March 2013

  • Right-to-Work Laws and the Modern Classical-Liberal Tradition

    by Sheldon Richman

    It’s not widely known, but an earlier generation of libertarians condemned so-called right-to-work laws as anti-market. For example, Milton Friedman, in Capitalism and Freedom, compared right-to-work to anti-discrimination laws. Ayn Rand also opposed right-to-work laws. The Spring 1966 issue ... Read More

  • Police Tyranny, Slightly Curbed

    by James Bovard

    On the night of March 3, 2010, University of Maryland students spilled out onto a main street in College Park, Maryland, to celebrate a victory by the school’s basketball team. Prince George’s County police had been primed for the eve... Read More

  • The Democratic Way of Killing: The President as Judge, Jury, and Executioner

    by Doug Bandow

    One wonders whether Americans felt pride when they discovered that, according to the New York Times, their president was “a student of writings on war by Augustine and Thomas Aquinas.” As a result, Barack Oba-ma believes that “he should ta... Read More

  • Gun Control Is Violence

    by Anthony Gregory

    Mohandas Gandhi, the greatest pacifist of the 20th century, is widely quoted as having said, “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look back upon the Act depriving the whole nation of arms as t... Read More

  • Foreign Aid: The Seen and the Unseen

    by Michael Tennant

    Practically everyone in American politics today claims to favor cutting the federal deficit in part by reducing “waste, fraud, and abuse.” At the same time, however, every item in the budget lines someone’s pockets, and that someone can always ... Read More

  • Book Review: The Crisis Ahead

    by George Leef

    The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy — How to Save Yourself and Your Country by Peter D. Schiff (New York: S... Read More