It’s been fashionable for some time to blame our parents for whatever our issue happens to be at the moment. Having just celebrated Father’s Day, I thought Paul Rosenberg does a marvelous job in his latest essay. He revisits parenthood, after a century of Freud and socialism.
We often tell ourselves that taxes and regulations are the “price we pay for living in a civilized society.” But is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Anthony Gill has a timely reminder about how the neighborhood lemonade stand is the classic example of free enterprise at work. For me it’s powerful motivation to stop and patronize these stands rather than driving by.
John Whitehead from the Rutherford Institute has been a voice of warning for a long time. His latest column on the FBI’s growing tendency to “save” us from plots that it has created is very eye-opening. Government shouldn’t be in the habit of creating crimes to justify its existence.
Remember how we comforted ourselves during the Covid stay-at-home orders with the idea that they were, somehow, saving lives? Turns out that a new study is showing that not only did those stay-at-home orders fail to save lives, they actually may have cost more lives. Brad Polumbo has the details.