December 2011

  • Economic Liberty and Its Abandonment, Part 2

    by Jacob G. Hornberger

    Part 1 | Part 2 While the movement towards socialism and interventionism in America had been slowly gathering steam in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was during the Franklin Roosevelt administration in the 1930s that the stati... Read More

  • Government Can’t Stimulate an Economy

    by Sheldon Richman

    Barack Obama won’t use the “stimulus” label to describe the nearly half-trillion-dollar jobs bill he sent to Congress in September, but that refusal can’t hide the fact that he has no idea how economies recover from recessions. “Stimulus” is... Read More

  • Federal Training Flops

    by James Bovard

    Barack Obama recently proposed new programs to provide job training for youth and the long-term unemployed. For half a century, federal programs have provided trainees with little more than false hope. There is no reason to permit the feds ... Read More

  • The Road to the Permanent Warfare State, Part 8

    by Gregory Bresiger

    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 |Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 |Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part ... Read More

  • Noninterventionism: Cornerstone of a Free Society

    by Anthony Gregory

    A free society is impossible under an empire. Even the most just war you can imagine is a disaster for liberty and prosperity, as Ludwig von Mises pointed out. An unjust war amounts to murder, mayhem, and mass destruction. A... Read More

  • Who Was the Real Thomas Jefferson?

    by Thomas E. Woods Jr.

    Liberty, State, & Union: The Political Theory of Thomas Jefferson by Luigi Marco Bassani (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2010); 277 pages. No one doubts that our understanding of historical figures may need to be revisited from time to tim... Read More