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Classic and contemporary works, essays, commentary and analysis in defense of free enterprise and private property domestically, as well as fair markets and America’s sovereignty (to include avoiding permanent and entangling alliances) internationally under the United States Constitution.

Debt Burden Threatens American Families

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul Last week, as most Americans were celebrating the holidays with family and friends, the Obama Administration announced plans to seek...

Climate alarmists use RICO to silence us

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Losing the climate science battle, climate alarmists want government to silence skeptics~ They haven’t employed the thumb screws, rack or auto-da-fe that churches...

The EPA's Ozone Nightmare

BY ALAN CARUBA Putting aside its insane attack on carbon dioxide, declaring the most essential gas on Earth, other than oxygen, a “pollutant”, the Environmental...

Socialism Rises Again

MIKE BROWNFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Last weekend, the people of France took a sharp turn to the left, and the rest of Europe may be on...

The Secret Plan to Defend Obamacare

Mike Brownfield, Heritage Foundation This week, The Heritage Foundation’s Rob Bluey obtained a four-page strategy memo that outlines a White House-coordinated campaign to force an unwilling public to accept...

The Many Monopolies

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Charles Johnson We libertarians defend economic freedom, not big business. We advocate free markets, not the corporate economy. And what...

Police Misconduct and Public Accountability

On what legal basis do police departments refuse public access to information on misconduct by their officers?

Why This Gigantic "Intelligence" Apparatus?

1,271 govt. organizations and 1,931 private companies are employed in counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations in the US.

A Libertarian Antipoverty Agenda

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Steven Horwitz About a month ago I published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer arguing that poor Americans today are...

CO2 Going Up. Human Progress Going Up.

PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or...

Out of an abundance of caution — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   Last week Enfamil pulled all their products off the shelves coast to coast out of an abundance of caution after four...

Afghanistan as Narco-State: End The International Drug War

DOUG BANDOW, CATO INSTITUTE The U.S. government has failed to stop the drug trade at home. Washington also has not created a competent, effective, and...

The Spending and the Debt Continue

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Like most other people who have family incomes below $450,000, I was happy that Congress avoided the looming large increase...

Dumbing Down the Charge of Rape

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Wendy McElroy On April 4 the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) instructed every college and university...

Titles of Ignobility: Suicide as Secession

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Thomas Szasz According to the World Health Organization, the United States stands 39th on the list of countries ranked by...

Stop the Death of American Innovation

S. 23 destroys our patent system, setting up a system that disadvantages small inventors in favor of large corporations, makes it easier to infringe patents..

Richard Cobden: The International Man

LAWRENCE REED, THE FREEMAN William Ewart Gladstone, prime minister of Great Britain four times in the nineteenth century, boasted near the end of his life...

Is Advice Given Over The Internet Free Speech?

Texas Veterinarian Heads to Federal Appellate Court Tomorrow With One Of First Amendment’s Most Important Unanswered Questions FIRST AMENDMENT, INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE NEW ORLEANS—Does the First...

Inconceivable Complexity

DONALD J BOUDREAUX, THE FREEMAN We’ve all seen old photos and film clips of people trying to fly like birds. Each of these aspiring aviators...

Finally! Some fuel economy common sense

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~But Greens go apoplectic over rule change that would have no climate or other benefits~ Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards were devised...

Can Government Manage the Economy?

For 98 years, the federal government has been attempting to prevent asset bubbles, recessions, and spasms of unemployment.

The Liberal Media’s Donald Sterling Race-baiting

BY SELWYN DUKE Never let a racial crisis go to waste is, I suppose, the credo of the Machiavellian mainstream media. Since the release...

The Fed: End It or Mend It?

Texas Straight Talk with Ron Paul Last week I held a hearing to examine the various proposals that have been put forth both to mend...

Voters Reject the Green Political Agenda

BY ALAN CARUBA What the midterm voters wanted was an economy that returned to its average 3.3% annual growth since the end of World War...

New Frontiers in Regulatory Overreach

SIMON LESTER, CATO INSTITUTE In most cases, excessive regulation doesn’t surprise me all that much.  It usually focuses on familiar industries, such as automobiles.  So,...

Good, Bad, and Ugly of Deflation — Steven Horwitz

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Steven Horwitz During the current recession a number of commentators have made various comparisons to the Great Depression, mostly because...

More Blank Checks to the Military Industrial Complex — Ron Paul

If the American people want Congress to spend less, putting an end to supplemental appropriations bills would be a start. The 13 “regular” appropriations bills fund every branch, department, agency, and program of the federal government. Congress should place every dollar in plain view among those 13 bills. Instead, supplemental spending bills serve as a sneaky way for Congress to spend extra money that was not projected in budget forecasts. - Ron Paul

Government and Conflict

Human differences such as race, ethnicity, religion, and language have always been sources of conflict.

Walmart's Bottom Line — Art Carden

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Art Carden Walmart is one of the world’s largest, most successful, and most vilified corporations. It was ranked number four...

Life-Changing Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, ROBERT L. WOODSON, SR., HERITAGE.ORG The greatest tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., is not to name a...