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‘Justice’ Is the Word of the Year, and ‘Social Justice’ Is Its Orwellian Opposite

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has declared “justice” its “Word of the Year” for 2018, owing to a 74 percent year-over-year increase in...

We are all equal here. Fooey on them!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP On Friday Congress give a dinner on the acquisition of Louisiana. they determine to invite no foreign ministers, to avoid questions of...

Wimbledon Tennis: Feminists Preach Equality While Enjoying Inequali

BY SELWYN DUKE Could you imagine lightweight boxers complaining they don’t get the money and exposure of the heavyweights, calling the different treatment “staturism”? This...

Imagine a Political Party That Really Supports Equal Rights

Real Heroes: William Leggett LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Death from yellow fever complications claimed journalist William Leggett at the tender age of 38, days before...

Inequality: The Rhetoric and Reality

JAMES A. DORN, THE FREEMAN The publication of Thomas Piketty’s bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century has led to widespread attention on the rising gap...

Misdiagnosing Inequality And The Cause Of Middle-Class Woes

Responding to Nobel Economist Joseph Stilitz's Yahoo.com Interview BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON In an interview posted on Yahoo.com (April 23), Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz spoke...

The Special Treatment Homosexuals Demand

BY SELWYN DUKE There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of...

Fisher Ames: Equality No. 1

American Debate In a series of papers published in 1801, Fisher Ames unleashes one of the Federalist’s most scathing attacks on the Anti-Federalist’s unbridled democratic...

Liberal BBC Asks, “Is Sport Sexist?” While Promoting Inequality

BY SELWYN DUKE It long ago became clear to me that, despite all the pretense, protesting and politicking, no one who has ever seriously...

Would you be ruled by reason … or the rod?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP A just and solid republican government maintained here, will be a standing monument & example … that a free government is of...

Equality Serves the Common Good

LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism #3 “Free people are not equal, and equal people are not free.” I wish I could remember who first...

Another Defective IMF study on Inequality and Redistribution

ALAN REYNOLDS, CATO INSTITUTE “IMF Warns on the Dangers of Inequality,” screams the headline of a story by Ian Talley in the Wall Street Journal....

The Crony Gap: Political Inequality is the Real Problem

STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH, THE FREEMAN When it comes to public discourse, inequality is immensely fashionable. Along with its featured position at this year’s...

Technology, Sovereignty, and The Third Wave

BY STEVE FARRELL Introduction, Democrats In Drag, Part 1 On November 11, 1994, in a post-election victory speech, Republican House member Newt Gingrich revealed to Congress...

William Graham Sumner's 'Forgotten Man' – Mark Hendrickson

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This week (Oct. 30 to be precise) marks the 173rd anniversary of the birth of William Graham Sumner (1840-1910). Sumner, one...

William Graham Sumner’s ‘Forgotten Man’ – Mark Hendrickson

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This week (Oct. 30 to be precise) marks the 173rd anniversary of the birth of William Graham Sumner (1840-1910). Sumner, one...

Why "Equality" Must Die – Selwyn Duke

BY SELWYN DUKE Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an...

Why “Equality” Must Die – Selwyn Duke

BY SELWYN DUKE Take a look at the following list and tell me if anything strikes you: Prudence Justice Temperance Courage Faith Hope Charity Viewing these, the Seven Cardinal Virtues, anything make an...

American Minute: Justice Thomas Cooley on Religious Freedom

American Minute with Bill Federer The dean of the University of Michigan Law School was Thomas Cooley, who died SEPTEMBER 12, 1898. Thomas Cooley was Chief...

Another Affirmative Action Case for the Supreme Court

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The Chronicle of Higher Education notes that the U.S. Supreme Court is being urged to take up Michigan Attorney General...

Equal rights of all human beings—Father Frank Pavone

BY FR. FRANK PAVONE So did you see the letter that Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, wrote to President Obama yesterday...

Class Based Affirmative Action

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The website Inside Higher Education discusses a new report issued by the Century Foundation. Part of the debate on affirmative...

An Army Afraid of War

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Appendix X: Physical Gratification and a Taste for Well-Being leading to an Army Afraid of War.  In the chapter...

Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Appendix V

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Appendix V It is not the equality of condition that makes men immoral and irreligious; but when men, being...

Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism, by Joshua Muravchik

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Visions of an ideal, intentionally designed society are at least as old as the writings of Plato, but only in...

Envy No Vice for Leftists

BY JACK KERWICK If more of the American electorate were aware of three things, I would like to think that one of our two national...

Tocqueville, Democracy In America, Appendix K

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Appendix K It is incorrect to say that centralization was produced by the French Revolution: the Revolution brought it...

General Survey Of The Subject

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 4, Chapter 8, General Survey Of The Subject BEFORE finally closing the subject that I have now...

Continuation Of The Preceding Chapters

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 4, Chapter 7, Continuation Of The Preceding Chapters I BELIEVE that it is easier to establish an...

Why Democratic Nations Favor Concentration Of Power

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 4, Chapter 2, That The Opinions Of Democratic Nations About Government Are Naturally Favorable To The...