Daily Archives: July 12, 2012
Professor Steven Horwitz offers some excellent thoughts in his Freeman column today. One particularly important point he makes is that we must not treat the status quo ante as if it were a “free market system” because it was nowhere near that. Obamacare makes a bad, interventionist system much worse, by magnifying its faults ofContinue Reading
According to a survey commissioned by the Center for Education Reform in Washington, D.C., there is strong support for school choice and charter schools among North Carolina voters. Here are the highlights: North Carolina strongly supports charter schools. 70 percent of surveyed North Carolinians say they support “allowing communities to create new public schools, calledContinue Reading
I learned about space and spacetime last night thanks to the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation. You’ve been warned.
Fans of the Princess Bride will remember the Montoya character’s line: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Thomas Sowell‘s latest column subjects the words “spend” and “investment” to the Inigo Montoya treatment. Anyone who wants to study the tricks of propaganda has a rich sourceContinue Reading
Forget the fact that Barack Obama raised some $750 million — so much money that he famously rejected the spending limits associated with public financing — to win the White House in 2008. Now Newsweek tells us he’s struggling to raise enough money to compete with Republicans in his re-election bid. One key problem? TheContinue Reading
One of William F. Buckley’s most famous quips involved the notion that he’d rather be governed by the first 400 names listed in the Boston telephone directory than by the Harvard faculty. Those words came to mind as I read liberal Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe’s Newsweek column about his most famous students: the currentContinue Reading
The French offer more evidence of their active choice to deny the laws of economics — specifically the impact of the government-mandated minimum wage — as documented in the latest Newsweek. When François Hollande pushed ahead with plans to raise the national minimum wage, he braced himself for a backlash from the right, always atContinue Reading