and Christmas trees sprout nationwide in November and last until the New Year season closes the holidays with fireworks, parties and, ...

The Forgotten Argument for Free Trade

Like most public policy debates in the United States of the Bush-Clinton era, the debates preceding congressional approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) consisted mostly of extensive public wrangling over who might gain and who might ...