A debate on immigration policy was held recently in Chicago between a conservative and a libertarian. It was an exercise between light regulation and lighter regulation. Both regimes would enlarge the programs for highly skilled foreigners and temporary workers and tighten the border with Mexico.
Author: Jim Johnston
The continuing scandal regarding National Security Agency monitoring of U.S. citizens’ and residents’ electronic communications makes one thing perfectly clear: If anyone is going to protect the public from unwanted snooping, the government isn’t it.
Since I am one-eighth Cherokee and my spouse is the daughter of immigrants from Italy, our marriage was interracial and presumably illegal in Virginia. We often entertained renting a hotel[...]
James McGill Buchanan Jr. died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Blacksburg, Virginia. In 1986 he won the Nobel Prize in economics mainly for establishing the public choice school of economics.[...]
A great deal of attention is currently being paid to the fiscal cliff and a grand bargain. If the past is any indicator, under either event taxes will go up[...]
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has just announced the gasoline rationing system imposed in the wake of the Sandy Hurricane is being shut down. Meanwhile New York Governor Andrew Cuomo[...]
At the onset I should mention in the interest of full disclosure, that the vote in my household is split right down the middle. There is one vote for Governor[...]
The favorite target of global warming alarmists is the group of big international oil companies. Big Oil is accused of generously funding the global warming skeptics, like The Heartland Institute.[...]
Drew Johnson’s piece in the Wall Street Journal did us motorists a great favor by showing that the government take from the price of gasoline is seven times the profit[...]
The caucuses in Iowa and the primary in New Hampshire have made Rep. Ron Paul a credible alternative to Mitt Romney going into the primaries in South Carolina and Florida.[...]
(NOTE: Paul Fisher, a member of The Heartland Institute’s Board of Directors, is co-author of this piece.) The story about the failure of Enron by Phil Rosenthal that appeared in[...]
The economics profession has lost one of the giants. His best known work is a positive, as opposed to a normative, theory of bureaucracy. Bureaucracy and Representative Government was published in 1971.[...]
The income tax in the U.S. is the most progressive among the developed countries. Who made it so? John Goodman and Michael Stroup tell you at Townhall. An excerpt: Barack[...]