FCC Finally Deregulates Telegraph Service, 11 Years After Its Demise

Eric Asimov at the New York Times has an excellent, detailed, and highly discouraging look at the reversal of one of the favorable trends for freedom of commerce in recent years, the greater ease of interstate wine shipment.  Excerpt:  In the last year or so, carriers like United Parcel Service and FedEx have told retailers that they … Continue reading FCC Finally Deregulates Telegraph Service, 11 Years After Its Demise

Paglia: The Dumbing Down of America Began in Public Schools

In the last several years, Americans have been sensing that something is seriously wrong with the current crop of young people. True, they are likely to have the most education credentials any generation has ever received. They also are technically-savvy, and as such, have a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips. But in spite of … Continue reading Paglia: The Dumbing Down of America Began in Public Schools

Gun Violence Would Plummet If We Just Called off the Drug War

With the horrific shooting that recently took place in Las Vegas, debates over gun control have been given center stage in our media and politics once again. And while every pundit seems to have their own surefire way of combatting gun violence, they all gloss over the elephant in the room. Which is, although mass … Continue reading Gun Violence Would Plummet If We Just Called off the Drug War

The Greatest French Libertarian Thinker You’ve Never Heard Of

October 25 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Constant, who Nicholas Capaldi termed “the key thinker in the French classical liberal tradition between Montesquieu and Tocqueville,” and Isaiah Berlin characterized as “the most eloquent of all defenders of freedom and privacy.” One might expect that with such plaudits, Constant’s quarter-millennium anniversary would … Continue reading The Greatest French Libertarian Thinker You’ve Never Heard Of

Removing Statues of Violent Bigots? Start with Che

Rosario is Argentina's second oldest city. Located by the Paraná river, it is the home of hard-working people, a busy port, the national flag memorial, and the country's bitterest football rivalry between Rosario Central and Newell's Old Boys. It is also the birthplace of Ernesto “Ché” Guevara. In the last fifteen years or so, coincidentally … Continue reading Removing Statues of Violent Bigots? Start with Che