November 2012

  • The Evil of the National-Security State, Part 8

    by Jacob G. Hornberger

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

  • Medicare Is Doomed

    by Sheldon Richman

    When Democrats accuse Republicans of wanting to “end Medicare as we know it,” they are right. Of course ending Medicare as we know it is not the same as ending Medicare. What Democrats fail to point out is that “Medica... Read More

  • The Lingering Curse of “Bush Freedom”

    by James Bovard

    It has been almost four years since George W. Bush’s presidency ended. Unfortunately, it increasingly appears that Bush did permanent damage to this nation’s political vocabulary and understanding. Rather than repeal his worst precedents, Barack Obama used them as laun... Read More

  • The Misplaced Fear of “Monopoly”

    by Thomas E. Woods Jr.

    Those of us who get drawn, often against our better judgment, into Internet debates soon discover that the case against the market economy in the popular mind boils down to a few major claims. Here I intend to dissect o... Read More

  • Limits on the Right to Exit: The New Slavery

    by Ridgway K. Foley Jr.

    The federal fascists respond with threats and vilification when a few knowledgeable citizens renounce their American citizenship and move — with capital and assets that they have accumulated by honest endeavor — to a more hospitable state, one that do... Read More

  • Destroying the Young with the Minimum Wage, Part 2

    by Gregory Bresiger

    Part 1 | Part 2 What is the case for raising the minimum wage? Supporters say it will help the low-paid worker, the teenager or the young person in his 20s, just starting out. They claim that it hel... Read More

  • Meeting Frédéric Bastiat

    by Martin Morse Wooster

    The Collected Works of Frédéric Bastiat. Volume 1: The Man and the Statesman: The Correspondence and Articles on Politics, Jacques de Guenin, general editor, and Jane Willems and Michael Willems, translators (Liberty Fund 2011); 600 pages. Of all t... Read More