Political Isotopes

Julie Borowski, a libertarian blogger, recently asked “Can the commies and Nazis just destroy each other?” This question, which if actualized would make for a much better world, suggests (at least to us nerdy types) a matter-antimatter annihilation. Yes,...

Trusting Your Beliefs

Consider the notion that shutting down someone else’s words with violence or the threat thereof is acceptable behavior. As in “if you speak, I/we will assault you or riot, and either you or people you care about may be harmed.” This idea goes well...

Markets, Regulation, and Opportunity Cost

A friend in one of my political groups shared a quote culled from a Wall Street Journal comments-section discussion: Government regulation also creates markets in the first place. Markets aren’t naturally occurring phenomena. The quote, meant to rebut the...

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...