Raymond J. March
| Monday March 22, 2021 at 6:30 PM PDT
Nearly 13 months after the first confirmed Covid-19 infection in the US, President Biden held a memorial as the country surpassed 500,000 deaths attributed to the pandemic. Mourning a great tragedy, President Biden noted these casualties surpass the lives lost during WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War combined. While alarmingly high fatalities signify a...Read More »
| Saturday March 21, 2020 at 8:14 PM PDT
In his magisterial Crisis and Leviathan, Robert Higgs shows that the growth of government in the twentieth century can largely be explained by patterns of crisis and response. These crises can be real (World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, stagflation) or imagined (inequality, the various isms). In either case new government programs, agencies, and policies...Read More »
| Friday March 16, 2018 at 2:04 PM PDT
Freedom is an ongoing process.
| Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 11:12 AM PST
There’s a Catch-22 in regard to efforts aimed at diminishing state domination and enlarging genuine liberty.
| Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 11:05 AM PST
If an action is immoral for me and you, it is also immoral for others, including those who constitute the government.
| Monday March 5, 2018 at 11:05 AM PST
What are assault weapons?
| Monday December 18, 2017 at 10:21 AM PST
In discussing the economy and especially economic policy, mainstream economists have been in love with optimality for a century or so.
| Monday December 11, 2017 at 9:08 AM PST
In the late nineteenth century, many Americans took pride in living in a country that boasted so much freedom. In describing their society and polity, they often contrasted them with what they called paternalism, which they believed was the rule in certain European countries, such as Germany, where a proto-welfare state began to be...Read More »
| Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 12:19 PM PST
Many Americans talk about “our country,” “our public lands,” and “our infrastructure.” Such terminology is inaccurate and misleading. Genuine de facto ownership entails control of the property and the benefits it generates. No one owns the country, though the thousands of governmental entities make and enforce claims to various parts and aspects of it....Read More »
| Monday November 27, 2017 at 11:09 AM PST
What gives some people the right to rule others? At least since John Locke’s time, the most common and seemingly compelling answer has been “the consent of the governed.” When the North American revolutionaries set out to justify their secession from the British Empire, they declared, among other things: “Governments are instituted among Men,...Read More »