Tag: The State

Some Thoughts on Arming Teachers »

Teachers are not law enforcement officers, and as civilians under attack, they should not be expected to confront a shooter, and would almost surely be ineffective if they tried.

Commonsense Firearm Regulation »

Are there any gun regulations that would actually work?

Trump: The State of Our Union Is Strong »

What did you make of Trump’s State of the Union?

Capitalism’s Biggest Enemies Are Capitalists »

Capitalism is by far the most effective anti-poverty program in the world’s history.

Progressive Democracy »

The ideology of Democracy legitimizes the actions of democratic government by validating them as being approved by the people.

Iranian Unrest »

As I read about the demonstrations in Iran, my thoughts turn to conversations I’ve had with Iranian citizens over the past several years. From 2011-2016 I taught in a week-long summer program on public choice put on in the Republic of Georgia by the New Economic School headquartered in Tbilisi, Georgia. The program attracted...
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Rule of Law: Order Versus Justice »

One of the most important factors that generate prosperity is rule of law, which means having an objective set of laws that apply to everyone. Rule of law provides the incentive for people to engage in productive activity so they can prosper themselves by producing value for others. In the absence of rule of...
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Partisan Politics Disenfranchises the Minority Party »

The House and Senate have each passed their versions of a tax reform bill. Those bills now go to a conference committee consisting of members of the House and Senate to reconcile their (minor) differences so that both houses can vote on and pass the same bill. The conference committee is just a formality....
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Want a Choice Not an Echo in Education? Then Keep the Feds Out »

A provision of the recent House GOP tax plan would allow parents to use up to $10,000 of their 529 college savings plans for K-12 expenses including private school tuition. Parental choice in education is a bedrock Republican principle, and President Trump along with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are leading advocates. Yet even if...
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The JFK Files »

I’ve heard it said that “you never forget where you were when you heard that President Kennedy was shot.” I remember, but most American’s don’t because Kennedy’s assassination was 54 years ago and most Americans weren’t alive then. Like many Americans, I am convinced that Lee Harvey Oswald, the person who shot President Kennedy,...
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