Julian Simon: The Ultimate Resource is The Human Mind

Each person born brings a mouth to feed and hands with which to scratch the ground, but most importantly, each new person brings a mind with which to have new ideas. The key, Simon argues, is freedom. When free minds are blessed with political and economic freedom, they can accomplish anything.

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Ban Internet Taxes? The Taxman Clicketh

One of Feulner's Laws of Public Policy reads: "There are no permanent victories in Washington." These days, we're seeing that law borne out over Internet taxation.This looked settled years ago. Congress has voted twice--in 1998 and 2001--to ban any taxes on Internet...

Americans with Disabilities Act vs. The Internet

Common sense may seem in short supply in today's litigation-happy world, but it got a boost recently from -- of all places -- Florida, where a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit claiming that Southwest Airlines' Web site violated the Americans with Disabilities Act....

The Day the Earth Stood Still

One million people were there that day. They were camped out in tents on the beaches, strewn along the banks of the Indian River, gathered along highways US 1 and AIA. Every motel and private residence overflowed with visitors who had come from every state in the...

No Internet Taxes

Q. Says here a lot of governors are upset about Internet scofflaws not paying the taxes they owe. Who are these bums? A. Well, there's Governor Leavitt of Utah, Governor Engler of Mich-- Q. No, not the governors! I meant who are the bums who aren't paying their taxes?...

Pirates of the Internet

For years, lawyers representing Silicon Valley were rightly emphasizing the importance of intellectual property rights.Such rights were the major issue in the final Uraguay round of GATT meetings. At that time, trade negotiators warned that American companies and...

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