Gatekeeper Censorship

Three years ago, I asked whether social media platforms might one day be deemed a “public good,” subject the principles of public accommodation currently applied to brick-and-mortar businesses, as well as other government mandates (e.g. those imposed on...

Boycotts and Victims

Hot on the heels of the Dunkin Donuts “doesn’t serve cops” incident, a tale that offered a teaching moment in economic liberty, comes another tale of public-space malfeasance. In this instance, a server at a high-end romantic restaurant refused to...

Nazis, Statues, and Slippery Slopes

Musician Jeff Hanneman, recently-deceased guitarist and lyricist for the heavy metal band Slayer, wrote a song called Angel of Death about the Nazi monster Josef Mengele. The song, the first track on the album Reign in Blood (1986), was controversial from the outset,...

The Hypocrisy Wars

The aftermath of a grotesque display by the worst sorts of racists (actual ones, mind you, not the sort of soft racism that identity-politics- and social-justice-warriors accuse even the best-intentioned and best-hearted people of), and Trump’s infuriatingly...

Cops and Donuts

A Lesson in Economic Liberty Sometimes, it is the cliche that perpetuates the tale. A story in yesterday’s New York Post would be much less of one had it been about, say, doctors or firefighters and donuts, but when it’s cops and donuts, the incident...