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was the name of Napoleon's white horse. This
painting is how Miss Wendy D. Bateman imagines it during the height of
Milton Friedman's Pragmatic and Incremental
Dr. Edward W. Younkins gives a
comprehensive exposition of the ideas and accomplishments of
free-market Chicago school economist Milton Friedman. Friedman's work
has assisted in the endeavor to obtain more freedom and smaller
government, even though his empiricist methodology is not sufficient
to do the job in an intellectual war which only a more deeply-rooted
causal, moral, and logically-grounded approach can win.
Where Would General Motors Be Without the United
Automobile Workers' Union?:
Dr. George Reisman criticizes the
restraints imposed upon General Motors by a union that it is forced to
deal with-- even though dealing with it implies suffering immense
losses while propping up wasteful, incompetent union workers.
Aristotle and Carl Menger: Immanent Realist and
Austrian Aristotelian on Value Theory:
Hal Gorby compares the ideas of the
Greek intellectual giant Aristotle and Carl Menger-- the founder of
Austrian Economics-- on the sources of economic value and its
application to the market process. Mr. Gorby traces clearly
Aristotelian influences in Menger's work and makes the case that
Menger elaborated on and improved upon Aristotle's ideas.
George Selgin's Defense of Austrian Economics
against Radical Subjectivism:
G. Stolyarov II reviews George
Selgin's essay, "Praxeology and Understanding," in which Selgin
refutes the criticisms of radical subjectivist skeptics who seek to
deny the efficacy of the free market and the validity of economic
Surprise: Fidel Castro Acts Like a Communist:
Despite leftist efforts to paint
Fidel Castro's Cuba as a Communist paradise, the truth is that it is
as wretched, miserable, and oppressive an environment as any other
Communist regime is and has been. Tom DeWeese writes of new evidence
to support this recognition-- pictures and experiences gathered by the
courageous Czech model Helena Houdova on her trip to Cuba.
Tax Policy is Moral Policy:
Dr. Edward Hudgins condemns the
expropriating, redistributive function of today's tax code-- as well
as its unjust "progressive" nature, taking a larger proportion of the
incomes of those who produce more. He insists that taxation be limited
to funding legitimate government functions: military, police, courts,
and administration of just laws.
Africa Malaria Day: Action or Bombast?:
This Africa Malaria Day, there might
be some future progress to look forward to in the fight against the
dread disease that infects over 400 million Africans every year,
writes Roy Innis. An ever-increasing number of scientists,
politicians, human rights activists, and intellectuals are supporting
the movement to legalize the use of the pesticide DDT and prevent
coercive sanctions on DDT-using countries by the European Union and
anti-progressive environmental groups.
On Tax Day, Pretend Like It's Your Money and Get
Dr. Edward Hudgins notes that the
government takes more than 40% of the average American's money and
uses it to fund paternalistic programs that presume that Americans
cannot take care of themselves. Dr. Hudgins urges Americans to get mad
about this wanton abuse of government authority and to urge the
government to give individuals sovereignty over their own money.
Future American Lawyers Take a Stand for
April 25, 2006:
Tom DeWeese salutes Georgetown
University students and faculty, who made clear their disapproval of
arrests without due process under the liberty-violating Patriot Act.
These individuals-- who civilly displayed an insightful Benjamin
Franklin quote before visiting Attorney General Alberto Gonzales--
showed that they do not automatically accept government policy as
lawful simply because the government says so.
Misguided Social Responsibility at General
April 25, 2006:
The "corporate social responsibility"
initiatives launched by General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt are
profoundly socially irresponsible, writes Paul Driessen. Such measures
promote coercive government restrictions of economic development in
the name of protection from specious "environmental threats" like
"Those elderly who use 'experience'
to demean and humiliate the young are worthless. They have nothing
else to justify their 'superiority' besides a chronic record of their
own dismal failures and their envious hatred for those who have not failed and
will not fail."
~ G. Stolyarov II