Tag Archive for Government

Thoughts On The Contraception Dust-Up

A few thoughts off the top of my head on the ObamaCare demand that all employers pay for contraception. It seems that some (many?) are confusing this push-back as being anti-contraception. Barring a few outliers, I don’t believe that’s the…

Robert Murphy on Solyndra

The always good Robert Murphy breaks-down the Solyndra debacle. Rather long at 6-7 pages, but a good read. (David Henderson summarizes) Robert P. Murphy, Lessons From Solyndra – Library of Economics and Liberty: In September 2011, solar energy giant Solyndra…

Makers vs. Takers – 2012 Style

A brief, excellent, dead-on, and depressing column. It’s takers versus makers and these days the takers are winning – Glenn Harlan Reynolds: “Fifty thousand for what you didn’t plant, for what didn’t grow. That’s modern farming — reap what you…

Why My Lai and Not Hiroshima?

Dr. Bryan Caplan makes a compelling argument, by asking some very uncomfortable questions. A good (and brief) read worth your time. Tell Me the Difference Between My Lai and Hiroshima, Bryan Caplan – Library of Economics and Liberty: In the…

Dr. Carden Responds To The Story of Stuff

When you watch the original Story of Stuff video, you leave with the feeling that while the folks there are well-meaning and have no real malice, they are nonetheless wrong. So I’m so glad to see Dr. Carden’s cogent response…

Is Ron Paul An Isolationist?

Sheldon Richman with a good column on the charge that Ron Paul is an “isolationist.” Opposing Imperialism Is Not Isolationism by Sheldon Richman: When pundits and rival politicians call Ron Paul an “isolationist,” they mislead the American people — and…