Given any quantifiable standard, freedom and private property have proven themselves superior to planning, bureaucracy, and the welfare state. As the great laissez-faire economist Jean-Baptiste Say wrote in 1803, “Nothing can be more idle than the opposition of theory to practice!” Say’s message is as clear now as it was then: the mechanics of liberty work precisely because they respect our individual rights.
Heartland’s Michael Hamilton joined The What’s UP Radio Program with Terry Lowry this week to discuss how the Affordable Care Act is squeezing small businesses, and by extension, individuals.
Last week my wife said to me, “I think I’d like to get a gun.” By which she meant a gun she can carry with her. If my wife were from Texas, this might not be surprising. But she is from Australia, a country which for two decades has had restrictive firearms laws and whose citizens largely do not understand Americans’ commitment to protecting gun rights.
The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation has long been a voice of sanity, sound science, sound economics and humanitarian concern for the poor, amongst myriad supposedly evangelical Christian[…]
Northern Virginia has experienced strong and consistent population growth over the past decade. Loudoun County grew more than any other county in the commonwealth over the past three years and recently became Virginia’s third most populous county. A booming population has led to growth in Northern Virginia’s economy, with competitive markets developing in all manner of industries, save one: health care. A single provider that has developed a near-monopoly, Inova, dominates health care in region.
Why do so many laws passed with good intentions and seemingly desirable goals so often fail? And why do they so often worsen the problems they are supposed to solve—and hurt people they are supposed to help?
With the tragic deaths of two newscasters at the hands of a disgruntled ex-employee on Wednesday, August 26 come the predictable calls for tighter gun control and keeping guns out the hands of “crazy” people. In no case, however, do the proposed solutions bear any relationship the crime itself. According to the media and progressive politicians, we have a “crime problem” and a “gun problem.”
West Virginia Solicitor General Elbert Lin discussed how the Clean Power Plan imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would dramatically alter power generation. The remarks were made during a[…]
The same agency that once promised not to list the Gunnison sage grouse also once said the yellow-billed cuckoo did not warrant listing, yet here we are again. Small wonder that the very word “cuckoo” means crazy.
What’s a more iconic American postcard than young kids operating their own lemonade stands? What’s a quick way to teach kids the impact of government regulations on entrepreneurs? Shutting down their lemonade stand.
“Every state has an equivalent of the EPA. … They’re much more effective, much more efficient and certainly much more accountable at the state and local level than they are in Washington, [DC],” Walker said.
The EPA is radically redefining “navigable waterways” to include 3% more of the nation’s water – and it’s not drawing any corresponding limitations on itself. In addition to lakes, rivers, bays and creeks, the EPA is coming from your drainage ditches, your reservoirs and yes, your big puddles.
Because the cryptocurrency sytem requires no bank, and no government control it is truly disruptive and multiple agencies described by the authors are already trying to block it or control it.