“Public service” sounds like sacrifice: lower pay, fewer benefits, longer hours in a lousy job. This myth must be jettisoned before government can ever shrink. The greatest “special interests” fighting for a larger and larger state aren’t in the private sector–they’re in the government, and they’re called public sector unions. Here’s some useful information USA [...]
On Wednesday, I wrote about how EPA had released their new performance standards for coal-fired power plants that in essence will lead to the death of the coal industry. EPA is regulating greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), even without any statute approved by Congress that grants them the authority to do so. Instead, they just seized [...]
But, who would take care of the roads! Or the airports! Or the [insert state-monopolized capital asset here]! And that’s where someone asks you a question that is impossible to answer. The Statist Roads Argument (SRA) rears its silly head.
If someone asks you how a pencil is made, I’ve come to realize [...]
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Three centuries ago, in a land 3,000 miles away, a revolution in reason began known as The Age of Enlightenment. Apropos our gathering here today, it is also called the Age of Reason, or in the descriptor of great German philosopher Immanuel Kant—Sapere Aude!—dare to know! “Have the [...]
In a rare move, the Supreme Court has allocated 6 hours of oral argument spread over three days to the case of Health and Human Services v. Florida–the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act, commonly called “ObamaCare.” SCOTUS will hear arguments from Monday March 26 to Wednesday March 28.
Day 1: The Anti-Injunction [...]
“This was the moment,” candidate Obama proclaimed after winning his party’s nomination, “when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” When he assumed office, President Obama attempted to act on that promise and regulate greenhouse gas emissions. On June 26, 2009, the House of Representatives passed the American [...]
We attended the 2012 Reason Rally last Saturday on the mall in Washington, DC, where 20,000 skeptics, atheists, and free thinkers braved the rain to listen to a great lineup of speakers, including the Mythbusters’ Adam Savage. This is the full text of his speech, and you can watch the video below.
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