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 Rooseve... 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... 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