Tag: Personal Liberty
President Trump and the Popularity of Socialism

The Cold War, which effectively ended thirty years ago with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, was a contest between the capitalist democracies of the West against the socialist dictatorships of the East. The result was a decisive victory for capitalism and democracy. Now, with the rise of self-described socialists like Bernie Sanders and...
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“Medicare for All” Is Not Free Health Care

Milton Friedman said there’s no such thing as a free lunch. If some people are consuming health care, someone has to pay for it. But that’s not my point here. Many people think that Medicare for All would mean the government would pay for everyone’s health care, so those receiving health care would have...
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Elizabeth Warren’s Proposed Wealth Tax

People tend to view taxes in one of two ways. One view is that taxes are the price people pay for government goods and services. The other is that taxes are a penalty levied on people who earn income or have wealth. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax takes the second view.

Prohibition and Gangs Make Marijuana a Deadly Business

My hometown of Tallahassee, Florida, has the highest crime rate of any city in Florida and is plagued with gun violence. Why? The headline of this article says, “Pot dealers blamed for local gun violence.” Larry Keefe, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District in Florida, is quoted in the article as saying “the vast...
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Our Constitutional Republic

If we want to protect our rights, we would do well to remember why the American Founders designed our constitutionally limited government as they did.

Liberty in Peril

How was the fundamental principle of American government transformed from liberty to democracy?

Trump’s Tax Returns

Do we want Congress to have the power to demand the tax returns of anyone who criticizes those in Congress? That is the power they claim to have now.

Cigarette and Soda Taxes Don’t Save Many Lives

Selective excise taxes may raise revenue for the public sector by targeting the consumption of things that elites disdain, but they do not save millions of lives.

Child Safety Accounts Would Protect School Children in Washington, DC

Thousands of Washington, DC public-school students could soon be a whole lot safer at school thanks to new legislation being considered in Congress.

Another Problem with the War on Drugs

The war on drugs makes it far too easy for corrupt police officers to plant evidence on people.

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