Tag Archive for Liberty

Big Govt. & Economic Liberty Are Mutually-Exclusive

Bryan Caplan explains, fantastic example. True by Definition: Redistribution and Economic Freedom, Bryan Caplan – EconLog: The truth is that size of government and economic freedom are inextricably connected.  Any definition of “economic freedom” that doesn’t directly incorporate the size of…

Innovation & Excellence Stifled In The Lunchroom

What effects do policies like these have on innovation, excellence, and progress? What lessons do they teach young people? I hope this story turns out to be fake. Lunch Lady Ordered to Cook Less Tasty Meals – TIME.com: While recent adjustments to…

How Govt. Edicts Are Enforced

Govt. enforces its edicts via force, deadly force. Ultimately all laws are enforced at the muzzle of a gun. Dr. Higgs makes the point here better than I could. Four Types of Government Operatives: Bullies, Muggers, Sneak Thieves, and Con…

David Henderson On The Bottom One-Percent

A thoughtful column, worth the read. The Bottom One Percent – Hoover Institution: We often hear a lot, especially from those who want to tear them down, about the top 1 percent. We don’t hear nearly as much about the…

Walter Williams on Misfortune & Opportunity

via Lawrence Reed on FB. Here’s one that has considerable popular appeal: “It’s wrong to profit from the misfortune of others.” I ask my students whether they’d support a law against doing so. But I caution them with some examples.…

Who Is To Blame For Huffing?

I feel like if it makes sense to blame anyone other than the 38 year-old who did this, we should blame the father more than WalMart or the manufacturer. I’ll go so far as to argue that WalMart and the…

Free Lunches, Breakfasts, and PhDs.

13WHAM reports that all Rochester City School District students will now get their school lunches for free. All RCSD Students To Receive Free Lunches – 13WHAM.com: Rochester, N.Y.— Starting in the 2012-2013 school year, all Rochester City School District students—regardless…

Today’s Quote: Hayek on Morals and Means

Yup. The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule. – Friedrich August von Hayek

Pry Those Kinder Eggs From His Cold Dead Hands

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Thank God these monsters were apprehended and are no longer roaming American streets. (pic via Wiki) “The two men say border guards searched their car and said the eggs are illegal in the United States because young children could choke on…