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Wanted: A Real Deregulatory Revolution

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Jennifer Crafts exemplifies the best of American entrepreneurship. She wanted both to work and to spend more time with A.J., her infant son. So she opened a restaurant-A.J.'s Place- and put A.J. in a playpen next to the kitchen. The customers were almost as happy as Jennifer to have him around. Explained regular Richard Reynolds, ... [click for more]

Book Review: Laogai – The Chinese Gulog

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Laogai—The Chinese Gulag by Hongda Harry Wu (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, Inc., 1992); 247 pages; $34.95. The world has marveled for over ten years at the economic progress in communist China. The collective farms were transformed into private family enterprises. The Communist Party declared that "to be rich is glorious," and ... [click for more]

America’s Wars and the Los Angeles Riots, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 For much of the 20th century, the United States government has waged its Wars on Poverty, Drugs, and Illiteracy. And there is no better evidence of the failure of these wars than the riots that occurred in Los Angeles. The principles that undergird America's economic system in our time are radically different from those under ... [click for more]

The Rise, Fall, and Renaissance of Classical Liberalism, Part 3: The 20th Century

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The First World War was the watershed of the twentieth century. Itself the product of antiliberal ideas and policies, such as militarism and protectionism, the Great War fostered statism in every form. In Europe and America, the trend towards state intervention accelerated, as governments conscripted, censored, inflated, ran up mountains ... [click for more]

Book Review: Russia Transformed

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Russia Transformed: Breakthrough to Hope by James H. Billington (New York: The Free Press, 1992); 202 pages; $19.95. Earlier this year, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., hosted an exhibit of previously secret documents from the Soviet archives. One of them was an order sent by Lenin on August 11, 1918, to ... [click for more]

Electing Our Daddy

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For 125 years, the American people elected a president. During that time, the powers of the president were extremely limited. The American people did not permit the passage, for example, of income taxation, drug laws, and welfare laws. They also refused to permit a large standing military force. And they did not allow their government to engage in foreign ... [click for more]

The Dead End of Head Start

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Head Start is the only one of Lyndon Baines Johnson's welfare programs that works, or so we're told. The New York Times calls it "the Great Society jewel." And our Republican president, George Bush, asked for "record spending" on Head Start in his new budget. He even crawled around on the floor at a Head Start center, talking ... [click for more]

Liberty’s Guilded Door

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Hong Kong's administration calls it a success to have finally deterred Vietnamese boat people from seeking asylum in the British Crown Colony. Hong Kong's authorities announced proudly that for the first time in seven years, the number of new Vietnamese refugee arrivals in Hong Kong dropped to zero. The reason is not that Communist Vietnam has suddenly become a realm ... [click for more]

Book Review: Forbidden Grounds

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Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws by Richard A. Epstein (Cambridge: Harvard University Press 1992); 530 pages; $39.95. In the 1960s, many conservatives opposed the civil-rights acts and forced-integration laws that were passed. Some of these conservatives may have been racists who ... [click for more]

The Crisis in Conservatism

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The end of the Cold War has brought a deep crisis to the conservative movement in America. For over four decades, the communist threat was the glue that bound conservatives together. However, now that communism no longer poses a direct threat to the United States, deep cracks have appeared in the conservative movement. Why? The reason is that conservatives have ... [click for more]
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