This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights.
Real censorship is when the state uses its legal power to use force to determine the content of speech we should engage in (either by banning non-rights violating speech or forcing one to say things one would not do so voluntarily). If the state can arbitrarily determine what Twitter must post, it goes from being the protector of freedom of speech to its censor.
A free-market option to counteracting the bias of today’s internet tech companies.
The racial “diversity” achieved by city police departments, as in New York City and Los Angeles, has not and will not stop charges of “institutional racism” as long as many of the “reformers'” true intent is for black criminals to go unpunished.
The actions and demands of the organizers behind the “Black Lives Matter” organization show that they are not worthy of the name.
Burning police stations and looting stores won’t speed that progress. It sets us back.
Letting President Trump use the police power of the government to fight the Left is self-contradictory. “If the owners of a media platform do not get to decide who can appear on it, then who gets to make that decision?” Government force will not achieve freedom. It will only achieve tyranny.
Radical OSTP Proposal Would Undermine American Research and Sacrifice American Intellectual Property
The Trump Administration should not permit the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to eviscerate the key constitutional and economic function of copyright law by forcing U.S. intellectual property owners to give away their copyrighted works for free to China and the rest of the world.
Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia enforce some version, whereby a state board or commission artificially limits the number of hospitals and emergency rooms built or medical devices or services acquired.
So which is more effective in keeping us—as customers and employees—safe: the government bureaucrat with no personal incentive, or the businessman, whose profits and reputation depend on the safety and satisfaction of his employees and customers?
There are three main types of governance: public governance, private governance, and personal governance. Think of these as “the 3 Ps of governance.”
Insider trading laws are simply the ruling bureaucratic elite’s means toward total power.
Politicians and bureaucrats continue to push and implement the most infuriating and misguided regulations and policies they can dream up.
So-called “price gouging” is a gimmick used by politicians and the media to rally supporters and viewers.
How government regulation (controls) turned the COVID-19 health issue into a full-blown pandemic.
In normal times the government supports many bad, irresponsible, and unjust policies, driven in part by perverse incentives. Not the least of these is an imprudent eagerness to please special interests. Emergencies and the resulting panic only further loosen whatever weak restraints there normally are against government misbehavior and malfunction.
Freelance jobs are "feudalism," says California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. She persuaded California's legislature to pass a new law reclassifying freelance workers as employees. That means many people who hire them must now give them benefits like overtime,...
Licensing requirements generally restrict the supply of services in the licensed industry by prohibiting some perfectly competent workers from working as providers.
Black people must ask what needs to be done to stop criminals from preying on them and making so many of their communities economic wastelands.
Adam Mossoff interview with Elan Journo on patents and copyrights.
It is time for Congress to restore balance to a patent system that has historically secured the fruits of inventive labors with reliable and effective property rights in inventions and discoveries.
“At the federal level, 98% of criminal laws are not passed by elected representatives. They are created by unelected bureaucrats who don’t have to answer to anyone.”
If we’ve become a democracy, it would represent a deep betrayal of our founders, who saw democracy as another form of tyranny.
Abortion-rights advocates should not cede the terms “pro-life” and “right to life” to the anti-abortionists. It is a woman’s right to her life that gives her the right to terminate her pregnancy.
Voice of Capitalism
Our free email newsletter sent out every week or so.
We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe anytime.