25 Sep 2020
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Interviews Cold Comfort: An Interview with John R. Lott
Focuses primarily on Lott's More Guns, Less Crime (1998): what led him to write it, approving, critical and other reviews and interpretations of the data presented
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Interviews Cold Comfort: An Interview with John R. Lott
Focuses primarily on Lott's More Guns, Less Crime (1998): what led him to write it, approving, critical and other reviews and interpretations of the data presented
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Interviews Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz interviewed by Jacob Sullum
Subjects discussed include involuntary commitment, the insanity defense, ADHD, government drug policies and physician-assisted suicide
 
Topic:  Florida The Sunshine State
Upd   Interviews Cold Comfort: An Interview with John R. Lott
Focuses primarily on Lott's More Guns, Less Crime (1998): what led him to write it, approving, critical and other reviews and interpretations of the data presented
 
Topic:  Independent Institute Aims to redefine the debate over public issues
Upd   Awards Granted The Olive W. Garvey Fellowship Competition
Biennial fellowship: 1974-2007
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Interviews Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz interviewed by Jacob Sullum
Subjects discussed include involuntary commitment, the insanity defense, ADHD, government drug policies and physician-assisted suicide
 
Topic:  Psychology The sudy of the mind and of human behavior
Upd   Articles Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz interviewed by Jacob Sullum
Subjects discussed include involuntary commitment, the insanity defense, ADHD, government drug policies and physician-assisted suicide
 
Topic:  Sullum, Jacob Senior editor of Reason, nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz interviewed by Jacob Sullum
Subjects discussed include involuntary commitment, the insanity defense, ADHD, government drug policies and physician-assisted suicide
 
Topic:  Szasz, Thomas Psychiatry professor and author
Upd   Interviews Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz interviewed by Jacob Sullum
Subjects discussed include involuntary commitment, the insanity defense, ADHD, government drug policies and physician-assisted suicide
 
24 Sep 2020
Topic:  Social Security Tax Tax imposed on employers and employees to fund the Social Security system
Upd   Articles Track Work
Discusses comments by George W. Bush's Social Security commission co-chairmen and criticism and remarks from others
 
Topic:  Sullum, Jacob Senior editor of Reason, nationally syndicated columnist
Upd   Awards Received 2004 Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties
Upd   Web Pages Jacob Sullum - Reason.com
Author page at Reason.com; includes picture, profile and links to recent articles
Upd     About Jacob Sullum | Creators Syndicate
Author page at creators.com; includes photograph, biographical summary and links to recent articles
Upd     Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Jacob Sullum - Libertarian
Libertarian celebrity page at Advocates for Self-Government; includes picture, biographical summary and quote
Upd   Recent Column Jacob Sullum - Creators Syndicate
Includes links to author profile and archive
Upd   Archived Columns Jacob Sullum - Articles & Political Commentary
Columnist page at Townhall.com; includes picture, biographical summary and links to recent and archived columns
Upd   Archived Articles Jacob Sullum - Reason.com
Articles since April 1992
Upd   Writings Track Work
Discusses comments by George W. Bush's Social Security commission co-chairmen and criticism and remarks from others
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) Cold Comfort: An Interview with John R. Lott
Focuses primarily on Lott's More Guns, Less Crime (1998): what led him to write it, approving, critical and other reviews and interpretations of the data presented
 
23 Sep 2020
Topic:  11 September 2001, Attacks of Terror attacks of 11 September 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Articles With Enemies Like This, Who Needs Friends?
Reflects on the actions taken by the U.S. government in response to threats, such as from bad actors like Al Qaeda, or disclosures from whistleblowers such as Snowden and Manning
 
Topic:  Carson, Kevin American mutualist and anarchist writer
Upd   Writings When What's Costly is Cheap — and Vice Versa
Explains how the corporate state programs subsidize big business at consumer expense, and on the other hand creates artificial scarcities to again benefit corporate interests
Upd     With Enemies Like This, Who Needs Friends?
Reflects on the actions taken by the U.S. government in response to threats, such as from bad actors like Al Qaeda, or disclosures from whistleblowers such as Snowden and Manning
Upd   Interviews Mutualism: An interview with Kevin Carson | The Isocracy Network
Topic discussed include: mutualism in theory and practice, worker cooperatives and credit unions, small-scale manufacturing, Henry George, worker-managed firms, Lockean land ownership concepts, labor theory of value and political coalitions
Upd   Books Authored Studies in Mutualist Political Economy
Contents: Preface - Part One—Theoretical Foundations: Value Theory - Part Two—Capitalism and the State: Past, Present and Future - Part Three—Praxis
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles When What's Costly is Cheap — and Vice Versa
Explains how the corporate state programs subsidize big business at consumer expense, and on the other hand creates artificial scarcities to again benefit corporate interests
 
Topic:  George, Henry Nineteenth century American self-taught economist, author of Progress and Poverty
Upd   Interviews Mutualism: An interview with Kevin Carson | The Isocracy Network
Topic discussed include: mutualism in theory and practice, worker cooperatives and credit unions, small-scale manufacturing, Henry George, worker-managed firms, Lockean land ownership concepts, labor theory of value and political coalitions
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Interviews Mutualism: An interview with Kevin Carson | The Isocracy Network
Topic discussed include: mutualism in theory and practice, worker cooperatives and credit unions, small-scale manufacturing, Henry George, worker-managed firms, Lockean land ownership concepts, labor theory of value and political coalitions
 
Topic:  Mutualism Anarchist doctrine proposed by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Upd   Interviews Mutualism: An interview with Kevin Carson | The Isocracy Network
Topic discussed include: mutualism in theory and practice, worker cooperatives and credit unions, small-scale manufacturing, Henry George, worker-managed firms, Lockean land ownership concepts, labor theory of value and political coalitions
Upd   Books Studies in Mutualist Political Economy
Contents: Preface - Part One—Theoretical Foundations: Value Theory - Part Two—Capitalism and the State: Past, Present and Future - Part Three—Praxis
 
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 When What's Costly is Cheap — and Vice Versa
Explains how the corporate state programs subsidize big business at consumer expense, and on the other hand creates artificial scarcities to again benefit corporate interests
Upd   Interviews Mutualism: An interview with Kevin Carson | The Isocracy Network
Topic discussed include: mutualism in theory and practice, worker cooperatives and credit unions, small-scale manufacturing, Henry George, worker-managed firms, Lockean land ownership concepts, labor theory of value and political coalitions
 
Topic:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
Upd   Interviews Mutualism: An interview with Kevin Carson | The Isocracy Network
Topic discussed include: mutualism in theory and practice, worker cooperatives and credit unions, small-scale manufacturing, Henry George, worker-managed firms, Lockean land ownership concepts, labor theory of value and political coalitions
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles With Enemies Like This, Who Needs Friends?
Reflects on the actions taken by the U.S. government in response to threats, such as from bad actors like Al Qaeda, or disclosures from whistleblowers such as Snowden and Manning
 
22 Sep 2020
Topic:  Afghanistan Territory in southwest central Asia, nominally ruled since 2004 by the Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat
Upd   Articles The State: Judge in its Own Cause
Explores, with several historical examples, the United States government's role in judging itself or disregarding its laws
 
Topic:  Carson, Kevin American mutualist and anarchist writer
Upd   Writings The Third Industrial Revolution: Not As Easy to Co-opt as the Second
Compares the first (steam and hydraulic power) and second (electric power) industrial revolutions with the new micromanufacturing and networked communications technologies and the ability of dominant players to co-opt the third revolution
Upd     Treating Surveillance as Damage and Routing Around It
Discusses how, as in the wake of the Snowden disclosures, distributed networks respond to attempts at state control, citing PGP adoption and the Firefox TOR browser bundle malware
Upd     Vote Harder: The Barack Obama Story
Examines the results of progressives voting in 2008 for "the most anti-war, anti-police state Democrat in decades": Barack Obama
Upd     The State: Judge in its Own Cause
Explores, with several historical examples, the United States government's role in judging itself or disregarding its laws
 
Topic:  Communications Technology Design, construction and maintenance of communications systems
Upd   Articles Treating Surveillance as Damage and Routing Around It
Discusses how, as in the wake of the Snowden disclosures, distributed networks respond to attempts at state control, citing PGP adoption and the Firefox TOR browser bundle malware
 
Topic:  Cryptography The process of scrambling and unscrambling text
Upd   Articles Treating Surveillance as Damage and Routing Around It
Discusses how, as in the wake of the Snowden disclosures, distributed networks respond to attempts at state control, citing PGP adoption and the Firefox TOR browser bundle malware
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles The State: Judge in its Own Cause
Explores, with several historical examples, the United States government's role in judging itself or disregarding its laws
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles Vote Harder: The Barack Obama Story
Examines the results of progressives voting in 2008 for "the most anti-war, anti-police state Democrat in decades": Barack Obama
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Vote Harder: The Barack Obama Story
Examines the results of progressives voting in 2008 for "the most anti-war, anti-police state Democrat in decades": Barack Obama
Upd     The State: Judge in its Own Cause
Explores, with several historical examples, the United States government's role in judging itself or disregarding its laws
 
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 The Third Industrial Revolution: Not As Easy to Co-opt as the Second
Compares the first (steam and hydraulic power) and second (electric power) industrial revolutions with the new micromanufacturing and networked communications technologies and the ability of dominant players to co-opt the third revolution
Upd     The State: Judge in its Own Cause
Explores, with several historical examples, the United States government's role in judging itself or disregarding its laws
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles The Third Industrial Revolution: Not As Easy to Co-opt as the Second
Compares the first (steam and hydraulic power) and second (electric power) industrial revolutions with the new micromanufacturing and networked communications technologies and the ability of dominant players to co-opt the third revolution
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   Articles The State: Judge in its Own Cause
Explores, with several historical examples, the United States government's role in judging itself or disregarding its laws
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Vote Harder: The Barack Obama Story
Examines the results of progressives voting in 2008 for "the most anti-war, anti-police state Democrat in decades": Barack Obama
 
21 Sep 2020
Topic:  Achievement Success or accomplishment in life's endeavors
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Carson, Kevin American mutualist and anarchist writer
Upd   Writings The Security State's Reaction to Snowden Shows Why It's Doomed
Comments on the differing behavior between networks and hierarchies and how the responses by the hierarchical national security state to the Manning and Snowden leaks tend to be counterproductive to the State's ends
 
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Epistemology Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Kelley, David Founder and Executive Director of The Objectivist Center
Upd   Writings Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Political philosopy Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of social organization and the proper functions of government
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
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 The Security State's Reaction to Snowden Shows Why It's Doomed
Comments on the differing behavior between networks and hierarchies and how the responses by the hierarchical national security state to the Manning and Snowden leaks tend to be counterproductive to the State's ends
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles The Security State's Reaction to Snowden Shows Why It's Doomed
Comments on the differing behavior between networks and hierarchies and how the responses by the hierarchical national security state to the Manning and Snowden leaks tend to be counterproductive to the State's ends
 
18 Sep 2020
Topic:  Carson, Kevin American mutualist and anarchist writer
Upd   Writings The Only Thing Dumber Than Libertarianism's Critics are its Right-Wing Defenders
Responds to question posed by Michael Lind regarding the lack of actual libertarian countries and an attempted rebuttal by Robert Tracinski
Upd     The Second Superpower is the Real Fourth Estate
Explains the term the "Fourth Estate", how the current fourth estate are simply stenographers and who are supplanting them as true journalists, as per James Moore's idea of a "Second Superpower"
Upd     The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Privatization
Examines how so-called "privatization" typically works, with examples from various industries and how Carson thinks it ought to work
Upd     The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Deregulation
Analyzes how so-called "deregulation" actually works, with examples from electrical utilities
 
Topic:  Communications Technology Design, construction and maintenance of communications systems
Upd   Articles The Second Superpower is the Real Fourth Estate
Explains the term the "Fourth Estate", how the current fourth estate are simply stenographers and who are supplanting them as true journalists, as per James Moore's idea of a "Second Superpower"
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The Only Thing Dumber Than Libertarianism's Critics are its Right-Wing Defenders
Responds to question posed by Michael Lind regarding the lack of actual libertarian countries and an attempted rebuttal by Robert Tracinski
 
Topic:  Deregulation Elimination of laws and rules imposed on an industry
Upd   Articles The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Deregulation
Analyzes how so-called "deregulation" actually works, with examples from electrical utilities
 
Topic:  Electric Power The production and distribution of electricity
Upd   Articles The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Deregulation
Analyzes how so-called "deregulation" actually works, with examples from electrical utilities
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Privatization
Examines how so-called "privatization" typically works, with examples from various industries and how Carson thinks it ought to work
 
Topic:  Henry, Patrick American revolutionary figure, famous for "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
Upd   Bibliography HENRY, Patrick (1736-1799) Bibliography
Part of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; includes information on over 20 books on Patrick Henry dated from 1839 to 2002
Upd     HENRY, Patrick (1736-1799) Guide to Research Papers
Part of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; includes location and descriptions to Patrick Henry collection at the Library of Congress, several colleges and universities, historical societies and libraries
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles The Only Thing Dumber Than Libertarianism's Critics are its Right-Wing Defenders
Responds to question posed by Michael Lind regarding the lack of actual libertarian countries and an attempted rebuttal by Robert Tracinski
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Articles The Second Superpower is the Real Fourth Estate
Explains the term the "Fourth Estate", how the current fourth estate are simply stenographers and who are supplanting them as true journalists, as per James Moore's idea of a "Second Superpower"
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Privatization
Examines how so-called "privatization" typically works, with examples from various industries and how Carson thinks it ought to work
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Deregulation
Analyzes how so-called "deregulation" actually works, with examples from electrical utilities
 
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 The Only Thing Dumber Than Libertarianism's Critics are its Right-Wing Defenders
Responds to question posed by Michael Lind regarding the lack of actual libertarian countries and an attempted rebuttal by Robert Tracinski
Upd     The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Privatization
Examines how so-called "privatization" typically works, with examples from various industries and how Carson thinks it ought to work
Upd     The Futility of State-Directed "Market Reform": Deregulation
Analyzes how so-called "deregulation" actually works, with examples from electrical utilities
 
Topic:  Texas The Lone Star State
Upd   Articles The Second Superpower is the Real Fourth Estate
Explains the term the "Fourth Estate", how the current fourth estate are simply stenographers and who are supplanting them as true journalists, as per James Moore's idea of a "Second Superpower"
 
Topic:  United Kingdom Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Articles The Second Superpower is the Real Fourth Estate
Explains the term the "Fourth Estate", how the current fourth estate are simply stenographers and who are supplanting them as true journalists, as per James Moore's idea of a "Second Superpower"
 
Topic:  Webster, Daniel Nineteenth century American politician, noted for his oratory skills
Upd   Biography WEBSTER, Daniel - Biographical Information
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; includes portrait and bibliography
Upd   Bibliography WEBSTER, Daniel (1782-1852) Bibliography
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; over 80 books, articles and other material about Webster dating from the 1850s to the present
 
17 Sep 2020
Topic:  Bangladesh Territory in southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal, ruled since 1971 by the Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh
Upd   Articles Sweatshops the "Best Available Alternative"? But Who Decides What Alternatives are Available?
Criticizes Benjamin Powell's defense, in a Forbes article, of Bangladesh garment sweatshops
 
Topic:  Carson, Kevin American mutualist and anarchist writer
Upd   Writings Sweatshops the "Best Available Alternative"? But Who Decides What Alternatives are Available?
Criticizes Benjamin Powell's defense, in a Forbes article, of Bangladesh garment sweatshops
Upd     Somebody Might Get Hurt
Comments on two unrelated blog posts to highlight a commonly offered "liberal" argument about state programs
Upd     Public Enemy Number One: The Public
Considers the establishment's reaction to revelations by Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, and the attempts to manipulate public opinion
Upd     Reports of Peak Oil's Death Are Somewhat Premature
Examines shale oil and tar sand oil vis-à-vis the state policies that allow extraction to be profitable
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Somebody Might Get Hurt
Comments on two unrelated blog posts to highlight a commonly offered "liberal" argument about state programs
Upd     Public Enemy Number One: The Public
Considers the establishment's reaction to revelations by Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, and the attempts to manipulate public opinion
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles Somebody Might Get Hurt
Comments on two unrelated blog posts to highlight a commonly offered "liberal" argument about state programs
 
Topic:  Fuels Petroleum, natural gas, coal and other materials used to produce energy
Upd   Articles Reports of Peak Oil's Death Are Somewhat Premature
Examines shale oil and tar sand oil vis-à-vis the state policies that allow extraction to be profitable
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
Upd   Articles Sweatshops the "Best Available Alternative"? But Who Decides What Alternatives are Available?
Criticizes Benjamin Powell's defense, in a Forbes article, of Bangladesh garment sweatshops
 
Topic:  Orwell, George British writer, author of 1984 and Animal Farm
Upd   Articles Public Enemy Number One: The Public
Considers the establishment's reaction to revelations by Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, and the attempts to manipulate public opinion
 
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 Somebody Might Get Hurt
Comments on two unrelated blog posts to highlight a commonly offered "liberal" argument about state programs
Upd     Public Enemy Number One: The Public
Considers the establishment's reaction to revelations by Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, and the attempts to manipulate public opinion
Upd     Reports of Peak Oil's Death Are Somewhat Premature
Examines shale oil and tar sand oil vis-à-vis the state policies that allow extraction to be profitable
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
New   Cartoons and Comic Strips I'm running for re-election and I'd like your vote
New     I'm running for re-election and here is my promise to you
 
16 Sep 2020
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
Upd   Articles Manning Show Trial Exposes the Fraud of Representative Democracy
Analyzes the court martial of Bradley Manning and explains what the trial shows about the state
 
Topic:  Carson, Kevin American mutualist and anarchist writer
Upd   Writings Manning Show Trial Exposes the Fraud of Representative Democracy
Analyzes the court martial of Bradley Manning and explains what the trial shows about the state
Upd     John Kerry's Tender Sensibilities
Highlights the hypocrisy of State Secretary Kerry's comments on violation of international norms in Syria vis-à-vis the U.S.'s record in previous wars
Upd     Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream — and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream — and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Manning Show Trial Exposes the Fraud of Representative Democracy
Analyzes the court martial of Bradley Manning and explains what the trial shows about the state
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles John Kerry's Tender Sensibilities
Highlights the hypocrisy of State Secretary Kerry's comments on violation of international norms in Syria vis-à-vis the U.S.'s record in previous wars
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream — and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
Topic:  Lincoln, Abraham Sixteenth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream — and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
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 Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream — and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Lincoln-Worship Overlays the Corporatist Agenda
Review of Rich Lowry's Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream — and How We Can Do It Again (2013)
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   Articles John Kerry's Tender Sensibilities
Highlights the hypocrisy of State Secretary Kerry's comments on violation of international norms in Syria vis-à-vis the U.S.'s record in previous wars
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles John Kerry's Tender Sensibilities
Highlights the hypocrisy of State Secretary Kerry's comments on violation of international norms in Syria vis-à-vis the U.S.'s record in previous wars
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
Upd   Articles John Kerry's Tender Sensibilities
Highlights the hypocrisy of State Secretary Kerry's comments on violation of international norms in Syria vis-à-vis the U.S.'s record in previous wars
 
15 Sep 2020
Topic:  Carson, Kevin American mutualist and anarchist writer
Upd   Writings Could Katrina vanden Heuvel Please Just Shut Up?
Commentary on The Nation's publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel tweet on "government for common good"
Upd     Intersecting Currents of Change
Discusses how different forces, such as technogical change, counteract the hierarchies of corporations and states
Upd     Don't Hate on Welfare Recipients — The Real Parasites are Elsewhere
Examines the ways in which the state, at both the micro and macro levels, acts to extract resources from society for the benefit of the classes controlling the state while returning little to the underclasses
 
Topic:  Colorado The Centennial State
Upd   Articles South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Could Katrina vanden Heuvel Please Just Shut Up?
Commentary on The Nation's publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel tweet on "government for common good"
 
Topic:  Democratic Party United States
Upd   Articles Could Katrina vanden Heuvel Please Just Shut Up?
Commentary on The Nation's publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel tweet on "government for common good"
 
Topic:  Europe By convention, a continent comprising the westernmost area of Eurasia
Upd   Articles Intersecting Currents of Change
Discusses how different forces, such as technogical change, counteract the hierarchies of corporations and states
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Could Katrina vanden Heuvel Please Just Shut Up?
Commentary on The Nation's publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel tweet on "government for common good"
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
Upd   Articles Intersecting Currents of Change
Discusses how different forces, such as technogical change, counteract the hierarchies of corporations and states
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Articles Could Katrina vanden Heuvel Please Just Shut Up?
Commentary on The Nation's publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel tweet on "government for common good"
 
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 Don't Hate on Welfare Recipients — The Real Parasites are Elsewhere
Examines the ways in which the state, at both the micro and macro levels, acts to extract resources from society for the benefit of the classes controlling the state while returning little to the underclasses
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Intersecting Currents of Change
Discusses how different forces, such as technogical change, counteract the hierarchies of corporations and states
 
14 Sep 2020
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Rock and Roll Entrepreneur: Frank Zappa's true legacy.
Discusses Zappa's life, based on Barry Miles' book Zappa (2004) and comparing Zappa to Herman Melville in their attitude towards their audiences
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Writings Rock and Roll Entrepreneur: Frank Zappa's true legacy.
Discusses Zappa's life, based on Barry Miles' book Zappa (2004) and comparing Zappa to Herman Melville in their attitude towards their audiences
Upd     South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
Upd   Articles South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe
 
Topic:  Oscars, The Annual awards granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in various categories
Upd   Articles South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe
 
Topic:  South Park "I'm goin' down to South Park. Gonna have myself a time."
Upd   Articles South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Rock and Roll Entrepreneur: Frank Zappa's true legacy.
Discusses Zappa's life, based on Barry Miles' book Zappa (2004) and comparing Zappa to Herman Melville in their attitude towards their audiences
Upd     South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe
 
Topic:  Television Shows A television program usually broadcast on a regular weekly schedule
Upd   Articles South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe
 
11 Sep 2020
Topic:  Baseball America's favorite pastime
Upd   Articles Congress Strong-Arming Baseball? That's Foul
Discusses the 2008 Oversight and Government Reform congressional hearings on the use of steroids in the MLB
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Web Pages Nick Gillespie - Reason.com
Author page at Reason.com; includes picture, profile and links to recent articles
Upd     The Advocates for Self Government Nick Gillespie
Libertarian celebrity page at Advocates for Self-Government; includes picture, biographical summary and quote
Upd   Archived Columns Suck Contributor: Nick Gillespie
Contributor page at suck.com; includes short profile and columns from Sept. 1996 to April 2001
Upd   Archived Articles Nick Gillespie - Reason.com
Articles since April 1994
Upd   Writings Congress Strong-Arming Baseball? That's Foul
Discusses the 2008 Oversight and Government Reform congressional hearings on the use of steroids in the MLB
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Congress Strong-Arming Baseball? That's Foul
Discusses the 2008 Oversight and Government Reform congressional hearings on the use of steroids in the MLB
 
Topic:  Reason Montnly libertarian magazine published by the Reason Foundation, launched in May 1968
Upd   Web Pages Nick Gillespie - Reason.com
Author page at Reason.com; includes picture, profile and links to recent articles
Upd     The Advocates for Self Government Nick Gillespie
Libertarian celebrity page at Advocates for Self-Government; includes picture, biographical summary and quote
 
10 Sep 2020
Topic:  Carter, Jimmy Thirty-ninth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Topic:  Chile Territory in southwest South America, ruled since 1980 by the República de Chile
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Topic:  Cuba Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1959 by the República de Cuba
Upd   Articles The Ominous Republican Hold on Congress
Comments on what may be expected with respect to war and foreign intervention from the Republican-controlled Senate in 2015
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Topic:  Honduras Territory in northern Central America, ruled since 1982 by the República de Honduras
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles The Ominous Republican Hold on Congress
Comments on what may be expected with respect to war and foreign intervention from the Republican-controlled Senate in 2015
 
Topic:  Israel Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1948 by the Medīnat Yisrā'el
Upd   Articles The Ominous Republican Hold on Congress
Comments on what may be expected with respect to war and foreign intervention from the Republican-controlled Senate in 2015
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Ominous Republican Hold on Congress
Comments on what may be expected with respect to war and foreign intervention from the Republican-controlled Senate in 2015
Upd     Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Articles The Ominous Republican Hold on Congress
Comments on what may be expected with respect to war and foreign intervention from the Republican-controlled Senate in 2015
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Ominous Republican Hold on Congress
Comments on what may be expected with respect to war and foreign intervention from the Republican-controlled Senate in 2015
 
Topic:  Saudi Arabia Territory in southwestern Asia, ruled since 1932 by the Āl Sa‘ūd family
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Topic:  Venezuela Territory in northern South America, ruled since 1999 by the República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
9 Sep 2020
Topic:  Afghanistan Territory in southwest central Asia, nominally ruled since 2004 by the Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat
Upd   Articles The Lie Factory
Contrasts Obama's 23 May 2013 statements regarding the continuing conflict in Afghanistan vs. an analysis by Conn Hallinan and other reports
 
Topic:  Branden, Nathaniel Psychotherapist, author of The Psychology of Self-Esteem
Upd   Writings Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Esthetics Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of art
Upd   Articles FAQ: What does Objectivism Consider to be Art (Aesthetics)
 
Topic:  Farming The business of agriculture
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Substance, not style
Contrasts several of presidential candidate Obama's issue positions with those of Hillary Clinton and argues his approach could be called left-libertarianism
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles Substance, not style
Contrasts several of presidential candidate Obama's issue positions with those of Hillary Clinton and argues his approach could be called left-libertarianism
 
Topic:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
Upd   Articles TANSTAAFL, There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Explains the two meanings of TANSTAAFL: the scarcity of economic resources (and the need for tradeoffs) and the expectation of some kind of reciprocity when something is offered for "free"
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Substance, not style
Contrasts several of presidential candidate Obama's issue positions with those of Hillary Clinton and argues his approach could be called left-libertarianism
 
Topic:  Locke, John 17th century English philosopher
Upd   Reference John Locke (1632-1704)
Includes list of selected works
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Substance, not style
Contrasts several of presidential candidate Obama's issue positions with those of Hillary Clinton and argues his approach could be called left-libertarianism
Upd     Obama's Willful Foreign-Policy Blindness
Analyzes President Obama's 23 May 2013 speech at the National Defense University, later comments on Memorial Day and the reactions from Republicans
Upd     The Lie Factory
Contrasts Obama's 23 May 2013 statements regarding the continuing conflict in Afghanistan vs. an analysis by Conn Hallinan and other reports
Upd     TANSTAAFL, There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch
Explains the two meanings of TANSTAAFL: the scarcity of economic resources (and the need for tradeoffs) and the expectation of some kind of reciprocity when something is offered for "free"
 
Topic:  Objectivism Philosophy put forth by Ayn Rand
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Presidents, United States Heads of the Executive branch of the United States government
Upd   Articles The Lie Factory
Contrasts Obama's 23 May 2013 statements regarding the continuing conflict in Afghanistan vs. an analysis by Conn Hallinan and other reports
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Articles Obama's Willful Foreign-Policy Blindness
Analyzes President Obama's 23 May 2013 speech at the National Defense University, later comments on Memorial Day and the reactions from Republicans
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Obama's Willful Foreign-Policy Blindness
Analyzes President Obama's 23 May 2013 speech at the National Defense University, later comments on Memorial Day and the reactions from Republicans
Upd     The Lie Factory
Contrasts Obama's 23 May 2013 statements regarding the continuing conflict in Afghanistan vs. an analysis by Conn Hallinan and other reports
 
Topic:  Self-Esteem Confidence and respect in oneself
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles Obama's Willful Foreign-Policy Blindness
Analyzes President Obama's 23 May 2013 speech at the National Defense University, later comments on Memorial Day and the reactions from Republicans
 
8 Sep 2020
Topic:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Articles Honesty among Thieves
Discusses the case of a Minnesota college student who was prosecuted for offering his vote for sale on eBay (for a $10 minimum), and comparing that to the "gigantic" monetary and benefits promises made by both candidates Obama and McCain
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Obama Plays with Fire in Ukraine
Discusses Obama's decision to send troops to Poland and Baltic states on top of sanctions on Russia over the 2014 Crimea crisis and the implications of having the NATO alliance continue to exist and even expand eastward
Upd     Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against ISIS/ISIL based on the beheadings of two American journalists
Upd     Obama Still Does a Good Imitation of Bush
Considers President Obama's continuance of the torture policies of his predecessor, in spite of having supported legislation as a Senator that confirmed U.S. obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Torture
Upd     Honesty among Thieves
Discusses the case of a Minnesota college student who was prosecuted for offering his vote for sale on eBay (for a $10 minimum), and comparing that to the "gigantic" monetary and benefits promises made by both candidates Obama and McCain
 
Topic:  Punishments, Protection Against Cruel and Unusual Restriction on the use of cruel and unusual punishments
Upd   Articles Obama Still Does a Good Imitation of Bush
Considers President Obama's continuance of the torture policies of his predecessor, in spite of having supported legislation as a Senator that confirmed U.S. obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Torture
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Obama Plays with Fire in Ukraine
Discusses Obama's decision to send troops to Poland and Baltic states on top of sanctions on Russia over the 2014 Crimea crisis and the implications of having the NATO alliance continue to exist and even expand eastward
Upd     Obama Still Does a Good Imitation of Bush
Considers President Obama's continuance of the torture policies of his predecessor, in spite of having supported legislation as a Senator that confirmed U.S. obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Torture
 
Topic:  Russia Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Upd   Articles Obama Plays with Fire in Ukraine
Discusses Obama's decision to send troops to Poland and Baltic states on top of sanctions on Russia over the 2014 Crimea crisis and the implications of having the NATO alliance continue to exist and even expand eastward
 
Topic:  Ukraine Territory in eastern Europe, ruled since 1991 by the republic of Uryad Ukrayiny
Upd   Articles Obama Plays with Fire in Ukraine
Discusses Obama's decision to send troops to Poland and Baltic states on top of sanctions on Russia over the 2014 Crimea crisis and the implications of having the NATO alliance continue to exist and even expand eastward
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Honesty among Thieves
Discusses the case of a Minnesota college student who was prosecuted for offering his vote for sale on eBay (for a $10 minimum), and comparing that to the "gigantic" monetary and benefits promises made by both candidates Obama and McCain
 
7 Sep 2020
Topic:  Clinton, Bill Forty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Aristotle Called the 2016 Election
Argues that, as per Aristotle in Rhetoric, in an election contest between a candidate with an inspiring personality (pathos) vs. another with good character (ethos) or intellect (logos), the former is more likely to win
 
Topic:  Hazlitt, Henry Journalist, author of Economics in One Lesson
Upd   Articles Biography of Benjamin Anderson (1886-1949)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Biography of Benjamin Anderson (1886-1949)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Web Sites The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama
Originally, Obama's presidential campaign website, now personal website for him and his wife; includes profile page for both, contact pages, links to his social media pages and video of the final minutes of his farewell address
Upd   Web Pages Barack Obama | The White House
Former president page; includes photo and biographical summary
Upd   Articles Big Brother, not Snowden and Greenwald, Is the Story
Examines the reaction from various media pundits both progressive and conservative to the Snowden and Greenwald revelations about NSA data collection
Upd     Aristotle Called the 2016 Election
Argues that, as per Aristotle in Rhetoric, in an election contest between a candidate with an inspiring personality (pathos) vs. another with good character (ethos) or intellect (logos), the former is more likely to win
Upd   Videos Military Times: Obama--contractors in security-force
Senator Obama interviewed by editorial board of the Military Times magazine (now Military History Matters), discussing the use of private military contractors like Blackwater
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Big Brother, not Snowden and Greenwald, Is the Story
Examines the reaction from various media pundits both progressive and conservative to the Snowden and Greenwald revelations about NSA data collection
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles Big Brother, not Snowden and Greenwald, Is the Story
Examines the reaction from various media pundits both progressive and conservative to the Snowden and Greenwald revelations about NSA data collection
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Videos Military Times: Obama--contractors in security-force
Senator Obama interviewed by editorial board of the Military Times magazine (now Military History Matters), discussing the use of private military contractors like Blackwater
 
Topic:  Thornton, Mark Professor of economics, Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute
Upd   Writings Biography of Benjamin Anderson (1886-1949)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
4 Sep 2020
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
Upd   Articles The Roots of the Great Depression
Topics discussed include Federal Reserve policy during 1920-1939, the British attempt to return the pound to its World War I value and U.S. interventions during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
 
Topic:  Federal Reserve System The central bank of the United States
Upd   Articles The Roots of the Great Depression
Topics discussed include Federal Reserve policy during 1920-1939, the British attempt to return the pound to its World War I value and U.S. interventions during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
 
Topic:  Gold Standard A monetary system in which currency values are defined in terms of gold
Upd   Articles The Roots of the Great Depression
Topics discussed include Federal Reserve policy during 1920-1939, the British attempt to return the pound to its World War I value and U.S. interventions during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Roots of the Great Depression
Topics discussed include Federal Reserve policy during 1920-1939, the British attempt to return the pound to its World War I value and U.S. interventions during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Web Pages Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Mark-Thornton - Libertarian
Libertarian celebrity page at Advocates for Self-Government; includes picture, biographical summary and quote
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
Upd   Articles The Roots of the Great Depression
Topics discussed include Federal Reserve policy during 1920-1939, the British attempt to return the pound to its World War I value and U.S. interventions during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
Upd   Books The Economics of Prohibition
Contents: Economists and Prohibition - The Origins of Prohibition - A Theory of Prohibition - The Potency of Illegal Drugs - The Corrupting Effects of Prohibition - The Repeal of Prohibition
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Books Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation
Contents: Ayn Rand on Homosexuality - Post-Randians on Homosexuality - The Horror File - The Times They Are A Changin' - Male Bonding in the Randian Novel - Reconsidering Ayn Rand's Views on Homosexuality - Toward a New Model for Gay—and Human—Liberation
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Roots of the Great Depression
Topics discussed include Federal Reserve policy during 1920-1939, the British attempt to return the pound to its World War I value and U.S. interventions during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles The Roots of the Great Depression
Topics discussed include Federal Reserve policy during 1920-1939, the British attempt to return the pound to its World War I value and U.S. interventions during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
 
Topic:  Sciabarra, Chris Matthew Politics scholar at New York University, editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
Upd   Books Authored Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation
Contents: Ayn Rand on Homosexuality - Post-Randians on Homosexuality - The Horror File - The Times They Are A Changin' - Male Bonding in the Randian Novel - Reconsidering Ayn Rand's Views on Homosexuality - Toward a New Model for Gay—and Human—Liberation
 
Topic:  Thornton, Mark Professor of economics, Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute
Upd   Web Pages Mark Thornton | Mises Institute
Author page at the Mises Institute; includes photograph, short profile, awards and links to his writings
Upd     Our Campaigns - Candidate - Mark Thornton
Includes photograph, biographical details, links to races and results
Upd     Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Mark-Thornton - Libertarian
Libertarian celebrity page at Advocates for Self-Government; includes picture, biographical summary and quote
Upd   Archived Articles Mark Thornton, Author at LewRockwell
Author page at LewRockwell.com; includes links to articles since July 2001 and blog posts from 2003-2013
Upd   Writings The Origin of Economic Theory: A Portrait of Richard Cantillon (1680-1734)
Examines the sections of Cantillon's Essai relating them to episodes in the author's life, then delving into several Austrian economics insights that can be found in the work
Upd   Interviews 11/20/04 – Mark Thornton
"Scott and Mark Thornton discuss regulation, mercantilism, the Fed, healthcare, and Star Wars."
Upd     05/14/05 - Mark Thornton
"Mark Thornton returns to discuss the historical analogies in Star Wars."
Upd   Books Authored The Economics of Prohibition
Contents: Economists and Prohibition - The Origins of Prohibition - A Theory of Prohibition - The Potency of Illegal Drugs - The Corrupting Effects of Prohibition - The Repeal of Prohibition
 
Topic:  Timberlake, Richard Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia
Upd   Interviews The Roots of the Great Depression
Topics discussed include Federal Reserve policy during 1920-1939, the British attempt to return the pound to its World War I value and U.S. interventions during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
 
Topic:  United Kingdom Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Articles The Roots of the Great Depression
Topics discussed include Federal Reserve policy during 1920-1939, the British attempt to return the pound to its World War I value and U.S. interventions during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
 
Topic:  Wages The price of labor, renumeration paid to employees for their work or services
Upd   Articles The Roots of the Great Depression
Topics discussed include Federal Reserve policy during 1920-1939, the British attempt to return the pound to its World War I value and U.S. interventions during the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations
 
3 Sep 2020
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles How I Became a Libertarian
Autobiographical essay describing Sciabarra's influences on his road towards libertarianism, primarily Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard
 
Topic:  Dialectics A method of reasoning that explores a subject from various different perspectives
Upd   Interviews Interview with Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Topics discussed include: Ayn Rand as a dialectical thinker, dialectics (context-keeping), Murray Rothbard, Russia, Mauritania, Rand's feminism, the future of Objectivism and Sciabarra's 2001 cyberseminar "Dialectics and Liberty"
 
Topic:  Kelley, David Founder and Executive Director of The Objectivist Center
Upd   Interviews Interview with Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Topics discussed include: Ayn Rand as a dialectical thinker, dialectics (context-keeping), Murray Rothbard, Russia, Mauritania, Rand's feminism, the future of Objectivism and Sciabarra's 2001 cyberseminar "Dialectics and Liberty"
 
Topic:  Objectivism Philosophy put forth by Ayn Rand
Upd   Interviews Interview with Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Topics discussed include: Ayn Rand as a dialectical thinker, dialectics (context-keeping), Murray Rothbard, Russia, Mauritania, Rand's feminism, the future of Objectivism and Sciabarra's 2001 cyberseminar "Dialectics and Liberty"
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles How I Became a Libertarian
Autobiographical essay describing Sciabarra's influences on his road towards libertarianism, primarily Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard
Upd   Interviews Interview with Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Topics discussed include: Ayn Rand as a dialectical thinker, dialectics (context-keeping), Murray Rothbard, Russia, Mauritania, Rand's feminism, the future of Objectivism and Sciabarra's 2001 cyberseminar "Dialectics and Liberty"
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Austrian School economist, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles How I Became a Libertarian
Autobiographical essay describing Sciabarra's influences on his road towards libertarianism, primarily Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard
Upd   Interviews Interview with Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Topics discussed include: Ayn Rand as a dialectical thinker, dialectics (context-keeping), Murray Rothbard, Russia, Mauritania, Rand's feminism, the future of Objectivism and Sciabarra's 2001 cyberseminar "Dialectics and Liberty"
 
Topic:  Russia Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Upd   Interviews Interview with Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Topics discussed include: Ayn Rand as a dialectical thinker, dialectics (context-keeping), Murray Rothbard, Russia, Mauritania, Rand's feminism, the future of Objectivism and Sciabarra's 2001 cyberseminar "Dialectics and Liberty"
 
Topic:  Sciabarra, Chris Matthew Politics scholar at New York University, editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
Upd   Writings How I Became a Libertarian
Autobiographical essay describing Sciabarra's influences on his road towards libertarianism, primarily Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard
Upd   Interviews Interview with Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Topics discussed include: Ayn Rand as a dialectical thinker, dialectics (context-keeping), Murray Rothbard, Russia, Mauritania, Rand's feminism, the future of Objectivism and Sciabarra's 2001 cyberseminar "Dialectics and Liberty"
 
2 Sep 2020
Topic:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
Upd     Herbert Spencer - Hero of the Day
Argues that Spencer was a pioneer of "dialectical" (context-keeping) libertarianism
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Dialectics A method of reasoning that explores a subject from various different perspectives
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Road to Serfdom, The Book authored by Friedrich Hayek where he warned about the dangers of government central planning and criticized fascism and socialism
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Sciabarra, Chris Matthew Politics scholar at New York University, editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
Upd   Writings Herbert Spencer - Hero of the Day
Argues that Spencer was a pioneer of "dialectical" (context-keeping) libertarianism
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
Upd     Herbert Spencer - Hero of the Day
Argues that Spencer was a pioneer of "dialectical" (context-keeping) libertarianism
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Herbert Spencer - Hero of the Day
Argues that Spencer was a pioneer of "dialectical" (context-keeping) libertarianism
 
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 Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
1 Sep 2020
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
Topic:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
Upd   Books Authored The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress
Contents: Introduction: The Search for Tomorrow - The One Best Way - The Party of Life - The Infinite Series - The Tree of Knowledge - The Bonds of Life - Creating Nature - Fields of Play - On the Verge
 
Topic:  Presley, Sharon Psychologist, executive director of Resources for Independent Thinking
Upd   Web Sites Sharon Presley
Personal website, includes profile page, list of published works, topics on which she talked, and a journal covering events from April 2007 to June 2012
Upd   Web Pages FIOAR - Contributor Biographies
List of contributors to Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand, each with a short biographical profile
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
Upd     Chris Matthew Sciabarra - Hero of the Day
Short bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Sciabarra, Chris Matthew Politics scholar at New York University, editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
Upd   Web Sites CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA
Personal website, includes link to his blog, biography, essays, pages for several of his books and photo gallery
Upd   Web Pages Laissez Faire Books
Author page at Laissez Faire Books; short profile and commented list of Sciabarra's five favorite books
Upd     Author's Bio
Biographical summary page of personal website, including academic degrees and distinctions
Upd   Archived Articles Rebirth of Reason: Articles: Sciabarra, Chris Matthew
Articles from June 2002 to August 2005
Upd   Articles Chris Matthew Sciabarra - Hero of the Day
Short bibliographical essay
Upd   Writings Dialectics and Liberty: A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
Written ten years after publication of the first two of Sciabarra's "Dialectic and Liberty" trilogy, discusses Hayek's and Rand's dialectical analysis approaches and suggests that such context-keeping analysis is important in radical libertarian theory
 
31 Aug 2020
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Interviews The Peters Principles: An Interview with Tom Peters: The management guru as playground director, provacateur, and passionate defender of open societies.
Topics discussed include: Peters' public persona, Robert McNamara, Hayek, Silicon Valley, corporate planning, his political views, Republicans vs. Democrats, technological change, nostalgia for the 1950s and the future of business
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Interviews The Peters Principles: An Interview with Tom Peters: The management guru as playground director, provacateur, and passionate defender of open societies.
Topics discussed include: Peters' public persona, Robert McNamara, Hayek, Silicon Valley, corporate planning, his political views, Republicans vs. Democrats, technological change, nostalgia for the 1950s and the future of business
 
Topic:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
Upd   Interviews The Peters Principles: An Interview with Tom Peters: The management guru as playground director, provacateur, and passionate defender of open societies.
Topics discussed include: Peters' public persona, Robert McNamara, Hayek, Silicon Valley, corporate planning, his political views, Republicans vs. Democrats, technological change, nostalgia for the 1950s and the future of business
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Interviews The Peters Principles: An Interview with Tom Peters: The management guru as playground director, provacateur, and passionate defender of open societies.
Topics discussed include: Peters' public persona, Robert McNamara, Hayek, Silicon Valley, corporate planning, his political views, Republicans vs. Democrats, technological change, nostalgia for the 1950s and the future of business
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Publications The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Quarterly
 
Topic:  Mises Institute Research and education in classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and Austrian School of economics
Upd   Publications The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Quarterly
 
Topic:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) The Peters Principles: An Interview with Tom Peters: The management guru as playground director, provacateur, and passionate defender of open societies.
Topics discussed include: Peters' public persona, Robert McNamara, Hayek, Silicon Valley, corporate planning, his political views, Republicans vs. Democrats, technological change, nostalgia for the 1950s and the future of business
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Interviews The Peters Principles: An Interview with Tom Peters: The management guru as playground director, provacateur, and passionate defender of open societies.
Topics discussed include: Peters' public persona, Robert McNamara, Hayek, Silicon Valley, corporate planning, his political views, Republicans vs. Democrats, technological change, nostalgia for the 1950s and the future of business
 
Topic:  Rodgers, T. J. Co-founder and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Upd   Interviews The Peters Principles: An Interview with Tom Peters: The management guru as playground director, provacateur, and passionate defender of open societies.
Topics discussed include: Peters' public persona, Robert McNamara, Hayek, Silicon Valley, corporate planning, his political views, Republicans vs. Democrats, technological change, nostalgia for the 1950s and the future of business
 
28 Aug 2020
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Clinton, Bill Forty-second President of the United States
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Articles Friedrich the Great
Biographical essay, including Hayek's insights on cognitive science and his influence on postmodernism
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Articles Friedrich the Great
Biographical essay, including Hayek's insights on cognitive science and his influence on postmodernism
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Friedrich the Great
Biographical essay, including Hayek's insights on cognitive science and his influence on postmodernism
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
Upd   Articles Friedrich the Great
Biographical essay, including Hayek's insights on cognitive science and his influence on postmodernism
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
Upd   Writings Friedrich the Great
Biographical essay, including Hayek's insights on cognitive science and his influence on postmodernism
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Friedrich the Great
Biographical essay, including Hayek's insights on cognitive science and his influence on postmodernism
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Road to Serfdom, The Book authored by Friedrich Hayek where he warned about the dangers of government central planning and criticized fascism and socialism
Upd   Articles Friedrich the Great
Biographical essay, including Hayek's insights on cognitive science and his influence on postmodernism
 
27 Aug 2020
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Adam Smith Needs a Paper Clip
A short history of pins as fasteners from Adam Smith in the late 18th century to the invention of the paper clip at the turn of the 19th century
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Friedrich the Great
Biographical essay, including Hayek's insights on cognitive science and his influence on postmodernism
 
Topic:  Kauffman, Bill Author, associate editor of The American Enterprise
Upd   Writings The Grinch Who Moved Thanksgiving
Recounts the history of the Thanksgiving holiday, from Washington's proclamation in 1789 to Lincoln's in 1863 (at the behest of Sarah Josepha Hale) and FDR's changes between 1939 and 1942
 
Topic:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
Upd   Web Sites Virginia Postrel
Personal website, includes blog, articles and pages on her books
Upd   Web Pages About - Virginia Postrel
Autobiographical profile at her personal website
Upd     Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Virginia Postrel - Libertarian
Includes picture, profile and quote
Upd   Writings Friedrich the Great
Biographical essay, including Hayek's insights on cognitive science and his influence on postmodernism
Upd     Adam Smith Needs a Paper Clip
A short history of pins as fasteners from Adam Smith in the late 18th century to the invention of the paper clip at the turn of the 19th century
 
Topic:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Grinch Who Moved Thanksgiving
Recounts the history of the Thanksgiving holiday, from Washington's proclamation in 1789 to Lincoln's in 1863 (at the behest of Sarah Josepha Hale) and FDR's changes between 1939 and 1942
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Adam Smith Needs a Paper Clip
A short history of pins as fasteners from Adam Smith in the late 18th century to the invention of the paper clip at the turn of the 19th century
 
Topic:  Thanksgiving Holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November (U.S.)
Upd   Articles The Grinch Who Moved Thanksgiving
Recounts the history of the Thanksgiving holiday, from Washington's proclamation in 1789 to Lincoln's in 1863 (at the behest of Sarah Josepha Hale) and FDR's changes between 1939 and 1942
 
Topic:  Wealth of Nations, The The magnum opus of economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith
Upd   Articles Adam Smith Needs a Paper Clip
A short history of pins as fasteners from Adam Smith in the late 18th century to the invention of the paper clip at the turn of the 19th century