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by | Jul 21, 2022

Always beware of the name given to a piece of legislation. It rarely describes accurately the likely impact of enacting a bill. In fact, statutes often do the opposite of what their names suggest. Take Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s proposed…

by | Sep 7, 2021

It’s always the same scourge that afflicts adults: “you must adapt to new times.” That is what I was told the other day by the clerk at a clothing store when I asked him if they had any “normal ties”…

by | May 20, 2020

In this third and final article in my COVID-19/election series, four issues are covered: (1) immigration, (2) traditional education’s 19th-century model versus a distance-learning 21st century model, (3) innovation, and (4) media bias. In addition, a civil liberties/lockdown update has been…

by | Jan 18, 2020

The year 2020 is only just begun and already there are expectations of repeating the promise of the early 1920s, an era of peace and prosperity early in the decade. Nowhere is this enthusiasm more evident than in the United…

by | Oct 23, 2018

On October 21, 1879 Thomas Edison ran an electric current through a carbonized filament of cotton thread suspended in a glass vacuum tube. It glowed for nearly 14 hours, into the next day. Consequently, Edison and his team had invented…

by | Nov 29, 2017

Aeronautical technology is in the midst of rapidly taking off with enormous potential economic and societal benefits. Thanks to significant advancements in the technology in recent years as well as a renewed interest across the nation and world in pushing…

by | Nov 13, 2017

House Republicans are fast-tracking tax reform and the newest iterations by the Chairman of the tax-writing Committee, Rep. Kevin Brady, (R-Texas) correctly protects the carried interest tax provision, an extremely important financial mechanism for supporting growth and innovation as well…

by | Aug 23, 2017

America has two democracies, one political and the other free market. The concept of a political democracy dates back to Plato and his “Republic.” Ludwig von Mises and my mentor Dr. Bill Peterson (a student and colleague of Mises) wrote…

by | Jun 20, 2017

A wealthy Manhattan woman died after her clothes caught fire while cooking last week. Her tragic death was unusual, but there was a time when cooking was far more dangerous and time-consuming. Even today, more than 4 million people lacking modern stoves die prematurely…

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