October 2012

  • Don’t Let the Aurora Shooting Curtail the Right of Self-Defense

    by Sheldon Richman

    The July shooting in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater, which took 12 lives and injured 58 during the midnight premier of The Dark Knight Rises, has incited the usual bitter controversy over guns. One side says tighter gun restrictions cou... Read More

  • Don’t Trust the Feds’ Happiness Index

    by James Bovard

    The Obama administration is financing research to devise a new gauge for Americans’ happiness. A National Academy of Sciences panel is currently analyzing proposals for surveying Americans’ “subjective well-being.” But there are grave perils in any “national happiness index” Unc... Read More

  • Social Engineering through Criminal Law

    by Ridgway K. Foley Jr.

    Stealth defines the statist who seeks to channel all human conduct as he thinks best. Such external human controls upon personal action represent the antithesis of liberty. This essay explicates a particularly surreptitious and dangerous means currently employed to domina... Read More

  • Destroying the Young with the Minimum Wage, Part 1

    by Gregory Bresiger

    Part 1 | Part 2 The minimum wage, a price control as futile as all other government price controls, continues to damage the U.S. economy and much of the world. But the obscene irony of the minimum-wage law ... Read More

  • Playthings of the Gods

    by Matthew Harwood

    The United States of Fear by Tom Engelhardt (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2011); 230 page On  the night of March 11, 2012, Sgt. Robert Bales walked a short distan... Read More