27 Nov 2020
Topic:  Cuba Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1959 by the República de Cuba
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft and then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft and then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft and then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Anti-Life Ethics in Iraq
Criticizes the conclusion by George Weigel, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, that the March 2003 invasion of Iraq was a "just war"
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Books The Second Treatise of Civil Government
Partial contents: Of the State of Nature - Of the State of War - Of Slavery - Of Property - Of Paternal Power - Of Political or Civil Society - Of the Beginning of Political Societies - Of Conquest - Of Tyranny - Of the Dissolution of Government
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Anti-Life Ethics in Iraq
Criticizes the conclusion by George Weigel, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, that the March 2003 invasion of Iraq was a "just war"
Upd     The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft and then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles Anti-Life Ethics in Iraq
Criticizes the conclusion by George Weigel, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, that the March 2003 invasion of Iraq was a "just war"
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft and then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles An Arrow against all Tyrants
Letter addressed to "Mr Henry Marten, a member of the House of Commons", after two months in Newgate Prison having been arrested for publishing "An Alarum to the House of Lords"
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Writings A Letter Concerning Toleration
Originally "Epistolia de Tolerentia", translated by William Popple
Upd   Books Authored The Second Treatise of Civil Government
Partial contents: Of the State of Nature - Of the State of War - Of Slavery - Of Property - Of Paternal Power - Of Political or Civil Society - Of the Beginning of Political Societies - Of Conquest - Of Tyranny - Of the Dissolution of Government
 
Topic:  Magna Carta Charter signed in 1215 by King John of England guaranteeing certain basic rights
Upd   Articles An Arrow against all Tyrants
Letter addressed to "Mr Henry Marten, a member of the House of Commons", after two months in Newgate Prison having been arrested for publishing "An Alarum to the House of Lords"
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft and then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft and then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles A Letter Concerning Toleration
Originally "Epistolia de Tolerentia", translated by William Popple
Upd     An Arrow against all Tyrants
Letter addressed to "Mr Henry Marten, a member of the House of Commons", after two months in Newgate Prison having been arrested for publishing "An Alarum to the House of Lords"
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
Upd   Articles An Arrow against all Tyrants
Letter addressed to "Mr Henry Marten, a member of the House of Commons", after two months in Newgate Prison having been arrested for publishing "An Alarum to the House of Lords"
 
Topic:  Trial by Jury, Right to Guarantees in criminal and civil cases
Upd   Articles An Arrow against all Tyrants
Letter addressed to "Mr Henry Marten, a member of the House of Commons", after two months in Newgate Prison having been arrested for publishing "An Alarum to the House of Lords"
 
Topic:  Two Treatises of Government Books authored by John Locke, one attacks the divine right of kings and the other discusses his views on the proper role of government
Upd   Books The Second Treatise of Civil Government
Partial contents: Of the State of Nature - Of the State of War - Of Slavery - Of Property - Of Paternal Power - Of Political or Civil Society - Of the Beginning of Political Societies - Of Conquest - Of Tyranny - Of the Dissolution of Government
 
26 Nov 2020
Topic:  Bright, John 19th century English Member of Parliament
Upd   Books Authored Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by Richard Cobden. M. P. - in Two Volumes
Electronic text available at Online Library of Liberty; contents: Volume I: Free Trade and Finance - Volume II: War, Peace, and Reform; also edited by James E. Thorold Rogers
 
Topic:  Cobden, Richard Nineteenth century British politician, leading proponent of free trade
Upd   Books Authored Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by Richard Cobden. M. P. - in Two Volumes
Electronic text available at Online Library of Liberty; contents: Volume I: Free Trade and Finance - Volume II: War, Peace, and Reform; also edited by James E. Thorold Rogers
Upd     The Political Writings of Richard Cobden, Volume I
Electronic text available at Online Library of Liberty; contents: England, Ireland, and America. 1835 - Russia. 1836 - 1793 and 1853, in three letters
 
25 Nov 2020
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Trapped in Lies and Delusions
Predicts that U.S. troops would not withdraw from Iraq for at least two more years, because it was politically implausible for Bush and Cheney to backtrack on their positions, and laments American attitudes towards the war and countless interventions
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
Upd     An Economic Perspective on Illegal Drugs
Chapter 25 of "Are Economists Basically Immoral?" and Other Essays on Economics, Ethics, and Religion, 2008, originally published in Forum; suggests various policies for dealing with the negative externalities of drug use
 
Topic:  Economic Freedom Absence of coercion or controls over economic activities
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
Upd     Trapped in Lies and Delusions
Predicts that U.S. troops would not withdraw from Iraq for at least two more years, because it was politically implausible for Bush and Cheney to backtrack on their positions, and laments American attitudes towards the war and countless interventions
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles Trapped in Lies and Delusions
Predicts that U.S. troops would not withdraw from Iraq for at least two more years, because it was politically implausible for Bush and Cheney to backtrack on their positions, and laments American attitudes towards the war and countless interventions
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
Upd     Trapped in Lies and Delusions
Predicts that U.S. troops would not withdraw from Iraq for at least two more years, because it was politically implausible for Bush and Cheney to backtrack on their positions, and laments American attitudes towards the war and countless interventions
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles Trapped in Lies and Delusions
Predicts that U.S. troops would not withdraw from Iraq for at least two more years, because it was politically implausible for Bush and Cheney to backtrack on their positions, and laments American attitudes towards the war and countless interventions
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
 
Topic:  Liberty, Moral Freedom to engage in acts purportedly injurious to one's self or one's property
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
 
Topic:  Liggio, Leonard Executive Vice President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Upd   Interviews The Intellectual Portrait Series: A Conversation with Leonard Liggio [2006]
Lengthy audio interview by Blundell, with commentary by Feulner, covering Liggio's life and his views on various topics
 
Topic:  Norway Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Kongeriket Norge
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.51, Rank: 32
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles An Economic Perspective on Illegal Drugs
Chapter 25 of "Are Economists Basically Immoral?" and Other Essays on Economics, Ethics, and Religion, 2008, originally published in Forum; suggests various policies for dealing with the negative externalities of drug use
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
 
Topic:  Sweden Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Konungariket Sverige
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.46, Rank: 38
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Is the Key to Our Future
Examines three reasons — freedom, morality and pragmatism — that suggest that Americans will eventually return to their libertarian heritage
 
Topic:  Ukraine Territory in eastern Europe, ruled since 1991 by the republic of Uryad Ukrayiny
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 6.00, Rank: 135
 
24 Nov 2020
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles They Lied About the Reasons for Going to War
Examines various items of circumstancial evidence that would lead most reasonable people to conclude that George W. Bush and his administration lied about the rationales for invading Iraq in 2003, and then explores the real purpose behind the invasion
 
Topic:  Habeas Corpus, Writ of A written order issued to ascertain if someone is imprisoned lawfaully
Upd   Articles Habeas Corpus: The Lynchpin of Freedom
Commenting on the Military Commissions Act of 2006, discusses a hypothetical U.S. war scenario where the president extends MCA cancellation of habeas corpus to U.S. citizens criticizing the war and thus "aiding the enemy"
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Habeas Corpus: The Lynchpin of Freedom
Commenting on the Military Commissions Act of 2006, discusses a hypothetical U.S. war scenario where the president extends MCA cancellation of habeas corpus to U.S. citizens criticizing the war and thus "aiding the enemy"
Upd     They Lied About the Reasons for Going to War
Examines various items of circumstancial evidence that would lead most reasonable people to conclude that George W. Bush and his administration lied about the rationales for invading Iraq in 2003, and then explores the real purpose behind the invasion
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles They Lied About the Reasons for Going to War
Examines various items of circumstancial evidence that would lead most reasonable people to conclude that George W. Bush and his administration lied about the rationales for invading Iraq in 2003, and then explores the real purpose behind the invasion
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles They Lied About the Reasons for Going to War
Examines various items of circumstancial evidence that would lead most reasonable people to conclude that George W. Bush and his administration lied about the rationales for invading Iraq in 2003, and then explores the real purpose behind the invasion
 
Topic:  Lǎozǐ Ancient Chinese philosopher, author of the Dào Dé Jīng
Upd   Biography Lao Tzu (c. 570 BC)
Part of the Goodrich Seminar Room; includes bibliography, works about Laozi and links to Adam Smith, Buddha and Confucius
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Habeas Corpus: The Lynchpin of Freedom
Commenting on the Military Commissions Act of 2006, discusses a hypothetical U.S. war scenario where the president extends MCA cancellation of habeas corpus to U.S. citizens criticizing the war and thus "aiding the enemy"
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Habeas Corpus: The Lynchpin of Freedom
Commenting on the Military Commissions Act of 2006, discusses a hypothetical U.S. war scenario where the president extends MCA cancellation of habeas corpus to U.S. citizens criticizing the war and thus "aiding the enemy"
Upd     They Lied About the Reasons for Going to War
Examines various items of circumstancial evidence that would lead most reasonable people to conclude that George W. Bush and his administration lied about the rationales for invading Iraq in 2003, and then explores the real purpose behind the invasion
 
23 Nov 2020
Topic:  11 September 2001, Attacks of Terror attacks of 11 September 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Articles Do Hadithans Hate Us for Our Freedoms?
Probes the premise voiced by U.S. government officials that terrorist acts are motivated by hatred of American "freedoms and values", rather than by episodes such as the Iraqi sanctions, torture at Abu Ghraib and the Haditha massacre
Upd     Decimating the Constitution with Military Tribunals
Discusses what would become the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA); note: in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled section 7 of the MCA unconstitutional, which led to the MCA of 2009
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles Decimating the Constitution with Military Tribunals
Discusses what would become the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA); note: in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled section 7 of the MCA unconstitutional, which led to the MCA of 2009
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
Upd   Articles Liberty, safety, and Benjamin Franklin
Parses the famous Franklin quote about "essential Liberty" and "little temporary Safety" in the two contexts in which he made it
 
Topic:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Articles Decimating the Constitution with Military Tribunals
Discusses what would become the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA); note: in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled section 7 of the MCA unconstitutional, which led to the MCA of 2009
 
Topic:  Habeas Corpus, Writ of A written order issued to ascertain if someone is imprisoned lawfaully
Upd   Articles Decimating the Constitution with Military Tribunals
Discusses what would become the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA); note: in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled section 7 of the MCA unconstitutional, which led to the MCA of 2009
 
Topic:  Haditha Massacre Massacre of Iraqi civilians in Haditha committed by U.S. Marines
Upd   Articles Do Hadithans Hate Us for Our Freedoms?
Probes the premise voiced by U.S. government officials that terrorist acts are motivated by hatred of American "freedoms and values", rather than by episodes such as the Iraqi sanctions, torture at Abu Ghraib and the Haditha massacre
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Do Hadithans Hate Us for Our Freedoms?
Probes the premise voiced by U.S. government officials that terrorist acts are motivated by hatred of American "freedoms and values", rather than by episodes such as the Iraqi sanctions, torture at Abu Ghraib and the Haditha massacre
Upd     Decimating the Constitution with Military Tribunals
Discusses what would become the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA); note: in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled section 7 of the MCA unconstitutional, which led to the MCA of 2009
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles Decimating the Constitution with Military Tribunals
Discusses what would become the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA); note: in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled section 7 of the MCA unconstitutional, which led to the MCA of 2009
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles Liberty, safety, and Benjamin Franklin
Parses the famous Franklin quote about "essential Liberty" and "little temporary Safety" in the two contexts in which he made it
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles Decimating the Constitution with Military Tribunals
Discusses what would become the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA); note: in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled section 7 of the MCA unconstitutional, which led to the MCA of 2009
 
20 Nov 2020
Topic:  Armies, Standing Maintaining permanent armies of paid or conscripted soldiers
Upd   Articles The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  Europe, Eastern Regions of central Europe roughly east of longitude 24° E
Upd   Articles The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
Upd   Web Pages Benjamin Franklin | Libertarianism.org
Links to essays, columns and other resources about Franklin
 
Topic:  Georgia Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Sakartvelo
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.98, Rank: 5
 
Topic:  Henry, Patrick American revolutionary figure, famous for "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
Upd   Articles The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  Liberty, Threats To Actions by government that restrict individual liberty
Upd   Articles The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  Madison, James Author of Federalist essays, fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles The Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms
Examines whether foreign invasion, terrorists taking over the government and the federal government, through the President and its orders to a "loyal and obedient" standing army, are plausible threats to the freedom and well-being of Americans
 
Topic:  United Arab Emirates Territory in the eastern Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1971 by the Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.98, Rank: 5
 
19 Nov 2020
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Unenumerated Rights
Examines the rationale and history behind the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, citing both James Madison and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
Upd     The Bill of Rights: Reserved Powers
Discusses the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the system of federalism and the breakdown that occurred in 1937 when the Supreme Court held that the federal government could regulate economic activity
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Reserved Powers
Discusses the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the system of federalism and the breakdown that occurred in 1937 when the Supreme Court held that the federal government could regulate economic activity
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Unenumerated Rights
Examines the rationale and history behind the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, citing both James Madison and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Unenumerated Rights
Examines the rationale and history behind the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, citing both James Madison and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Bill of Rights: Unenumerated Rights
Examines the rationale and history behind the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, citing both James Madison and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
Upd     The Bill of Rights: Reserved Powers
Discusses the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the system of federalism and the breakdown that occurred in 1937 when the Supreme Court held that the federal government could regulate economic activity
 
Topic:  Law, Due Process of Procedural safeguards, and unbiased laws and judgements
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Reserved Powers
Discusses the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the system of federalism and the breakdown that occurred in 1937 when the Supreme Court held that the federal government could regulate economic activity
 
Topic:  Madison, James Author of Federalist essays, fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Unenumerated Rights
Examines the rationale and history behind the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, citing both James Madison and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
 
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Reserved Powers
Discusses the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the system of federalism and the breakdown that occurred in 1937 when the Supreme Court held that the federal government could regulate economic activity
 
Topic:  Powers, Enumerated Constitutional doctrine of limiting the Federal Government to explicitly granted powers
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Unenumerated Rights
Examines the rationale and history behind the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, citing both James Madison and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
Upd     The Bill of Rights: Reserved Powers
Discusses the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the system of federalism and the breakdown that occurred in 1937 when the Supreme Court held that the federal government could regulate economic activity
 
Topic:  Powers, Reserved Powers retained by the States and the people
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Reserved Powers
Discusses the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the system of federalism and the breakdown that occurred in 1937 when the Supreme Court held that the federal government could regulate economic activity
 
Topic:  Rights Retained by the People Rights not explicitly listed in the Bill of Rights
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Unenumerated Rights
Examines the rationale and history behind the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, citing both James Madison and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
 
18 Nov 2020
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Trial by Jury
Explains why a trial by a jury of ordinary people was considered an essential constitutional guarantee and discusses jury nullification in real and hypothetical cases
 
Topic:  Bureaucracy A hierarchy of government officials, mostly unelected, that set policies, prescribe regulations and administer them
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Trial by Jury
Explains why a trial by a jury of ordinary people was considered an essential constitutional guarantee and discusses jury nullification in real and hypothetical cases
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Trial by Jury
Explains why a trial by a jury of ordinary people was considered an essential constitutional guarantee and discusses jury nullification in real and hypothetical cases
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Bill of Rights: Trial by Jury
Explains why a trial by a jury of ordinary people was considered an essential constitutional guarantee and discusses jury nullification in real and hypothetical cases
Upd     The Bill of Rights: The Rights of the Accused
Discusses the various clauses of the Sixth Amendment, with the rationales behind them and citing relevant court decisions
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Trial by Jury
Explains why a trial by a jury of ordinary people was considered an essential constitutional guarantee and discusses jury nullification in real and hypothetical cases
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: The Rights of the Accused
Discusses the various clauses of the Sixth Amendment, with the rationales behind them and citing relevant court decisions
 
Topic:  Magna Carta Charter signed in 1215 by King John of England guaranteeing certain basic rights
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: The Rights of the Accused
Discusses the various clauses of the Sixth Amendment, with the rationales behind them and citing relevant court decisions
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Trial by Jury
Explains why a trial by a jury of ordinary people was considered an essential constitutional guarantee and discusses jury nullification in real and hypothetical cases
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Trial by Jury
Explains why a trial by a jury of ordinary people was considered an essential constitutional guarantee and discusses jury nullification in real and hypothetical cases
Upd     The Bill of Rights: The Rights of the Accused
Discusses the various clauses of the Sixth Amendment, with the rationales behind them and citing relevant court decisions
 
Topic:  Trial by Jury, Right to Guarantees in criminal and civil cases
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Trial by Jury
Explains why a trial by a jury of ordinary people was considered an essential constitutional guarantee and discusses jury nullification in real and hypothetical cases
Upd     The Bill of Rights: The Rights of the Accused
Discusses the various clauses of the Sixth Amendment, with the rationales behind them and citing relevant court decisions
 
17 Nov 2020
Topic:  Cantillon, Richard 18th century Irish economist
Upd   Podcasts Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
Report, audio and transcript of the debate, held on 13 Jun 2017, on the resolution "Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism" between Mark Skousen for the affirmative and Gene Epstein for the negative
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Eminent Domain
Discusses the eminent domain protections of the Fifth Amendment and how they were undermined by cases such as Berman v. Parker (1954) and Poletown (1981), and the positive outcome of Wayne County v. Hathcock (2004)
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Writings Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
Report, audio and transcript of the debate, held on 13 Jun 2017, on the resolution "Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism" between Mark Skousen for the affirmative and Gene Epstein for the negative
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Eminent Domain
Discusses the eminent domain protections of the Fifth Amendment and how they were undermined by cases such as Berman v. Parker (1954) and Poletown (1981), and the positive outcome of Wayne County v. Hathcock (2004)
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Bill of Rights: Eminent Domain
Discusses the eminent domain protections of the Fifth Amendment and how they were undermined by cases such as Berman v. Parker (1954) and Poletown (1981), and the positive outcome of Wayne County v. Hathcock (2004)
 
Topic:  Law, Due Process of Procedural safeguards, and unbiased laws and judgements
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Eminent Domain
Discusses the eminent domain protections of the Fifth Amendment and how they were undermined by cases such as Berman v. Parker (1954) and Poletown (1981), and the positive outcome of Wayne County v. Hathcock (2004)
 
Topic:  Michigan The Wolverine State
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Eminent Domain
Discusses the eminent domain protections of the Fifth Amendment and how they were undermined by cases such as Berman v. Parker (1954) and Poletown (1981), and the positive outcome of Wayne County v. Hathcock (2004)
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Eminent Domain
Discusses the eminent domain protections of the Fifth Amendment and how they were undermined by cases such as Berman v. Parker (1954) and Poletown (1981), and the positive outcome of Wayne County v. Hathcock (2004)
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Podcasts Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
Report, audio and transcript of the debate, held on 13 Jun 2017, on the resolution "Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism" between Mark Skousen for the affirmative and Gene Epstein for the negative
 
Topic:  Skousen, Mark Author, investment advisor, professor of Economics
Upd   Podcasts Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
Report, audio and transcript of the debate, held on 13 Jun 2017, on the resolution "Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism" between Mark Skousen for the affirmative and Gene Epstein for the negative
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Podcasts Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
Report, audio and transcript of the debate, held on 13 Jun 2017, on the resolution "Adam Smith should be honored as the founder of modern economics and free-enterprise capitalism" between Mark Skousen for the affirmative and Gene Epstein for the negative
 
Topic:  Washington, D.C. The Nation's Capital
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Eminent Domain
Discusses the eminent domain protections of the Fifth Amendment and how they were undermined by cases such as Berman v. Parker (1954) and Poletown (1981), and the positive outcome of Wayne County v. Hathcock (2004)
 
16 Nov 2020
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights Due Process of Law
Describes the origins of due process in the Magna Carta, the basic requirements of "notice" and "hearing", other guarantees (e.g., assistance of counsel, trial by jury of peers), habeas corpus and comments on the current state of affairs
 
Topic:  Habeas Corpus, Writ of A written order issued to ascertain if someone is imprisoned lawfaully
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights Due Process of Law
Describes the origins of due process in the Magna Carta, the basic requirements of "notice" and "hearing", other guarantees (e.g., assistance of counsel, trial by jury of peers), habeas corpus and comments on the current state of affairs
 
Topic:  Henry, Patrick American revolutionary figure, famous for "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Antipathy to Militarism
After quoting the text of the Third Amendment, discusses standing armies in the historical context and in modern times
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Bill of Rights Due Process of Law
Describes the origins of due process in the Magna Carta, the basic requirements of "notice" and "hearing", other guarantees (e.g., assistance of counsel, trial by jury of peers), habeas corpus and comments on the current state of affairs
 
Topic:  Law, Due Process of Procedural safeguards, and unbiased laws and judgements
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights Due Process of Law
Describes the origins of due process in the Magna Carta, the basic requirements of "notice" and "hearing", other guarantees (e.g., assistance of counsel, trial by jury of peers), habeas corpus and comments on the current state of affairs
 
Topic:  Madison, James Author of Federalist essays, fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Antipathy to Militarism
After quoting the text of the Third Amendment, discusses standing armies in the historical context and in modern times
 
Topic:  Magna Carta Charter signed in 1215 by King John of England guaranteeing certain basic rights
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights Due Process of Law
Describes the origins of due process in the Magna Carta, the basic requirements of "notice" and "hearing", other guarantees (e.g., assistance of counsel, trial by jury of peers), habeas corpus and comments on the current state of affairs
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Antipathy to Militarism
After quoting the text of the Third Amendment, discusses standing armies in the historical context and in modern times
 
Topic:  Soldiers, No Quartering of No stationing of soldiers in private houses
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Antipathy to Militarism
After quoting the text of the Third Amendment, discusses standing armies in the historical context and in modern times
 
Upd Topic:  South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 1999 animated musical movie based on the "South Park" television series
 
Topic:  Trial by Jury, Right to Guarantees in criminal and civil cases
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights Due Process of Law
Describes the origins of due process in the Magna Carta, the basic requirements of "notice" and "hearing", other guarantees (e.g., assistance of counsel, trial by jury of peers), habeas corpus and comments on the current state of affairs
 
13 Nov 2020
Topic:  Armies, Standing Maintaining permanent armies of paid or conscripted soldiers
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Antipathy to Militarism
After quoting the text of the Third Amendment, discusses standing armies in the historical context and in modern times
 
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Discusses the fallacies in gun-control arguments, comparing possible gun prohibition to the war on drugs, highlighting the behavior of U.S. officials in occupied Iraq and concluding with some quotes by Founding Fathers
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Antipathy to Militarism
After quoting the text of the Third Amendment, discusses standing armies in the historical context and in modern times
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Antipathy to Militarism
After quoting the text of the Third Amendment, discusses standing armies in the historical context and in modern times
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Discusses the fallacies in gun-control arguments, comparing possible gun prohibition to the war on drugs, highlighting the behavior of U.S. officials in occupied Iraq and concluding with some quotes by Founding Fathers
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Discusses the fallacies in gun-control arguments, comparing possible gun prohibition to the war on drugs, highlighting the behavior of U.S. officials in occupied Iraq and concluding with some quotes by Founding Fathers
Upd     The Bill of Rights: Antipathy to Militarism
After quoting the text of the Third Amendment, discusses standing armies in the historical context and in modern times
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Bill of Rights: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Discusses the fallacies in gun-control arguments, comparing possible gun prohibition to the war on drugs, highlighting the behavior of U.S. officials in occupied Iraq and concluding with some quotes by Founding Fathers
Upd     The Bill of Rights: Antipathy to Militarism
After quoting the text of the Third Amendment, discusses standing armies in the historical context and in modern times
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles Terrorism Comes with Empire
Reflects on the 7 July 2005 London bombings (and 1993 and 2001 attacks in New York and the Pentagon) and why England and the U.S. were the targets rather than Switzerland
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles Terrorism Comes with Empire
Reflects on the 7 July 2005 London bombings (and 1993 and 2001 attacks in New York and the Pentagon) and why England and the U.S. were the targets rather than Switzerland
Upd     The Bill of Rights: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Discusses the fallacies in gun-control arguments, comparing possible gun prohibition to the war on drugs, highlighting the behavior of U.S. officials in occupied Iraq and concluding with some quotes by Founding Fathers
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Discusses the fallacies in gun-control arguments, comparing possible gun prohibition to the war on drugs, highlighting the behavior of U.S. officials in occupied Iraq and concluding with some quotes by Founding Fathers
 
Topic:  Madison, James Author of Federalist essays, fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Discusses the fallacies in gun-control arguments, comparing possible gun prohibition to the war on drugs, highlighting the behavior of U.S. officials in occupied Iraq and concluding with some quotes by Founding Fathers
 
Topic:  Switzerland Territory in west central Europe, ruled since 1848 by the Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft - Confédération suisse - Confederazione Svizzera
Upd   Articles Terrorism Comes with Empire
Reflects on the 7 July 2005 London bombings (and 1993 and 2001 attacks in New York and the Pentagon) and why England and the U.S. were the targets rather than Switzerland
 
Topic:  United Kingdom Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Articles Terrorism Comes with Empire
Reflects on the 7 July 2005 London bombings (and 1993 and 2001 attacks in New York and the Pentagon) and why England and the U.S. were the targets rather than Switzerland
 
12 Nov 2020
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles Hard Cases Make Bad Law
Discusses the attempt by members of the U.S. Congress to have U.S. federal courts intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, already decided by a Florida district court
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Hard Cases Make Bad Law
Discusses the attempt by members of the U.S. Congress to have U.S. federal courts intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, already decided by a Florida district court
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles Why Not a Free Market in Education?
Examines an op-ed by Bill Gates arguing for reforms in the public schools, countering with the paradigm used in the software and computer industries: the free market, and suggests an answer to educating the truly poor
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles Why Not a Free Market in Education?
Examines an op-ed by Bill Gates arguing for reforms in the public schools, countering with the paradigm used in the software and computer industries: the free market, and suggests an answer to educating the truly poor
 
Topic:  Films Moving pictures representing fictional or real-life events
Upd   Web Sites Miss Liberty's Film & TV World
Promotes viewership of libertarian film, video and TV
 
Topic:  Florida The Sunshine State
Upd   Articles Hard Cases Make Bad Law
Discusses the attempt by members of the U.S. Congress to have U.S. federal courts intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, already decided by a Florida district court
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Hard Cases Make Bad Law
Discusses the attempt by members of the U.S. Congress to have U.S. federal courts intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, already decided by a Florida district court
Upd     Why Not a Free Market in Education?
Examines an op-ed by Bill Gates arguing for reforms in the public schools, countering with the paradigm used in the software and computer industries: the free market, and suggests an answer to educating the truly poor
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Why Not a Free Market in Education?
Examines an op-ed by Bill Gates arguing for reforms in the public schools, countering with the paradigm used in the software and computer industries: the free market, and suggests an answer to educating the truly poor
Upd     Terrorism Comes with Empire
Reflects on the 7 July 2005 London bombings (and 1993 and 2001 attacks in New York and the Pentagon) and why England and the U.S. were the targets rather than Switzerland
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Hard Cases Make Bad Law
Discusses the attempt by members of the U.S. Congress to have U.S. federal courts intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, already decided by a Florida district court
 
Topic:  Life The human unalienable right from which other rights obtain
Upd   Articles Hard Cases Make Bad Law
Discusses the attempt by members of the U.S. Congress to have U.S. federal courts intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, already decided by a Florida district court
 
Topic:  Mauritius Islands in the southwest Indian Ocean, ruled since 1992 by the Republic of Mauritius
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.98, Rank: 5
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Hard Cases Make Bad Law
Discusses the attempt by members of the U.S. Congress to have U.S. federal courts intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, already decided by a Florida district court
 
Topic:  Russia Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 6.66, Rank: 102
 
Topic:  Senegal Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République du Sénégal
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 6.42, Rank: 118
 
Topic:  Singapore Islands in southeast Asia, ruled since 1965 by the Xīnjiāpō Gònghéguó/Republic of Singapore
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 8.71, Rank: 2
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Why Not a Free Market in Education?
Examines an op-ed by Bill Gates arguing for reforms in the public schools, countering with the paradigm used in the software and computer industries: the free market, and suggests an answer to educating the truly poor
 
11 Nov 2020
Topic:  Clinton, Bill Forty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Guatemala
Describes the 1954 CIA-engineered coup d'état in Guatemala and the subsequent military regimes, also touching on the attempts to seek regime change in Cuba and the 1973 CIA-supported ouster of Allende in Chile
 
Topic:  Cuba Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1959 by the República de Cuba
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Guatemala
Describes the 1954 CIA-engineered coup d'état in Guatemala and the subsequent military regimes, also touching on the attempts to seek regime change in Cuba and the 1973 CIA-supported ouster of Allende in Chile
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
Upd     An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Guatemala
Describes the 1954 CIA-engineered coup d'état in Guatemala and the subsequent military regimes, also touching on the attempts to seek regime change in Cuba and the 1973 CIA-supported ouster of Allende in Chile
 
Topic:  Guatemala Territory in Central America, ruled since 1985 by the República de Guatemala
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Guatemala
Describes the 1954 CIA-engineered coup d'état in Guatemala and the subsequent military regimes, also touching on the attempts to seek regime change in Cuba and the 1973 CIA-supported ouster of Allende in Chile
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Guatemala
Describes the 1954 CIA-engineered coup d'état in Guatemala and the subsequent military regimes, also touching on the attempts to seek regime change in Cuba and the 1973 CIA-supported ouster of Allende in Chile
Upd     Hard Cases Make Bad Law
Discusses the attempt by members of the U.S. Congress to have U.S. federal courts intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, already decided by a Florida district court
 
Topic:  Kennedy, John F. Thirty-fifth President of the United States
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles Hard Cases Make Bad Law
Discusses the attempt by members of the U.S. Congress to have U.S. federal courts intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, already decided by a Florida district court
 
Topic:  Nixon, Richard Thirty-seventh President of the United States, infamous for the Watergate scandal
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Guatemala
Describes the 1954 CIA-engineered coup d'état in Guatemala and the subsequent military regimes, also touching on the attempts to seek regime change in Cuba and the 1973 CIA-supported ouster of Allende in Chile
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Guatemala
Describes the 1954 CIA-engineered coup d'état in Guatemala and the subsequent military regimes, also touching on the attempts to seek regime change in Cuba and the 1973 CIA-supported ouster of Allende in Chile
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
 
10 Nov 2020
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Articles The Repeal of Social Security
Argues for the outright repeal of the Social Security Act of 1935 quoting Bastiat in his advice against using the law as an "instrument of equalization"
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Repeal of Social Security
Argues for the outright repeal of the Social Security Act of 1935 quoting Bastiat in his advice against using the law as an "instrument of equalization"
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Repeal of Social Security
Argues for the outright repeal of the Social Security Act of 1935 quoting Bastiat in his advice against using the law as an "instrument of equalization"
Upd     Reform Social Security ... or Repeal It?
In the prelude to the 2000 U.S. presidential election, counters Bush's proposal to reform Social Security and Gore's claims of jeopardizing it, with a call for outright repeal
Upd     An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
 
Topic:  New Zealand Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1947 by the Monarchy of New Zealand
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 8.35, Rank: 3
 
Topic:  Nicaragua Territory in Central America, ruled since 1987 by the República de Nicaragua
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.39, Rank: 45
 
Topic:  Peru Territory in western South America, ruled since 1993 by the República del Perú
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.35, Rank: 52
 
Topic:  Serbia Territory in southeastern Europe, ruled since 2006 by the Republika Srbija
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 6.68, Rank: 101
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles The Repeal of Social Security
Argues for the outright repeal of the Social Security Act of 1935 quoting Bastiat in his advice against using the law as an "instrument of equalization"
 
Topic:  Social Security Tax Tax imposed on employers and employees to fund the Social Security system
Upd   Articles The Repeal of Social Security
Argues for the outright repeal of the Social Security Act of 1935 quoting Bastiat in his advice against using the law as an "instrument of equalization"
Upd     Reform Social Security ... or Repeal It?
In the prelude to the 2000 U.S. presidential election, counters Bush's proposal to reform Social Security and Gore's claims of jeopardizing it, with a call for outright repeal
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The Repeal of Social Security
Argues for the outright repeal of the Social Security Act of 1935 quoting Bastiat in his advice against using the law as an "instrument of equalization"
Upd     Reform Social Security ... or Repeal It?
In the prelude to the 2000 U.S. presidential election, counters Bush's proposal to reform Social Security and Gore's claims of jeopardizing it, with a call for outright repeal
 
9 Nov 2020
Topic:  Adams, John Second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Beginning of the end of America: Olbermann addresses the Military Commissions Act in a special comment
Transcript and video of the Countdown with Keith Olbermann show segment criticizing Bush's signing of the Military Commissions Act
 
Topic:  Austria Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1955 by the Republik Österreich
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.56, Rank: 28
 
Topic:  Bahrain Island in the Persian Gulf, ruled since 1971 by the Al Khalifa family
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.60, Rank: 26
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Freedom of Speech
Part of a series examining the Bill of Rights, this covers the freedom of speech clause as a barrier to censorship by government (and not by private entities)
 
Topic:  Boudreaux, Donald J. Professor of Economics, past President of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Web Pages Donald J. Boudreaux | Competitive Enterprise Institute
Includes links to op-eds and articles as well as CIE studies
 
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Beginning of the end of America: Olbermann addresses the Military Commissions Act in a special comment
Transcript and video of the Countdown with Keith Olbermann show segment criticizing Bush's signing of the Military Commissions Act
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Why No Indictment for Bernard Kerik?
Comments on the lack of indictment for Kerik who withdrew himself from consideration as head of DHS for having employed an illegal immigrant, while executives from Tyson Foods and Walmart were charged or possibly being indicted for the same reason
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Does John Ashcroft Understand the Constitution?
Uses a comment by John Ashcroft on Supreme Court decisions affecting "enemy combatants" to highlight the misunderstandings of the Attorney General, the Pentagon and the public in general, about rights, civil liberties and the U.S. Constitution
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Freedom of Speech
Part of a series examining the Bill of Rights, this covers the freedom of speech clause as a barrier to censorship by government (and not by private entities)
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Freedom of Speech
Part of a series examining the Bill of Rights, this covers the freedom of speech clause as a barrier to censorship by government (and not by private entities)
 
Topic:  Habeas Corpus, Writ of A written order issued to ascertain if someone is imprisoned lawfaully
Upd   Articles Beginning of the end of America: Olbermann addresses the Military Commissions Act in a special comment
Transcript and video of the Countdown with Keith Olbermann show segment criticizing Bush's signing of the Military Commissions Act
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Does John Ashcroft Understand the Constitution?
Uses a comment by John Ashcroft on Supreme Court decisions affecting "enemy combatants" to highlight the misunderstandings of the Attorney General, the Pentagon and the public in general, about rights, civil liberties and the U.S. Constitution
Upd     The Bill of Rights: Freedom of Speech
Part of a series examining the Bill of Rights, this covers the freedom of speech clause as a barrier to censorship by government (and not by private entities)
Upd     Why No Indictment for Bernard Kerik?
Comments on the lack of indictment for Kerik who withdrew himself from consideration as head of DHS for having employed an illegal immigrant, while executives from Tyson Foods and Walmart were charged or possibly being indicted for the same reason
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles Why No Indictment for Bernard Kerik?
Comments on the lack of indictment for Kerik who withdrew himself from consideration as head of DHS for having employed an illegal immigrant, while executives from Tyson Foods and Walmart were charged or possibly being indicted for the same reason
 
Topic:  Powers, Enumerated Constitutional doctrine of limiting the Federal Government to explicitly granted powers
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Freedom of Speech
Part of a series examining the Bill of Rights, this covers the freedom of speech clause as a barrier to censorship by government (and not by private entities)
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Freedom of Speech
Part of a series examining the Bill of Rights, this covers the freedom of speech clause as a barrier to censorship by government (and not by private entities)
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles The Bill of Rights: Freedom of Speech
Part of a series examining the Bill of Rights, this covers the freedom of speech clause as a barrier to censorship by government (and not by private entities)
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Beginning of the end of America: Olbermann addresses the Military Commissions Act in a special comment
Transcript and video of the Countdown with Keith Olbermann show segment criticizing Bush's signing of the Military Commissions Act
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Does John Ashcroft Understand the Constitution?
Uses a comment by John Ashcroft on Supreme Court decisions affecting "enemy combatants" to highlight the misunderstandings of the Attorney General, the Pentagon and the public in general, about rights, civil liberties and the U.S. Constitution
Upd     The Bill of Rights: Freedom of Speech
Part of a series examining the Bill of Rights, this covers the freedom of speech clause as a barrier to censorship by government (and not by private entities)
 
Topic:  Switzerland Territory in west central Europe, ruled since 1848 by the Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft - Confédération suisse - Confederazione Svizzera
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 8.25, Rank: 4
 
Topic:  Tunisia Territory in northern Africa, ruled since 1956 by the al-Jumhūrīyah at-Tūnisīyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 6.54, Rank: 108
 
Topic:  Uruguay Territory in southeast South America, ruled since 1828 by the República Oriental del Uruguay
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.08, Rank: 74
 
Topic:  Wilson, Woodrow Twenty-eighth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Beginning of the end of America: Olbermann addresses the Military Commissions Act in a special comment
Transcript and video of the Countdown with Keith Olbermann show segment criticizing Bush's signing of the Military Commissions Act
 
7 Nov 2020
Topic:  Netherlands Territory in northwest Europe, ruled since 1815 by the Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.63, Rank: 25
 
Topic:  Oman Territory in the Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1970 by the Salṭanat ʻUmān
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.27, Rank: 59
 
Topic:  Spain Territory in southwestern Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Reino de España
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.38, Rank: 49
 
Topic:  Syria Territory in southwest Asia, nominally ruled since 1961 by the al-Jumhūriyyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūriyyah
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 5.59, Rank: 146
 
Topic:  Tanzania Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 6.84, Rank: 93
 
6 Nov 2020
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles Do Our Rights Come from the Constitution?
Dispels the myth that rights are granted to the people by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights
Upd     Lessons about Our Constitution from Abu Ghraib
Argues that constitutional protections and restraints on government are needed more than ever to prevent abuses such as have happened in U.S.-occupied Iraq
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Do Our Rights Come from the Constitution?
Dispels the myth that rights are granted to the people by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights
Upd     Lessons about Our Constitution from Abu Ghraib
Argues that constitutional protections and restraints on government are needed more than ever to prevent abuses such as have happened in U.S.-occupied Iraq
 
Topic:  Declaration of Independence, United States The document that formed the United States of America
Upd   Articles Do Our Rights Come from the Constitution?
Dispels the myth that rights are granted to the people by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Do Our Rights Come from the Constitution?
Dispels the myth that rights are granted to the people by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights
Upd     Lessons about Our Constitution from Abu Ghraib
Argues that constitutional protections and restraints on government are needed more than ever to prevent abuses such as have happened in U.S.-occupied Iraq
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Do Our Rights Come from the Constitution?
Dispels the myth that rights are granted to the people by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights
Upd     Lessons about Our Constitution from Abu Ghraib
Argues that constitutional protections and restraints on government are needed more than ever to prevent abuses such as have happened in U.S.-occupied Iraq
Upd     Pentagon Learns About the Sixth Amendment
Discusses how the Supreme Court decision in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld affected the Pentagon handling of the case of Ali Saleh al-Marri, one of three "enemy combatants" (the other two being Yaser Hamdi and José Padilla)
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles Lessons about Our Constitution from Abu Ghraib
Argues that constitutional protections and restraints on government are needed more than ever to prevent abuses such as have happened in U.S.-occupied Iraq
 
Upd Topic:  Rights Retained by the People Rights not explicitly listed in the Bill of Rights
Upd   Articles Do Our Rights Come from the Constitution?
Dispels the myth that rights are granted to the people by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights
 
Topic:  Trial by Jury, Right to Guarantees in criminal and civil cases
Upd   Articles Pentagon Learns About the Sixth Amendment
Discusses how the Supreme Court decision in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld affected the Pentagon handling of the case of Ali Saleh al-Marri, one of three "enemy combatants" (the other two being Yaser Hamdi and José Padilla)
 
5 Nov 2020
Topic:  America, South Continent occupying the Western Hemisphere south of the Isthmus of Panama
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits South America
Relates Hornberger's trip to give lectures and participate in debates at the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais in Brazil and the launching of the Fundación Atlas para una Sociedad Libre in Buenos Aires
 
Topic:  Argentina Territory in southeast South America, ruled since 1861 by the República Argentina
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits South America
Relates Hornberger's trip to give lectures and participate in debates at the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais in Brazil and the launching of the Fundación Atlas para una Sociedad Libre in Buenos Aires
 
Topic:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits South America
Relates Hornberger's trip to give lectures and participate in debates at the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais in Brazil and the launching of the Fundación Atlas para una Sociedad Libre in Buenos Aires
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits South America
Relates Hornberger's trip to give lectures and participate in debates at the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais in Brazil and the launching of the Fundación Atlas para una Sociedad Libre in Buenos Aires
 
Topic:  Economic Freedom Absence of coercion or controls over economic activities
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits South America
Relates Hornberger's trip to give lectures and participate in debates at the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais in Brazil and the launching of the Fundación Atlas para una Sociedad Libre in Buenos Aires
 
Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits South America
Relates Hornberger's trip to give lectures and participate in debates at the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais in Brazil and the launching of the Fundación Atlas para una Sociedad Libre in Buenos Aires
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits South America
Relates Hornberger's trip to give lectures and participate in debates at the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais in Brazil and the launching of the Fundación Atlas para una Sociedad Libre in Buenos Aires
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings A Libertarian Visits South America
Relates Hornberger's trip to give lectures and participate in debates at the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais in Brazil and the launching of the Fundación Atlas para una Sociedad Libre in Buenos Aires
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits South America
Relates Hornberger's trip to give lectures and participate in debates at the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais in Brazil and the launching of the Fundación Atlas para una Sociedad Libre in Buenos Aires
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.75, Rank: 16
 
4 Nov 2020
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Freedom of Education
Imagines a potential discussion between an advocate of religious freedom, a proponent of a system, established one hundred years ago, of public, i.e., government-sponsored, churches and an advocate of religious "vouchers"
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles Freedom of Education
Imagines a potential discussion between an advocate of religious freedom, a proponent of a system, established one hundred years ago, of public, i.e., government-sponsored, churches and an advocate of religious "vouchers"
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Freedom of Education
Imagines a potential discussion between an advocate of religious freedom, a proponent of a system, established one hundred years ago, of public, i.e., government-sponsored, churches and an advocate of religious "vouchers"
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles Warfare-Welfare in Yugoslavia
Criticizes U.S. involvement in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) during the Kosovo War, viewing it as continuation of the American warfare-welfare empire that stretches back to U.S. entry in World War I
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Warfare-Welfare in Yugoslavia
Criticizes U.S. involvement in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) during the Kosovo War, viewing it as continuation of the American warfare-welfare empire that stretches back to U.S. entry in World War I
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Freedom of Education
Imagines a potential discussion between an advocate of religious freedom, a proponent of a system, established one hundred years ago, of public, i.e., government-sponsored, churches and an advocate of religious "vouchers"
Upd     Warfare-Welfare in Yugoslavia
Criticizes U.S. involvement in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) during the Kosovo War, viewing it as continuation of the American warfare-welfare empire that stretches back to U.S. entry in World War I
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Freedom of Education
Imagines a potential discussion between an advocate of religious freedom, a proponent of a system, established one hundred years ago, of public, i.e., government-sponsored, churches and an advocate of religious "vouchers"
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Warfare-Welfare in Yugoslavia
Criticizes U.S. involvement in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) during the Kosovo War, viewing it as continuation of the American warfare-welfare empire that stretches back to U.S. entry in World War I
 
Topic:  World War I The "Great War", European conflict from 1914 to 1918 that extended to include the United States and some Asian and African nations
Upd   Articles Warfare-Welfare in Yugoslavia
Criticizes U.S. involvement in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) during the Kosovo War, viewing it as continuation of the American warfare-welfare empire that stretches back to U.S. entry in World War I
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
Upd   Articles Warfare-Welfare in Yugoslavia
Criticizes U.S. involvement in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) during the Kosovo War, viewing it as continuation of the American warfare-welfare empire that stretches back to U.S. entry in World War I
 
3 Nov 2020
Topic:  Cuba Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1959 by the República de Cuba
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 2
Describes the meetings Hornberger had while conducting an informal study of socialism in Cuba, with "hard-liners" and reformers at research centers as well as people on the street
Upd     A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 3
Describes how, when asked to explain libertarianism, Hornberger highlighted American socialist programs, challenged by libertarians but similar to those in Cuba, and then various conversations he had with ordinary Cubans
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 2
Describes the meetings Hornberger had while conducting an informal study of socialism in Cuba, with "hard-liners" and reformers at research centers as well as people on the street
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 2
Describes the meetings Hornberger had while conducting an informal study of socialism in Cuba, with "hard-liners" and reformers at research centers as well as people on the street
Upd     A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 3
Describes how, when asked to explain libertarianism, Hornberger highlighted American socialist programs, challenged by libertarians but similar to those in Cuba, and then various conversations he had with ordinary Cubans
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 2
Describes the meetings Hornberger had while conducting an informal study of socialism in Cuba, with "hard-liners" and reformers at research centers as well as people on the street
Upd     A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 3
Describes how, when asked to explain libertarianism, Hornberger highlighted American socialist programs, challenged by libertarians but similar to those in Cuba, and then various conversations he had with ordinary Cubans
 
Topic:  Liberty, Statue of Monument symbolizing liberty, in New York harbor
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 3
Describes how, when asked to explain libertarianism, Hornberger highlighted American socialist programs, challenged by libertarians but similar to those in Cuba, and then various conversations he had with ordinary Cubans
 
Topic:  Licensing, Occupational Laws and regulations that limit entry into or continued exercise of a particular occupation
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 3
Describes how, when asked to explain libertarianism, Hornberger highlighted American socialist programs, challenged by libertarians but similar to those in Cuba, and then various conversations he had with ordinary Cubans
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 2
Describes the meetings Hornberger had while conducting an informal study of socialism in Cuba, with "hard-liners" and reformers at research centers as well as people on the street
Upd     A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 3
Describes how, when asked to explain libertarianism, Hornberger highlighted American socialist programs, challenged by libertarians but similar to those in Cuba, and then various conversations he had with ordinary Cubans
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 2
Describes the meetings Hornberger had while conducting an informal study of socialism in Cuba, with "hard-liners" and reformers at research centers as well as people on the street
 
2 Nov 2020
Topic:  Atlas Network Helps to develop a network of worldwide market-oriented think tanks
Upd   Articles The Morality of Profit
Announces an initiative from the Atlas Network and the John Templeton Foundation, includes short video by the Atlas Network
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 1
Reviews Cuban history from their independence war, through the Batista regime, the Castro revolution, the Bay of Pigs invasion and more current events, leading up to a week's visit to Cuba to study their socialist system
 
Topic:  Cryptography The process of scrambling and unscrambling text
Upd   Articles Why Do You Need PGP?
 
Topic:  Cuba Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1959 by the República de Cuba
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 1
Reviews Cuban history from their independence war, through the Batista regime, the Castro revolution, the Bay of Pigs invasion and more current events, leading up to a week's visit to Cuba to study their socialist system
 
Topic:  Eisenhower, Dwight D. Thirty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 1
Reviews Cuban history from their independence war, through the Batista regime, the Castro revolution, the Bay of Pigs invasion and more current events, leading up to a week's visit to Cuba to study their socialist system
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 3
Continues discussing patriotism along the Mexico-United States border starting with the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), through the creation of the INS, the repatriation policy of Franklin Roosevelt and present day immigration policies
Upd     A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 1
Reviews Cuban history from their independence war, through the Batista regime, the Castro revolution, the Bay of Pigs invasion and more current events, leading up to a week's visit to Cuba to study their socialist system
 
Topic:  Kennedy, John F. Thirty-fifth President of the United States
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 1
Reviews Cuban history from their independence war, through the Batista regime, the Castro revolution, the Bay of Pigs invasion and more current events, leading up to a week's visit to Cuba to study their socialist system
 
Topic:  Mexico Territory in south central North America, ruled since 1917 by the Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 3
Continues discussing patriotism along the Mexico-United States border starting with the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), through the creation of the INS, the repatriation policy of Franklin Roosevelt and present day immigration policies
 
Topic:  Philippines Archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1946 by the Republika ng Pilipinas
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 1
Reviews Cuban history from their independence war, through the Batista regime, the Castro revolution, the Bay of Pigs invasion and more current events, leading up to a week's visit to Cuba to study their socialist system
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 3
Continues discussing patriotism along the Mexico-United States border starting with the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), through the creation of the INS, the repatriation policy of Franklin Roosevelt and present day immigration policies
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 3
Continues discussing patriotism along the Mexico-United States border starting with the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), through the creation of the INS, the repatriation policy of Franklin Roosevelt and present day immigration policies
Upd     A Libertarian Visits Cuba, Part 1
Reviews Cuban history from their independence war, through the Batista regime, the Castro revolution, the Bay of Pigs invasion and more current events, leading up to a week's visit to Cuba to study their socialist system
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 3
Continues discussing patriotism along the Mexico-United States border starting with the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), through the creation of the INS, the repatriation policy of Franklin Roosevelt and present day immigration policies
 
30 Oct 2020
Topic:  Ama-gi Sumerian cuneiform word for the concept of freedom or liberty
Upd   Web Pages Our Amagi Logo
 
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 2
Continues discussing patriotism and treason in the historical context of Mexico and the territories annexed by the U.S. after the Mexican-American War, up to the early 20th century; includes parallels in more modern contexts
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
Upd     Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 2
Continues discussing patriotism and treason in the historical context of Mexico and the territories annexed by the U.S. after the Mexican-American War, up to the early 20th century; includes parallels in more modern contexts
 
Topic:  Lincoln, Abraham Sixteenth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 2
Continues discussing patriotism and treason in the historical context of Mexico and the territories annexed by the U.S. after the Mexican-American War, up to the early 20th century; includes parallels in more modern contexts
 
Topic:  Los Angeles The City of Angels
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
 
Topic:  Mexico Territory in south central North America, ruled since 1917 by the Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
Upd     Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 2
Continues discussing patriotism and treason in the historical context of Mexico and the territories annexed by the U.S. after the Mexican-American War, up to the early 20th century; includes parallels in more modern contexts
 
Topic:  Texas The Lone Star State
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
Upd     Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 2
Continues discussing patriotism and treason in the historical context of Mexico and the territories annexed by the U.S. after the Mexican-American War, up to the early 20th century; includes parallels in more modern contexts
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 2
Continues discussing patriotism and treason in the historical context of Mexico and the territories annexed by the U.S. after the Mexican-American War, up to the early 20th century; includes parallels in more modern contexts
 
29 Oct 2020
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles Fourth Circuit Moussaoui Ruling Is a Loss for the Constitution
Discusses the rulings of a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on the case of Zacarias Moussaoui, with respect to compelling witnesses in the accused's favor in accordance with the Sixth Amendment
 
Topic:  Czech Republic Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Ceská Republika
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.53, Rank: 31
 
Topic:  Eisenhower, Dwight D. Thirty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Eisenhower Was Right
Comments on the announcement of a 30,000 person increase in U.S. military, not authorized by Congress, but under "emergency" power by the Secretary of Defense and reflects on the wisdom of Eisenhower's 1961 warning about the military-industrial complex
 
Topic:  Greece Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Elliniki Dhimokratia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 6.93, Rank: 86
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Eisenhower Was Right
Comments on the announcement of a 30,000 person increase in U.S. military, not authorized by Congress, but under "emergency" power by the Secretary of Defense and reflects on the wisdom of Eisenhower's 1961 warning about the military-industrial complex
Upd     Fourth Circuit Moussaoui Ruling Is a Loss for the Constitution
Discusses the rulings of a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on the case of Zacarias Moussaoui, with respect to compelling witnesses in the accused's favor in accordance with the Sixth Amendment
Upd     A Libertarian Visits Mexico
Describes parts of a two-week visit to central Mexico, including some of the history of the Mexican independence struggle, discussions about current Mexican migration to the U.S., government interventions and the attitudes of the Mexicans encountered
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles Eisenhower Was Right
Comments on the announcement of a 30,000 person increase in U.S. military, not authorized by Congress, but under "emergency" power by the Secretary of Defense and reflects on the wisdom of Eisenhower's 1961 warning about the military-industrial complex
 
Topic:  Jamaica Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1962 by the Monarchy of Jamaica
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 7.21, Rank: 67
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Mexico
Describes parts of a two-week visit to central Mexico, including some of the history of the Mexican independence struggle, discussions about current Mexican migration to the U.S., government interventions and the attitudes of the Mexicans encountered
 
Topic:  Mexico Territory in south central North America, ruled since 1917 by the Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Mexico
Describes parts of a two-week visit to central Mexico, including some of the history of the Mexican independence struggle, discussions about current Mexican migration to the U.S., government interventions and the attitudes of the Mexicans encountered
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles Eisenhower Was Right
Comments on the announcement of a 30,000 person increase in U.S. military, not authorized by Congress, but under "emergency" power by the Secretary of Defense and reflects on the wisdom of Eisenhower's 1961 warning about the military-industrial complex
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles Eisenhower Was Right
Comments on the announcement of a 30,000 person increase in U.S. military, not authorized by Congress, but under "emergency" power by the Secretary of Defense and reflects on the wisdom of Eisenhower's 1961 warning about the military-industrial complex
 
Topic:  Nigeria Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 6.45, Rank: 113
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles A Libertarian Visits Mexico
Describes parts of a two-week visit to central Mexico, including some of the history of the Mexican independence struggle, discussions about current Mexican migration to the U.S., government interventions and the attitudes of the Mexicans encountered
 
Topic:  Trial by Jury, Right to Guarantees in criminal and civil cases
Upd   Articles Fourth Circuit Moussaoui Ruling Is a Loss for the Constitution
Discusses the rulings of a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on the case of Zacarias Moussaoui, with respect to compelling witnesses in the accused's favor in accordance with the Sixth Amendment
 
Topic:  Turkey Territory in southwest Asia and southeast Europe, ruled since 1923 by the Türkiye Cumhuriyeti
Upd   Measures of Freedom Level of Economic Freedom
2014: 6.86, Rank: 90