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Epidemics, Then & Now: A Family Perspective

As Americans are repeatedly warned about a spike in coronavirus cases just as state governments have begun to allow us leave our homes and

Jun 25, 2020
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Vickie Oddino
Why Gun Rights Are Essential In a World of Uncertainty and Scarcity

This humorous quip should not detract from the fact that many individuals in the United States (including me) own and carry a firearm for purely pragmatic reasons. The simplest case for the right to keep and bear arms can be summarized in one sentence: You are ultimately responsible for your own safety and security.

May 21, 2020
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Aaron Tao
8 Mins
Why Wall Street Bankers and Federal Lawyers Hate Michael Milken

What outrages me, and what I think should outrage others, is the process that brought about the pardon.

Feb 27, 2020
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William L. Anderson
9 Mins
RIP, David Nicholas Mayer, 1955-2019

We note with great sorrow the loss of David Mayer, who died November 23, 2019 at 63, of a lengthy illness.

Dec 30, 2019
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David Kelley
3 Mins
Antitrust as a Barometer of Big Government

Over its history, antitrust law has provided a good measure of the changing views of the relative beneficence of the market and the state...

Nov 12, 2019
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John O. McGinnis
5 Mins
The Return of Slavery

There are some plagues that mankind seems to be incapable of fully destroying. One of these plagues is slavery, which has existed since man

May 13, 2019
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Richard W. Rahn
4 Mins
Why Inequality Should Not Be an Object of Social Policy

Academics, the media, and Democratic politicians, like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have suggested that reducing inequality should be a central objective of public policy.

Oct 8, 2018
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John O. McGinnis
6 Mins
Not #MeToo, but #MeFirst

What would you rather be remembered for: “Read my lips” or “Dodge my hands”? Breaking the tax pledge was once considered the low point...

Nov 3, 2017
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Jennifer Anju Grossman
10 Mins
What Is “Neoliberalism” Anyway?

The term “neoliberalism” is being flung around everywhere these days, usually with a haughty sense of “everyone knows what this is.” But do

May 22, 2017
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Jeffrey Tucker
10 Mins
The Classic Path to the Inevitable Result: Venezuela Succumbs to Dictatorship

This week, the opposition forces in Venezuela are still in the streets, struggling with government forces, to protest last week’s lurch of..

Apr 10, 2017
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Walter Donway
7 Mins
Is Theft Now Legal in Italy?

The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that stealing small amounts of food out of desperation “does not constitute a crime.” The adverse moral

May 11, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
4 Mins
Two Proposals to Stop the Government Looting

First, move Tax Day from April 15 to November 1 so it will never be more than a week from a national election.Have you ever noticed how Tax

Apr 18, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
The Supreme Court, Scalia, and Restoring the Constitution


The passing of this conservative Supreme Court Justice has set off a political firestorm in a year already burning with conflict. GOP...

Feb 15, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
6 Mins
Interpreting the Constitution Contextually

One of the most intense partisan conflicts in Washington, D.C., during the Bush presidency has been the struggle over Senate confirmation of

Feb 13, 2016
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David N. Mayer
10 Mins
Control of Pregnancy Means Control of Women

How involved should government be in women’s pregnancies? A case from Wisconsin speaks powerfully about the dangers of personhood policy...

Nov 16, 2015
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7 Mins
Illegal Immigrants, Tax Evaders, and Imperial Power

Are you, like me, pro-immigrant and in favor of a path to legal residency for illegal immigrants? If you are, you nevertheless must

Nov 24, 2014
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Edward Hudgins
6 Mins
'The Economist' on Plea Bargaining and Coerced Testimony

End plea bargaining : that’s the radical proposal for America’s justice system given this week by one of the most prestigious magazines in t

Oct 2, 2014
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3 Mins
Sidney Powell on "The Real Legacy of the Enron Task Force"

Atlas Summit 2014 -- Texas "superlawyer" Sidney Powell describes how a handful of corrupt federal prosecutors destroyed Arthur Andersen...

Sep 12, 2014
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2 Mins
Take-Aways from When FDA Tried to Take Away Your Cheese

The FDA recently said it was illegal to age cheese on wooden boards; in the face of an outcry, it retreated...

Jun 11, 2014
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3 Mins
Sidney Powell Attacks DOJ Corruption

The main feature at the Atlas Summit on the evening of Friday, June 20 will be our Friday, June 20 Dinner Event: A First Look at Atlas

May 14, 2014
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2 Mins
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