By Sam Staley | Tuesday November 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM PST | Comments Off on Deepwater Horizon Shows Dangers of Hubris, Not Capitalist Greed
I was braced for Deepwater Horizon, the big-budget disaster movie about the real world oil-rig disaster, to be an anti-capitalist and anti-oil diatribe. After all, the oil spill became the biggest environmental disaster in history. But instead of a tirade, I found a complex saga weaved into a story of heroism triggered by hubris...
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By William Shughart | Wednesday July 14, 2010 at 8:28 AM PST | 1 Comment
The United States never was intended to be a democracy, but rather a compound republic delegating clearly enumerated powers to the federal government and creating a masterfully designed system of checks and balances amongst its three branches meant to limit Washington’s intrusions on the sovereignties of the several states and the liberties of their...
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Tags: American History, blowout preventer, Civil Society, Constitution, Corruption, Criminal Justice, deepwater drilling, Deepwater Horizon, Environment, FDR, Interior Secretary Salazar, Liberty, minimum wage, Natural Law, New Deal, packing the court, Personal Liberty, Power, Presidential Power, Regulation, Social Security Act, Supreme Court, The State, Wagner Labor Relations Act