The Jihad against America and How to End It

While Islamic State, al Qaeda, and the like multiply and expand throughout the Middle East, now is a good time to recount the essential nature of the problem and to specify the solution. Although these groups have murdered many Americans and aim to murder many more, they are not the fundamental problem. The fundamental problem is the Islamic regimes in Iran and Saudi Arabia, which spawn and sponsor such groups. More »

Celebrate America’s Founding with Constitution Week NYC

Constitution Week NYC is hosting a celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 13 in Manhattan. The event features Shane Krauser, a former prosecutor and an adjunct professor of constitutional law; and Andrew Bernstein, who will present “The Moral and Practical Case for Second Amendment Rights.” More »

Glenn Reynolds and the “Problem” of Income Inequality

The real problem is that the market is not fully free, and government routinely violates rather than protects rights in myriad ways. Thus, although there’s nothing wrong with income inequality per se, when and to the degree income inequality results from rights-violating policies, then it is a symptom of those immoral government actions. More »

Mexico’s Oil Monopoly Looks to U.S. for Crude Oil Resulting from Non-Monopoly

Under the control of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex)—Mexico’s State Run Oil Monopoly—oil production has declined to levels not seen since 1995. Fortunately for the people of Mexico, producers in the United States, operating in relative freedom, have, during that same time, massively increased their production of crude. Mexico may soon begin importing crude from the United States. More »

Burgess Laughlin: A Man who Made Progress

I just received the sad news that Burgess Laughlin has died. I had the pleasure of working with him on a couple of reviews he wrote for The Objective Standard. He was a good, thoughtful, benevolent man, who took ideas seriously, practiced the principles he recognized as true, and lived his life with purpose and verve. —Craig Biddle More »