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Recall the Government Meat Inspectors

The record recall of hamburger meat from the Hudson Foods plant in Nebraska should prompt us to ask whether the government should be certifying the safety of America's food supply. That may come as a shock. Doesn't the E. coli-contaminated beef show that we badly need government inspection? ... [click for more]

Freedom in Transactions

On entering Paris, which I had come to visit, I said to myself — Here are a million of human beings who would all die in a short time if provisions of every kind ceased to flow towards this great metropolis. Imagination is baffled when it tries to appreciate the vast ... [click for more]

Power Corrupts

When a person gains power over other persons the political power to force other persons to do his bidding when they do not believe it right to do so it seems inevitable that a moral weakness develops in the person who exercises that power. It may take time ... [click for more]

Book Review: The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America

The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America by Paul Craig Roberts and Karen Lafollette Araujo (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997); 214 pages; $25. The mass media has focused public attention on the dramatic attempts to implement market-oriented reforms in Eastern Europe, Russia, and other countries in the former Soviet Union. Less attention has been given to another part of the ... [click for more]

The Creeping Takeover of Medical Care

President Clinton favors barring health-insurance companies from using genetic testing to determine whom they will insure. If that position is enacted into law, it will be one more step toward what he has been aiming at since he came into office: a government takeover of medical care. Why shouldn't health underwriters use the results of ... [click for more]

You Can’t Vote for Us in Virginia

Once again, Virginia's quadrennial political races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general are approaching, and as always, Republicans and Democrats will be on the ballot. But once again, Virginia voters will be denied the right to vote for a Libertarian candidate for any of these three statewide offices. The Libertarian Party is the ... [click for more]

School Candy in Virginia

It's election time in Virginia and voters are being offered a host of goodies. Lt. Gov. Donald S. Beyer Jr. and former state Attorney General James S. Gilmore III, the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor of Virginia, are involved in an educational bidding war in their attempt to win election this fall. Both candidates ... [click for more]

Stop the Flood of Taxpayer Money

Again this year, spring was heralded by swollen rivers in the Midwest. The overflowing Ohio River and Red River have caused heartbreak and millions of dollars of damage in several states in the region. And once again a colossal public policy blunder was committed: the handing out of millions of taxpayer dollars in relief assistance. It would be too much ... [click for more]

Public Schools: Turning Children and Parents into Peons

Public education is the most expensive "gift" that most Americans will ever receive. Government school systems are increasingly coercive and abusive toward both parents and students. While politicians speak grandly of the supposed benefits of public education, government courts have ensured that parents and children have no legal rights ... [click for more]

Repealing, Not Reforming, Social Security, Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 What, then, do we do about Social Security? There are three general alternatives. The first is to tinker, while keeping Social Security essentially as it is. The second is to privatize the system by paying off current retirees and mandating private retirement contributions. The third is to simply repeal Social Security. First, tinkering with the ... [click for more]
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