There was a time in my life when I thought anyone who was too concerned about the police must be “liberals.” Then I began to wonder why I should single out one category of government employees in whom to have naive confidence. Courtesy of the Tea Party Economist , here’s… Read More
Archives for July 2012
From The O’Reilly Factor, email segment for July 5: “Bill, you keep asking what the Republicans have to replace Obamacare. Under the Constitution, there is no role for the Federal government in healthcare.” –Felicia O’Reilly: “That’s not true, Felicia. The opening paragraph of the Constitution… Read More
Conservatives — who will of course vote for Romney anyway, all their feet-stomping notwithstanding — are upset at the Romney campaign, says The Week , and there have been “floodgates of criticism over Team Romney’s inability to move the polls in his favor.”
Filling in for Rush Limbaugh the other day, Walter Williams spent quite a bit of time advocating the principle of state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws. I’m told a caller plugged my book Nullification , which Williams has endorsed . The write-up at the Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor, includes this strange passage: “Nullification is… Read More
You are not a failure as a public speaker if you use an occasional “um” or “uh.” But that doesn’t mean people who urge you to avoid them as much as you can are stupid or nit-pickers. Most people with limited experience in public speaking have no… Read More
In this nice little discussion, I talk about our post-Paul future, left-libertarianism, the Atlas Shrugged movie, the Supreme Court, Obamacare, and more.
The Atlantic has a pretty good article about the presidential Pez dispensers that have recently come onto the market. The article quotes my friend Kevin Gutzman, who gets it pretty much right. Here’s the context: Not everyone in academia is smitten, however. “Although I’m a Madison biographer, I’m… Read More
Of course not. Each discipline has a method appropriate to its nature. Here, Professor Jeffrey Herbener explains and defends the method of Austrian economics.