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Economics

 

The Three Big Expenses: Health Care:

G. Stolyarov II

September 19, 2007:

Previously, Mr. Stolyarov discussed the ways in which government intervention in and aid to higher education dramatically raises the cost of college for most Americans. Health care constitutes the second area in which Americans pay tremendous amounts of money and an ever rising fraction of their incomes. Once again, government is responsible – and the consequences are even more disastrous.

 

Historical Analysis

 

No More Legislation:

Dr. Gary M. Galles

September 19, 2007:

Bruno Leoni was a scholar, political philosopher, lawyer, and newspaper columnist, and one of Italy's leading 20th-century classical liberals. Both the temporary relief and sense of foreboding about the future of American liberty arise from what Leoni, in his Freedom and the Law, called "inflated legislation." Since there have been few with better insights into this issue than Leoni, his insights are particularly worth consideration now in self-defense against the next round of promised violations of our liberties. Dr. Gary Galles shares some of these ideas with us.

 

The Legacy of the 1936 Election:

Amity Shlaes

September 19, 2007:

Amity Shlaes compresses history and argues that the destructive hesitation accompanying American politics today comes out of a single political campaign, the presidential campaign of 1936. This campaign marked the virtual end of old-fashioned American federalism and the rise of a new kind of politics. It was 1936 more than any other campaign that created modern interest groups and taught us that Washington should subsidize them.

 

Politics

 

Global Warming Insanity?:

Paul Driessen

September 19, 2007:

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority,” Marcus Aurelius opined, “but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” An even worse fate would be to end up in minority status and an asylum. According to Paul Driessen, recent developments suggest that this might be the destiny of climate change alarmists.

 

Keeping Romania Impoverished:

Paul Driessen

September 19, 2007:

Romania remains one of the EU’s poorest nations, and valleys that once echoed with the shouts of workers and roar of heavy equipment are now silent. Over 300,000 miners are jobless. Their villages have descended into squalor, misery, and despondency that have no historic parallel. Unfortunately, environmentalist activists are endeavoring to coercively prevent any improvement. Paul Driessen writes that in such a setting, anti-mining campaigns will perpetuate unemployment and environmental degradation.

 

The Year the Global Warming Hoax Died:

Alan Caruba

September 19, 2007:

When did the global warming hoax die? According to Alan Caruba, historians are likely to pinpoint 2007. It will take another decade to ensure it cannot be revived, but the avalanche of scientific studies and the cumulative impact of scientists who have publicly joined those who debunked the lies on which it has been based will be noted as the tipping point.

 

The Sorry State of Science Reporting:

Alan Caruba

September 19, 2007:

Declaring that a “consensus” exists among all the scientists of the world that global warming is occurring is a lie. Twisting the results of a Science magazine report to reflect the opposite of its findings is a lie. Producing a “documentary” called “An Inconvenient Truth,” filled with distortions and lies, deserves censure, not mandatory showings in all the schools of the nation. As for the “science” you read about in the mainstream media these days, Alan Caruba writes that the rule of thumb is caveat emptor: buyer beware.

 

Dealing With China in the Coming Years:

Dr. Ross Terrill

September 19, 2007:

How should we deal with China in the coming years? Do we oppose China, or can we coax it into the so-called international community? Dr. Ross Terrill believes that we should stand up for freedom. The United States represents a beacon of hope to a new generation of Chinese who live in a Leninist regime supervising a semi-capitalist society—an arrangement that so far has never lasted for a sustained period. If we are going to deal with China properly in the coming years, we have to confront this contradiction.

 

Will Lady Liberty Last Beyond 2010?:

Dr. Chuck Baldwin

September 19, 2007:

Free republics are not known to have long life expectancies. At the ripe old age of two hundred and thirty-one, America is definitely showing her age. She is long past her prime, and some are predicting her demise. According to Dr. Chuck Baldwin, some are planning her demise. Elites in favor of global governance are now on the precipice of accomplishing what their great granddaddies failed to do: bring the rebellious colonists under their power and control.

 

Thoughts on the Larry Craig Scandal:

Dr. Chuck Baldwin

September 19, 2007:

The recent scandal involving Republican Idaho Senator Larry Craig has become a political hornet's nest. However, to those who are privy to the real-life goings-on among the political elite in Washington, D.C., this comes as no surprise. The real problem that this scandal unearths, writes Dr. Chuck Baldwin, is the widespread influence that homosexuality has within the GOP. Ladies and Gentlemen, the GOP elephant is not red; it is pink.

 

"Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him."

~ Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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