I have deep respect for the folks who can take complicated topics and distill them down to the basic principles at stake. Donald J. Boudreaux has a marvelous analogy of how the modern economy works. It’s worth a read.
Exercising your free speech should be simple enough, right? Unfortunately, in our highly litigious society, defamation lawsuits are becoming a common tactic of government employees who wish to use lawfare against people who publicly complain against them. Ryan McMacken explains how these lawsuits are being used to stifle free speech.
California has definitely been one of the harshest practitioners of gun control among the states. Now a federal judge has overturned California’s so-called assault weapons ban more than 32 years after it was first enacted. The judge calls the policy a “failed experiment” that violates the individual right to keep and bear arms. It’ll be interesting to see where this goes.
Freedom is hardly a passing fad but there are plenty of would-be rulers who’d like us to think that it is. Ethan Yang explores the ancient desire for freedom among humankind and how the efforts of those who came before us have given us solid ground upon which to stand.