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Vigilant Distrust, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 Free enterprise. Familiar words for this class. Enterprise is an undertaking marked by its difficulty, requiring action that is bold, energetic, and venturesome in order to accomplish it. I need not remind you that "free" as in free enterprise does not mean something without cost. Instead "free" means that the person undertaking the task ... [click for more]

Book Review: The Vision of the Anointed

The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy by Thomas Sowell (New York: Basic Books, 1995); 305 pages; $25. In an article entitled "The Attitude of the Intellectuals to the Market Economy," published in The Owl in January 1951, French social theorist Bertrand de Jouvenel tried to explain the anticapitalist bias of many in the intellectual ... [click for more]

The Repeal of Social Security

Sixty years ago — on August 14, 1935 — President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act. It was one of the major political events that transformed the United States into a welfare state. It was a law that enabled government to use the force of taxation to ... [click for more]

Abolish the Federal Cultural Agencies

According to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, "This is an ominous time for those of use who care for the arts in America. A misguided, misinformed effort to eliminate public support for the arts not only threatens irrevocable damage to our cultural institutions but also to our sense of ourselves and what we stand for as a people." That is ... [click for more]

A Rembrandt among Commentators

The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups. This is such a wise saying that it might have been coined by Adam Smith or one of the great ... [click for more]

Book Review: The Invasion of Japan

The Invasion of Japan: Alternative to the Bomb by John Ray Skates (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1995); 276 pages; $27.95. On November 1, 1945, the invasion of Japan began, under the code name Operation Olympic. Under the joint command of General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz, the United States armed forces started an assault on the southernmost of ... [click for more]

Returning to a Constitutional Cabinet

Republicans have been running Congress for almost a year without addressing the most important issue facing us: the size and scope of government. If they are serious about change, they have to make much more serious reductions in federal spending. But cutting expenditures is not enough. Government is too expansive ... [click for more]

Loving Your Country and Hating Your Government

Several months ago, President Clinton condemned Americans who exposed and criticized wrongdoing by the U.S. government. The president said: "There's nothing patriotic about hating your government or pretending you can hate your government but love your country." Let us examine the implications of the president's claim. In the 1930s and throughout World War II, ... [click for more]

Tiger in the Land

There is an apparent wide and shocking misconception in our land. It is this. That patriotism consists in loving our government and in willingly and joyously doing what the president and his administration want us to do. It is this misconception, so cunningly advanced by unscrupulous men in power, which has paved the way for despotic advances in all ... [click for more]
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