Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Consumers' Sovereignty and Natural vs. Contrived Scarcities

One of the great myths about the capitalist system is the presumption that businessmen make profits at the expense of the consumers and workers in society.

It's an Ice Age for Sure

Some say in ice.

NOAA AND NASA-GISS, 'You Have Done Enough'

On January 16, 2015, Associated Press Science Writer 

Opinion Poll Shows Climate Change Matters (Sort of)

A new poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University, and Resources for the Future sheds more heat than light on the public’s attitudes towards climate c

Why U.S Education No Longer Needs the Government

At the end of the 19th century, when most communities in the United States were still built around agrarian economies and the average American spent most of his or her day working in a factory, mil

Robbing Your Wallet: Low Gas Prices Mean Big Tax Increases

When President Barack Obama first took office in January 2009, thenational average gas price was $1.95,&nbsp

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Is America Still On F.A. Hayek's "Road to Serfdom"?

A little more than seventy years ago, on March 10, 1944, there appeared in Great Britain one of the most amazing and influential political books of the twentieth century, The Road to Serfd

NIH Funding Stifles Tobacco Harm Reduction Research and Support in Academia

As a pathologist working at two large medical centers, I have studied the effects of smoking on health for over 20 years. I’ve published scores of papers on the impressive benefits of switchin

How School Choice Could Come Back To Bite Republicans In The Butt

The new Republican-led Senate is moving extremely quickly to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the nation’s most expensive and comprehensive K-12 education law.

Who’ll Stop the Rain? Not Bill Nye

The great John Fogerty classic was a testament to bad news and deception that seemed to be coming from all angles.