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Economy

The case for legalizing freedom

“But then Law came in, only to expand and increase the trespass” -Romans 5:20 There’s a term that I hear frequently in academic, economic and political circles alike that absolutely drives me up the wall: it’s called “good government.” The idea behind the concept of so-called good government is that

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A bully in the pulpit

Bullying, the government’s anti-bullying website tells us, can happen anywhere, and is not constrained by, “age, gender, or education level.” As we all know, it involves the use of force and intimidation—and even the Internet—to harm others, and relies on imbalance of power to give the bully an edge over

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Obama’s Economic Advisor Admits to Trouble

by Pearl Hahn  Christina Romer, who heads President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, made a surprising admission on October 22 before the Joint Economic Committee. It was widely predicted and believed that Obama’s massive stimulus package would prevent rising unemployment and create jobs. Romer, who co-authored the administration’s economic recovery plan, admitted four

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Amazon Bids Hawaii Farewell

by Pearl Hahn Starving for funds, Hawaii’s lawmakers sought to tax anything they considered taxable, from cigarettes to the Internet. The Wall Street Journal took note that Amazon was cutting ties to its affiliates in our state. Amazon’s spokeswoman, Patty Smith, said the company believes such legislation is unconstitutional. Earlier

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The case for legalizing freedom

“But then Law came in, only to expand and increase the trespass” -Romans 5:20 There’s a term that I hear frequently in academic, economic and political circles alike that absolutely drives me up the wall: it’s called “good government.” The idea behind the concept of so-called good government is that

Read More →

A bully in the pulpit

Bullying, the government’s anti-bullying website tells us, can happen anywhere, and is not constrained by, “age, gender, or education level.” As we all know, it involves the use of force and intimidation—and even the Internet—to harm others, and relies on imbalance of power to give the bully an edge over

Read More →

Obama’s Economic Advisor Admits to Trouble

by Pearl Hahn  Christina Romer, who heads President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, made a surprising admission on October 22 before the Joint Economic Committee. It was widely predicted and believed that Obama’s massive stimulus package would prevent rising unemployment and create jobs. Romer, who co-authored the administration’s economic recovery plan, admitted four

Read More →

Amazon Bids Hawaii Farewell

by Pearl Hahn Starving for funds, Hawaii’s lawmakers sought to tax anything they considered taxable, from cigarettes to the Internet. The Wall Street Journal took note that Amazon was cutting ties to its affiliates in our state. Amazon’s spokeswoman, Patty Smith, said the company believes such legislation is unconstitutional. Earlier

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