Looting and Freedom

Whether political freedom or economic freedom is more important is a moot question. The most basic property right is self-ownership. To the degree that right is compromised, so is freedom. A commenter at the linked article above noted this: “I propose in the following discussion to call one’s own labor, and the equivalent exchange of… Continue reading Looting and Freedom

Liberal Ayn Rand?

At Slate, Beverly Gage asks "Why Is There No Liberal Ayn Rand?" Ask Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan how he became a conservative and he’ll probably answer by citing a book. It might be Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Or perhaps he’ll come up with Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom, or even Barry Goldwater’s Conscience… Continue reading Liberal Ayn Rand?

Good news from the regime

Well, not for you, of course.  For you, it's just less and less freedom, higher costs and more difficult to arrange loans.White House Backs Bill to Collect Employee Pay Information from BusinessesCurrency tax: A way to invest in our future (Rep. Pete Stark) Gold Coin Sellers Angered by New Tax LawDid The Credit Agencies Just… Continue reading Good news from the regime

…our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

This is the conclusion of the Declaration of Independence, signed by men who fully expected they might lose their lives and their fortunes, but who would never lose their honor.We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of… Continue reading …our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The end of herstory?

"Herstory" is a term invented by feminists to describe a particular, and as it turns out peculiar, way of re-characterizing history."Herstory" is a rejection of the male-centeredness supposedly represented by the first syllable of "history," and an implicit criticism of dead, white male historians. The point is that women are given short shrift in history,… Continue reading The end of herstory?