December 2012

  • Clinton’s Legacy, Part 1: The Financial and Housing Meltdown

    by Sheldon Richman

    Part 1 | Part 2 Bill Clinton leads a charmed life. The former president is treated like a respected elder statesman whose tenure in office was so good that even some Republicans look back fondly on t... Read More

  • The Mirage of Welfare State Freedom

    by James Bovard

    Government dependency was one of the hottest issues in this year’s presidential race. Unfortunately, neither major-party candidate focused on the perils of “freedoms” that rely on government handouts. Instead, “welfare state freedom” has become the coin of the political real... Read More

  • Two Extraordinary African-American Entrepreneurs

    by Wendy McElroy

    As the 19th century neared its end, two African-American women became rivals as they became millionaires in the beauty-care industry. Annie Turnbo Pope Malone and Madam (Sarah) C.J. Walker were wildly successful entrepreneurs at a time when both blacks a... Read More

  • Women Who Made a Difference

    by George Leef

    Ladies for Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History by John Blundell (New York: Algora Publishing, 2011); 230 pages. In contemporary Americ... Read More

  • Authentic Liberalism Vindicated, Part 1: The Great Liberal Heritage

    by Anthony Gregory

    Part 1 | Part 2 Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School by Ralph Raico, (Auburn, Ala.: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2012); 347 pages.  If a... Read More