January 2013

  • Clinton’s Legacy, Part 2: The Attacks on 9/11

    by Sheldon Richman

    Part 1 | Part 2 Last month I sought to correct the record by showing that the administration of Bill Clinton (1993–2001), which is almost universally viewed with nostalgia, played a major role in inflating the housi... Read More

  • The Forgotten Pox of Government Spending

    by James Bovard

    It is only a question of time until Washington is convulsed by the next federal budget crisis. Unfortunately, neither major political party is offering substantive proposals to curb soaring federal outlays. And Washington itself is inherently unable to recognize t... Read More

  • The Successes and Failures of Social Security

    by Laurence M. Vance

    One of the oldest, largest, most popular, and most expensive government programs is Social Security. After appealing to the “general welfare” clause of the Constitution in a speech to Congress in June of 1934, Franklin Roosevelt appointed a Committee ... Read More

  • The Heroism of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    by Wendy McElroy

    A destructive myth hangs over the history of World War II. It is that a flaw within the German character allowed the rise of Hitler and Nazism. How else can you explain the coming of the Holocaust from one ... Read More

  • Authentic Liberalism Vindicated, Part 2: The Economics of Liberty

    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. The passiona... Read More