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U.S. Misfortunes “Made in America”

Two crucial points need to be made about international trade: 1) The U.S. is far more interventionist than is commonly believed, and 2) our competitiveness problems are primarily made in America, not overseas. When former president Bush visited Australia a few years ago, Australian farmers staged a very visible protest. ... [click for more]

New Element Discovered

The heaviest element known to science was recently discovered by university physicists. The element, tentatively named "Bureaucrastratium," has no protons or electrons and thus has an atomic weight of zero. However, it does have one neutron, 70 assistant neutrons, and 161 sub-assistant neutrons. This gives it an atomic mass of 232. These 232 particles are held together in a ... [click for more]

Book Review: Reclaiming the American Right

Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement by Justin Raimondo (Burlingame, CA: Center for Libertarian Studies, 1993); 287 pages. In the first issue of the conservative quarterly Modern Age — Summer 1957 — there was an essay by Felix Morley entitled, "American Republic or American Empire?" His argument was that in taking on the role ... [click for more]

National Health Insurance and the Welfare State, Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In his recent book The Walls Came Tumbling Down: The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe (1993), historian Gale Stokes suggests, "Students who graduate from college after the turn of the millennium will almost certainly look back on the two great movements of the twentieth century, fascism and communism, ... [click for more]

“Smart Card” Is a Scary Proposal

When Bill Clinton proposed his national health-care plan on September 22, 1993, he held up to the television audience a proposed new Health Security card. Your name and your ID number (probably your Social Security number) would appear on the front. Though it looks like a credit card with a magnetic strip, it may ... [click for more]

A Warning from the Past

In A.D. 476 Odovacar, a German commander in the Roman army, sacked Rome and took over the imperial throne. That date is usually cited as the end of the Roman Empire. As a political force, Rome did end about that time, but the spirit of Roman civilization had ... [click for more]

The Standard of Liberty

The concept of a standard is as old as man himself. It has been expressed in man's earliest writings. Moses understood its principles; so did the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the ancient dynasties of China and Japan — in every society, there have been those who have understood its principles. Standards are so powerful that adherence to their principles ... [click for more]

The War on Cash and Privacy

In the former Soviet Union, if the government wanted to apprehend and imprison someone who had committed no crime, they charged him with the catchall crime of "hooliganism." In America, the catchall crime used against organized crime figures or other Americans has for years been RICO statutes or ... [click for more]

Book Review: For Good and Evil

For Good and Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization by Charles Adams (New York: Madison Books, 1993); 530 pages; $29.95. In 1918, Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter observed, "The fiscal history of a people is above all an essential part of its general history. An enormous influence on the fate of nations emanates from the economic bleeding ... [click for more]

The Real Free-Market Approach to Health Care, Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 For over one hundred years, the American people said no to governmental intervention into health care. Americans did not permit their respective states to license physicians and other health-care providers. They did not permit government to provide health care to the poor and needy. No one was required to purchase ... [click for more]
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