Libertarians and Liberals

Libertarians and Liberals

“As Justice Jackson alluded to in Wickard v. Filburn, lawmaking through the political process is how the public allocates the costs of behavior in order to reduce externalities. When voters argue over the best way in which to allocate these costs, they are engaging in...
Arizona’s Big Mistake

Arizona’s Big Mistake

“Arizona’s big mistake is not that it chose to trample on the civil rights of one third of its population, although that is a choice that may come back to haunt legislators who supported the bill.  Nor is Arizona’s mistake the embrace of racism, fascism or any other...
Arizona’s Big Mistake

The Roots of progressivism Lie in . . . the Republican Party?

“The fate of the so-called Freedman’s Bureau is telling. After President Lincoln’s death, President Andrew Johnson repudiated the idea that the federal government had any legitimate role to play in promoting economic advancement for the average worker. He attacked the...
Arizona’s Big Mistake

Capitalism on Sale?

“The last several years have seen increasing disparity in the distribution of wealth among the population, the accumulation of crushing debt by many households (often from medical expenses), and a domestic labor force that has gotten the message that it is replaceable...
Justice Roberts Has a Little List

Justice Roberts Has a Little List

“Yet Justice Roberts seems to suggest that the lesson to take away from this experience is that the Supreme Court should not have overturned Plessey v. Ferguson and ordered the desegregation of public schools. He suggests that if the Justices cannot anticipate all of...