Elan Journo explains the essential nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and what has fueled it for so long. What justice demands, he shows, is that we evaluate both adversaries according to a universal moral ideal: individual liberty.
Why Do Canadians Pay So Much for Cell Phone Service?
Telecom companies’ “greed” for profits and the alleged price fixing is not the real reason for the high prices of their services in Canada.
Post-Covid Policy Advice from Ludwig von Mises for Developing Countries
As Mises said, if we want, peace, freedom and prosperity, there is no alternative to the free market economy respectful of competitive entrepreneurship and consumer choice.
Black History Month: Why Don’t They Teach About the Arab-Muslim Slave Trade in Africa?
Black history is American history. It ought not be “relegated” to a month, and slavery ought not be relegated to only the European slave trade.
Witnessing Lithuania’s 1991 Fight for Freedom from Soviet Power
We should remember and appreciate episodes in history like those in Lithuania in January 1991, in which a people oppressed by socialist tyranny said, “No,” and insisted upon regaining their freedom.
Where is Jack Ma?
While we should condemn the Chinese government’s actions, we should also be cautious of rising authoritarian tendencies here at home, whether it’s towards our civil rights or our economic freedom.
Middle East Enlightenment
Middle Eastern young people are moving away from fundamentalism.
We Need A Competitive Market for Scientific Expert Advice
Without competition among experts, we can expect more expert failure in the future.
What Would a Biden Presidency Mean for Energy in the Asia-Pacific Region?
What would a Biden victory mean for the energy-importing countries of the Asia-Pacific region?
Lockdowns Have Killed What’s Left of the United Nations’ Credibility
In the year 2020, the United Nations has effectively stood as a bystander and partial accomplice amid the most widespread violations of human rights at any time in its seven-decade history.
China’s Dark Turn Away From Capitalism and Freedom
A recent New York Times editorial board member wrote that it was difficult to know whether the United States is “better, worse, or the same” as China.
The Economic Performance of Coronavirus Sweden
The full judgement of the Swedish experiment must wait a while.
Brexit Matters More than Ever
There is a realignment of politics underway in the UK and most other developed countries; in the UK it is now almost complete, thanks in no small part to Brexit whereas in some other countries it is still happening; Brexit did not cause this realignment, but it was caused by it.
Individual Freedom Works for COVID-19 Mitigation in Sweden
“Laissez-faire” Stockholm seems to fare better than locked-down New York.
China’s Totalitarianism is a Bad Role Model
Some Americans say our government should be more like China’s. Repressive government controls like China’s should not be our role model.
What Sweden Has Done Right on Coronavirus
Contrary to the U.S., where President Trump and Governor Cuomo and countless other political figures compete for the attention of their constituents and populace and underlings, the Swedish experience has been one of decentralized decision-makers and arms-length officials calling the shots.
Another African Tragedy
Africa’s locust plague is man-made.
Cuban Education Under Castro: Literate for Indoctrination
What explains the rising literacy rates and rising levels of educational achievements is also what explains the regime’s ability to continually repress Cuban people.
Iran, Not Iraq, Was and Still Is The Fundamental Issue
Iraq was never the fundamental issue; the Iran-led ascent of the Islamist movement was and still is.
Jimmy Lai and the Fight for Freedom in Hong Kong
Jimmy Lai, the entrepreneur and leader in the fight to preserve freedom in Hong Kong, describes the struggles he has endured including having his home fire-bombed, his family harassed, and his business threatened by the Chinese Communist Party.
How Can an Atheist Support a “Religious” State Like Israel?
We should recognize Israel’s fundamental nature as a free society, and lend it our moral endorsement so long as that remains a defining feature
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is Not Fundamentally About “Stolen” Arab Land
Collectivist claims to land based on heredity or ancestral links often reflect a xenophobic, or worse, motivation: the desire to exclude “outsiders” precisely because they differ from your racial or tribal group.
NBA Kneeling To China Demonstrates That Freedom of Speech is Imposible Without a Free Market
The difference between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is that Donald cannot command companies doing business with the NFL to stop doing so until every football player who has kneeled during the national anthem publicly apologize for “offending the American people.” China can.
NBA Values: Standing with China, Silent On Irresponsible Fathers
NBA’s silence over Hong Kong dissidents follows the league’s silence on an elephant-in-the-room issue by a league that prides itself on promoting good values through its role model players: the issue of unwed fathers.