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  • The Left’s Limits on Free Speech

    The Left’s Limits on Free Speech

    The contemporary legal and political Left values political free speech only insofar as it leads to collective action.

    The recent Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission showcases two distinct philosophical approaches to the First Amendment’s protection of the freedom of speech — ...

  • Ron Wyden: Free Trader?

    Ron Wyden: Free Trader?

    Senator Wyden has recently begun to clarify where he will attempt to take trade policy: it’s a mixed bag of attitudes ...

    It’s a new ball game in the Senate on trade: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), who has succeeded Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana), as chairman of the Finance Committee, seems understandably ...

  • Taking Religion Seriously

    Taking Religion Seriously

    A good way to jar yourself out of unreflective atheism is to read about contemporary science.

    The following is an excerpt from Charles Murray’s new book, The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life. ...

  • U.S. Leadership Rating Rises. Huh?

    U.S. Leadership Rating Rises. Huh?

    The objective of foreign policy is to secure the defined interests of the United States. It may appear to be easier to ...

    Strange indeed are the results of the annual Gallup survey of U.S. leadership. The massive survey, mainly conducted face to face, asked roughly 1,000 people in each of 130 countries, “Do you ...

  • How to Fairly Tax Families

    How to Fairly Tax Families

    Based on fairness concerns, there’s a strong case for making the tax system more marriage neutral by shifting to ...

    In his 2015 budget proposal, President Obama called for expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for workers without children. Currently, that program heavily favors parents relative to ...

  • Absurdities at the IRS

    Absurdities at the IRS

    Under tax law, stolen property, bribes, kickbacks, and income from other illegal activities must be counted as income. ...

    As Tax Day approaches and social media goes wild with messages extolling animosity towards the IRS, one would do well to remember the glory days of the IRS as an agent of good. In 1930s Chicago, ...

  • When Setting Tax Policy, Don’t Forget About Long-Run Growth

    When Setting Tax Policy, Don’t Forget About Long-Run Growth

    Neither party will always welcome estimates of how their proposals affect long-run growth. But the American people ...

    Last Friday, the House of Representatives took a sensible step to counteract the short-run focus that too often drives tax and budget policy decisions. The House voted 224-182 to pass H.R. 1874, the ...

  • Dr. Murray's Guide to Getting Ahead

    Dr. Murray's Guide to Getting Ahead

    Charles Murray’s new book addresses topics ranging from the specifics of day-to-day workplace behavior to the ultimate ...

    Hi chuck, How r u. Just read ur new book its literally great. Your like so smart and its so cool of you to share so much uninterested advice with young people that will probably impact their of ...

  • The Death of Money

    The Death of Money

    The prospect of the dollar failing, and the international monetary system with it, looks increasingly inevitable. The ...

    Few Americans in our time recall that the dollar nearly ceased to function as the world’s reserve currency in 1978. That year the Federal Reserve dollar index declined to a distressingly low ...

  • LNG Exports: 'A Good-Faith Test' for President Obama

    LNG Exports: 'A Good-Faith Test' for President Obama

    For the environmental Left, pursuit of their policy goals requires neither consistency nor evidence.

    The heat is on. The environmental Left is on the attack, and the target now is not ExxonMobil, or the Kochs, or the Keystone XL pipeline, or fossil fuels, or the efforts of the world’s ...

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Taking Religion Seriously By Charles Murray 04/18/2014
A good way to jar yourself out of unreflective atheism is to read about contemporary science.
The Left’s Limits on Free Speech By Michael M. Rosen 04/23/2014
The contemporary legal and political Left values political free speech only insofar as it leads to ...
Dr. Murray's Guide to Getting Ahead By Stan A. Veuger 04/10/2014
Charles Murray’s new book addresses topics ranging from the specifics of day-to-day workplace ...
The Death of Money By James Rickards 04/09/2014
The prospect of the dollar failing, and the international monetary system with it, looks increasingly ...
LNG Exports: 'A Good-Faith Test' for President Obama By Benjamin Zycher 04/08/2014
For the environmental Left, pursuit of their policy goals requires neither consistency nor evidence.
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