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Utopia is a Pretext for the Use of Power

Utopia is a Pretext for the Use of Power

Those who have not read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Birth-Mark” should look it up on the Internet. It is the story of a man who marries a perfectly beautiful woman, except that she has a birthmark. He tries various techniques to remove the birthmark. In the...
Words Matter in the Public Discourse

Words Matter in the Public Discourse

Those of us who love free speech are very tired indeed of the political correctness pushed by the thought police. That said, however, there are some key words that are still clanking around our public discourse that can foster serious misunderstandings. For example,...
A Deadly Bit of Confusion

A Deadly Bit of Confusion

The political debate has created a deadly bit of confusion. Elizabeth Warren tried to remind business owners that American society provides the context in which business success can occur. President Obama chided them that when it came to infrastructure, “you didn’t...
The Problem with Public-Private Partnerships?

The Problem with Public-Private Partnerships?

In speaking about the relationship between the government and business, conservatives would say that the government should merely provide a level playing field and otherwise get out of the way. They believe that the government should not try to pick winners and losers...
Word Processed Legislation

Word Processed Legislation

By Lloyd Lim Republicans took back the House of Representatives after the Democratic Congress passed two major pieces of legislation, the Dodd-Frank financial reform and the Affordable Care Act. Both laws are a prime example of the abuse of the...
A Theory of Business Regulation

A Theory of Business Regulation

By Lloyd Lim I should start out by admitting that we already have too many laws here in the United States.  There are about 375,000 pages of federal law and regulation in addition to the laws of each State and each city and county.  Clearly, if we were to add as many...