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Repointing the Constitution, by Justice Janice Rogers Brown

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Crony biofuel politics wag the dog

Crony biofuel politics wag the dog

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~A governor and his son lobby for ethanol – and expect presidential candidates to endorse it~ Talk about the Norfolk terrier tail wagging the Great Dane. If they are to have any hope of winning their party’s nomination, Republican presidential hopefuls better support ethanol mandates, Hawkeye State politicos told [...]

Least of All… The Family

Least of All… The Family

JOHN C. SPARKS, THE FREEMAN Editor's Note: Originally published March 01, 1963. When a group of us undertook to study the socialist doctrine "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need," a clergyman friend in our midst said he took mild issue with the use of the word "socialist" as the ad­jective. The doctrine, he [...]

How the Education System Destroys Social Networks

How the Education System Destroys Social Networks

Why do we settle for such an unnatural, inorganic plan? JEFFREY A. TUCKER, THE FREEMAN I was at a restaurant for lunch and had time to visit with the waitress, who turns out to be a college graduate from a good institution. She has a degree in European languages. Here she is waiting tables with nondegreed people, some five years her junior, [...]

Internet at the Speed of Government

Internet at the Speed of Government

Warmed over regulations from 80 years ago won't fix the Web LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Last month, the Federal Communications Commission launched a historic power grab over the Internet, euphemistically known as “net neutrality,” based on a Great Depression-era law to regulate public utilities. While entrepreneurs are pursuing [...]

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

California Raisins are Back at the Supreme Court TREVOR BURRUS, CATO INSTITUTE When Marvin Horne told the United States Raisin Administrative Committee (yes, there’s a raisin administrative committee) that he wasn’t going to turn over nearly 30 percent of his crop to the government in exchange for nothing, he probably didn’t expect his [...]

Of The Rent of Land

Of The Rent of Land

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776 2013 Internet Edition (with explanatory notes) by Steve Farrell BOOK I. OF THE CAUSES OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE PRODUCTIVE POWERS OF LABOR, AND OF THE ORDER ACCORDING TO WHICH ITS PRODUCE IS NATURALLY DISTRIBUTED AMONG THE DIFFERENT RANKS OF THE [...]

Silencing skeptics financing alarmists

Silencing skeptics  financing alarmists

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Will Congress, media examine government, environmentalist and university alarmist funding?~ Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), other senators and Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) recently sent letters to institutions that employ or support climate change researchers whose work questions claims that Earth and humanity face [...]

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