"There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Inflation It Is

Gerald O'Driscoll looks at the havoc the Federal Reserve is wreaking around the world.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lacrosse Without Helmets

It may actuall be safer than playing with helmets.

The Guys We Put in Charge

The Iraqi government wanted the United States to pay $1 billion for the damage it has caused in Baghdad.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Big Brother and the Immigration Crackdown

You can't have the latter without enabling the former, says former cop Peter Moskos.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Strangers Nowhere in the World

Pete Boettke reminds us that classical liberalism is about more than small government.

The Middle East

It's amusing to see all of the GOP's Insta-hacks alternately giving credit to the "Bush doctrine" for all of the protests in the Middle East and blasting Barack Obama for "losing Egypt", praising protestors for rising up against dictators and calling them a bunch of anti-semitic Islamists.

Anything to take your attention of the fact that Republicans are failing to push even the modest budget cuts they campaigned on.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Headline of the Day


Race to the Bottom

Jeffy Jacoby says that the government is still trying to force Americasns into increasingly irrelevant racial categories.


NSFW language.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Listen, YAF

Lew Rockwell revives this piece from Murray Rothbard.

RIP Kenneth Mars

Yes, he'll probably be best remembered for his roles in Mel Brooks films, but his single funniest moment may have been as an alien abductee and advocate of chinodontics on Fernwood Tonight.

Kids Today

Maybe there is some hope for them.

How to Attract Educated People to Your Town

Affordable housing and job opportunities matter more than cool amenities and hipness.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Genius of F.A. Hayek

Is recognized by the American Economics Review.

Ron Paul

David Henderson says he made a major error in his first hearings on the Federal Reserve. He's right.

Atlas Shrugged Trailer

Friday, February 11, 2011

Why Boeing Is Imploding

Because they began running their commercial aircraft division like they ran their defense business.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Obama Pushes Job Creation

This is probably the best plan I've seen from this administration.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Walter Williams

Economist Pete Boettke writs about what it is like to work with him.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Crony capitalism at its worst.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Reagan Fraud

Jeff Riggenbach looks at Ronald Reagan's real record.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Daly Snooze

Mark Potts isn't impressed with Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

China's Next Mega-City

How many people will have to be deprived of their property and uprooted to make this plan come true?

A Note to Conservative Bloggers

When you work for a law firm that makes $32 million a year representing Indian tribes, you probably should write something stupid about Indians.

Driving Without a License

One Georgia lawmaker wants to make it possible.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The WWE Should Be Less Like the NBA

And more like the NFL, says a columnist on the Wrestling Observer Web site.

Why John Edwards Finally Told the Truth

The Huffington Post looks at just how weaselly he is.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

There Is No Social Security Trust Fund

And there never has been, says economist Randall Holcombe.