Friday, August 18, 2017

TGIF: Immigration and Social Engineering

Immigration brings out the social engineers and central planners across the political establishment. We see this clearly in the debate over Donald Trump's support...

TGIF: What the Left Should Like about Public Choice

Although the public choice school of political economy has been demonized in a new work of putatively progressive fiction masquerading as intellectual history, good-faith leftists...

TGIF: On Property and Aggression

Some critics on the left enjoy faulting libertarians for believing that property is a bulwark against aggression. To the libertarian argument that violations of...

TGIF: We Are the Economy They Want to Regulate

Critics of the libertarian philosophy think they can score points by calling libertarians "market fundamentalists." It's supposed to conjure images of dogmatic religious fundamentalists,...

TGIF: How to Spite Putin

I don't think the Russian government fooled around with the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. government won't release its evidence so that it can...

Lost Articles

Originally published January 26, 2007 The Constitution says that to be elected to the U.S. Senate, a person has to be 30 or older, a...

TGIF: The American Way of War

The most striking fact about the United States of America is not its supposed founding principles -- more often lauded than observed -- but...

TGIF: Wrong Lessons from the Congressional Shootings

I'll start off by saying that no one should commit violence except as a last resort in immediate defense of self or other innocent...

TGIF: Let’s All Calm Down about Russia

I can understand why the ruling elite, broadly conceived to include the intel bureaucracy and military-industrial complex, has an interest in positing Russia as...

TGIF: An Idiot Abroad

I've got a few leftover thoughts about Donald Trump's trip to Europe. (Here's what I said about the Middle East portion.) As usual, I...