Welcome to the Fall 2013 issue of The Objective Standard.
In the lead article, “The Roots of the IRS Scandal,” Steve Simpson exposes the fundamental causes of the Internal Revenue Service’s “closer scrutiny” of Tea Party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, identifying the constellation of laws that effectively authorized the IRS to target such groups, showing how these laws operate in practice, and shedding light on the deeper premises that support these laws and fuel their enforcement. If you care about freedom of speech, read this article and recommend it to your friends. It is the only explanation I’m aware of that goes to the roots of this scandal, making its causes crystal clear.
In “Nuclear Energy: The Safe, Clean, Cost-Effective Alternative,” Thomas Eiden first elucidates the nature of nuclear energy, explaining how nuclear power plants work, why nuclear power is safer and cleaner than other forms of energy production, and why the nuclear alternative could provide the industrial world with ample energy for millions of years; Eiden then dismantles several widely accepted myths propagated by anti-nuclear groups such as Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and the Natural Resource Defense Council.. . . Continue »