Argues, via a mountain of evidence, that the ultimate purpose of central banking is not to “correct market failures” or “prevent financial crises” or the like, but to finance fiscally profligate governments and welfare states.
Surveys various problems inherent in focusing on the non-essential characteristic of government’s size rather than on the truly essential characteristic of whether and to what extent government protects or violates individual rights.
Debates the question, “Christianity: Good or Bad for Mankind?” D’Souza defends Christianity while Bernstein defends Objectivism, the philosophy that holds the requirements of human life as the standard of moral value.
Mr. Natelson discusses state-driven amendments to restrain federal spending, the processes of proposing and passing or rejecting such amendments, the safeguards in place for preventing a “runaway convention” that might fundamentally alter the U.S. Constitution, and more.
Andrew Bernstein reviews Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
Earl Parson reviews FrackNation, written and directed by Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney, and Magdalena Segieda.
Daniel Wahl reviews Jiro Dreams of Sushi, directed by David Gelb.
Ari Armstrong reviews Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure, by Randy Simmons.
Daniel Wahl reviews The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills, by Daniel Coyle.
Joseph Kellard reviews The Island at the Center of the World, by Russell Shorto.
Craig Biddle introduces the Spring 2013 issue.
Dan Norton and Jenne Hiigel write letters in support of C. Bradley Thompson's article, "The New Abolitionism: Why Education Emancipation is the Moral Imperative of Our Time."