Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Friday November 28th 2014

Self-Educated Man

lincoln family bible study


Read along with us; share your insights, ask questions, post a link that adds to the discussion


S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 6


The President's Duty to Faithfully Execute the Law. According to Art. II, Sect. 3 of the Constitution, what is the President's duty? According to Lincoln, what does a man trample on, when he tramples on the law? According to Rep. Goodlatte, what is the value of strictly observing even bad laws until they are repealed? In a republic, why else, in your opinion, is obedience to laws put in place according to the process outlined in the Constitution, regardless of our personal opinions, important, if not vital?

Read full text of questions and respond.


Posts Tagged ‘broken-window fallacy’

Broken-Windows Macroeconomics

Broken-Windows Macroeconomics

SANDY IKEDA, THE FREEMAN As I’ve written before, every time I teach microeconomics I remind students that the fundamental difference between macroeconomics and microeconomics has nothing to do with subject matter. That is, macroeconomics doesn’t tackle the “big” questions while leaving the “small” questions to microeconomics. The [...]

Natural Disasters and Disastrous Economics

Natural Disasters and Disastrous Economics

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Steven Horwitz With both an earthquake and a hurricane in the same week, it’s not just natural disaster season, it’s also economics disaster season. Both natural disasters have led to an awful lot of bad economics from various media commentators and even some supposed economic experts. The most common bit [...]

When Destruction Can Be Creative

When Destruction Can Be Creative

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Sandy Ikeda Those of us who write for TheFreemanOnline never tire of pointing out instances in the news of the “broken-window fallacy” (BWF), which is good because people never seem to tire of committing it.  In recent times, for example, following natural disasters in Haiti, Japan, and now Alabama, [...]

Is the EPA Necessary?

Is the EPA Necessary?

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, William L. Anderson A repeated myth is that government intervention comes only after private markets have clearly failed and the bureaucracy must step in to stop the abuse. For example, we hear that Congress created the Food and Drug Administration in 1906 because conditions in American meatpacking plants had [...]