Tag: England

C. S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism, Part 2 »

Continued from Part 1: Part 3 Moral Relativism and Utilitarianism Of central importance in Lewis’s discussion of natural law is his critique of the moral relativism of utilitarianism (“the end justifies the means”) as a theory of ethics and guide to behavior. Lewis claimed that the precepts of moral ethics cannot just be innovated...
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The Pursuit of Justice and Private Interests in the Law »

This is the third in a series of posts on my new book, The Pursuit of Justice: Law and Economics of Legal Institutions. In this post I will discuss how the law evolves instrumentally—that is, to serve private interests rather than the public interest. Law is often assumed to be a public good that...
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Senator James Inhofe Wants Criminal Investigation of Al Gore and Other Global Warmists »

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News and with global temperatures declining since 1998 and record winter cold and storms not letting up, Senator James Inhofe has called for the U.S. Justice Department to investigate possible fraud by perpetrators of the “global warming hoax,” what he calls the greatest scientific scandal of...
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Hear John T. Flynn »

This audio of an entire America First Committee rally from June 1941 is a real treat. The sound quality is crisp and clear: The all-star line-up includes John T. Flynn (about 4:30 minutes into the audio), probably the most important activist in the “Old Right” during the 1940s and the 1950s. Speaking after Flynn...
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Dave Barry’s Review of the Year 2009 »

Syndicated columnist and bestselling author Dave Barry’s provides an incisive and hilarious, month-by-month review of the year 2009, “Dave Barry’s year in review: 2009.” As he begins: It was a year of Hope—at first in the sense of “I feel hopeful!” and later in the sense of “I hope this year ends soon!” It...
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Original TV Production of The Prisoner Is Now Online »

Especially with AMC’s flawed and disappointing, recent remake of The Prisoner, the celebrated, libertarian, metaphysical TV series that was created by and starred the late Patrick McGoohan (originally having aired from 1967 to 1968), it is great news indeed that the entire original version is now available online. As a result, here is the...
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The “Scientific” Fraud of Climate Doomsday Mongering »

With the Climategate revelations, momentum is definitely building against the credibility of the climate doomsday mongering, but will it be enough to derail the juggernaut for global warming statism? As the Wall Street Journal has noted in its November 27th editorial, “Rigging a Climate ‘Consensus’”: The furor over these documents is not about tone,...
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U.S. Health Care, Now and in the Future »

A friend of mine had heart bypass surgery three weeks ago. He’s a healthy, fit, and active 86-year old, but started feeling bad one day and ended up in the hospital. The next day he had an MRI, which showed significant arterial blockage, and the day after the MRI he had his bypass surgery....
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