The always provocative Paul Craig Roberts recently penned a column in which he asks which is worse, regulation or deregulation. For a libertarian — which, incidentally, is what Roberts is — this would seem like a no-brainer. Regulation is worse. How could a libertarian even think otherwise? But, is regulation always worse? Consider a monopoly … Read more Deregulation’s downside
About a year ago my son could barely suppress his excitement as he told me that Ron Paul had decided to run for President. “Don’t expect him to win,” I told him. He replied, “Oh, but I do expect him to win!” What I miss most about youth — what I miss even more than … Read more Ron Paul has won!
“Are you cashing in on this?” So asked the subject line of an email my brother sent me in early 2003. “This” was what was described in an attached news story from a trade journal — I forget which one — as a “huge” and “desperate” shortage of information technology professionals, particularly software developers. That … Read more It’s not just Ron Paul
Try, for just a minute, to imagine the following scenario. The New Republic, or some other stronghold of neocondom, has just discovered the website of the church Ron Paul has been attending for the last 20 years. At the very top of the site’s home page is the following statement: We are a congregation which … Read more Playing the racism card
I guess we should have expected it. The Beltway libertarians, those polished public intellectuals at Cato and Reason, have been falling all over themselves the past few days in an effort to distance themselves from Ron Paul following the “outing” of his old newsletters last week by The New Republic. Not that they were ever … Read more Ron Paul: now for the piling on