Showing posts with label private. Show all posts
Showing posts with label private. Show all posts

Brian Hyde: Scouting's Connection To Personal Freedom

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy.   This is especially true when a matter of conscience requires standing up to the crowd. For years, the Boy Scouts of America have been under relentless social pressure to begin admitting openly homosexual scouts and leaders into the organization. Recently, the BSA undertook a confidential two-  ... MORE

David Harsanyi: Create Wealth, Not Jobs

Free the private sector. Soon after the president dropped his ill-advised "the private sector is doing fine" gaffe, White House press secretary Jay Carney scolded the media for failing to frame the comment in the proper "context." Which is weird, because the context is the worst part. Yes, government "creates" jobs, often out of thin air. The   ... MORE

Mike Kimel: Libertarians And Privacy

Invasions of privacy, public and private.   Over at EconLog, David Henderson berates a fellow libertarian on the difference between Facebook at the Census.  But let's grant, for the sake of this discussion, that FB is quite contemptuous of privacy and that the Census Bureau is less so. Here's the difference. Every single person who signs up with Facebook  ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Free People Vs Government

Property Rights And The Religion Of Control Freaks

by Jonathan DuHamel.  Individual rights are inseparable from property rights. The United States of America is the most prosperous nation on the planet because the land contains abundant natural resources and the people have been free to use those resources to create wealth. Those rights have been increasingly diminished by the environmental movement and  ... MORE

Jeff Jacoby: Freedom Of Association, Even For Augusta Ntl

In America, private clubs are allowed to exist. Now that the 2012 Masters Tournament is over, the hounds of political correctness have stopped baying at Augusta National Golf Club over its membership policies. The gender-grievance industry is moving on, looking for a new target to harangue. Yet as the Augusta National brouhaha recedes, there are  ... MORE

P. Wolf & R. Maranto: Evidence That Vouchers Work

Competition increases student achievement. School vouchers have stalled in the Pennsylvania legislature, and President Obama's budget proposes to end the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which allows children from low-income families to attend private schools with government aid. This is despite a U.S. Department of Education  ... MORE

Robert Poole: Fixing America's Freeways

Reinventing our expressways, one lane at a time.   If you work anywhere in America outside of New York City, chances are you drive to work. That means you battle congestion twice every weekday. Rest assured that it’s not your imagination: traffic is much worse than it used to be.  The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), which has been measuring the cost ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Kodak And The Post Office

Why government works so poorly.   The news that Eastman Kodak is preparing to file for bankruptcy, after being the leading photographic company in the world for more than a hundred years, truly marks the end of an era. The skills required to use the cameras and chemicals required by the photography of the mid-19th century were far beyond those of   ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - School Choice = Better Schools

Politicians claim to want better schools, but do they actually vote for them? 

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Market Failure

Market failure is bad, government failure is worse.

Thomas Sowell: Different Decisions

Two unrelated news stories on the same day show the contrast between government decisions and private decisions. Under the headline "Foreclosed Homes Sell at Big Discounts," USA Today reported that banks were selling the homes they foreclosed on, at discounts of 38 percent in Tennessee to 41 percent in Illinois and Ohio. Banks in general try to get rid of the homes they  ... MORE