Archive for May 7th, 2011

Robert Higgs on War, Taxation and Government Power »

Senior Fellow Robert Higgs has just superbly reviewed for the Journal of Policy History the very important book, War, Revenue, and State Building: Financing the Development of the American State, by Sheldon D. Pollack (Cornell University Press). In addition, this weekend Dr. Higgs has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree in the social sciences...
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“O(h no) Canada!” MTV Signature Song Banned »

When I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, the stereotypical bowdlerizers of speech–the people excising “offensive” lyrics and literature—were the uptight blue-nosed sort who feared that “someone, somewhere, was having fun.” (H.L. Mencken). Now, the “progressive” Left has replaced the Puritanical Right as the great policer of speech. “Progressives” have always policed speech...
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Hayek to the Rescue in Tuscaloosa (My Wall Street Journal Article) »

My article on Talk Radio as an example of spontaneous order in tornado relief just appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Here is an excerpt: The tornado that tore through here late last month left 41 dead and 12 still missing. Whole neighborhoods now resemble bombed-out postwar Tokyo or Berlin. But this devastation is...
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