Immigration: The Case Against Open Borders

Immigration: The Case Against Open Borders

The issue of immigration is a hot button issue in the U.S. and has even caused a rift among Objectivist and libertarian minded activists who typically agree on a great many things. There are disparate views ranging from those who argue for open borders, with nothing...
Imagine a Highway

Imagine a Highway

In Henry Hazlitt’s classic book Economics in One Lesson he describes the “broken window” fallacy. The idea is that a brick has been thrown through a shopkeepers window and he must fix the window by paying a glassmaker. Crowds gather and conclude that...
Price “Gouge” Me, Please!

Price “Gouge” Me, Please!

During the hurricanes in Florida, it became common for local politicians to stress that “price gouging,” i.e. raising the price of any commodity, would actually be prosecuted by the state. (In fact, these proclamations do not just occur during so called...
Separation of Film and State

Separation of Film and State

Here is the pattern that gets repeated thousands of times. The state interferes in some area of the economy and when a controversy erupts or the program inevitably fails the government calls for more regulation rather than removal of the original government...