A More Perfect Union

08.01.2012  |  No Comments ››

There are certain documents that constitute the canon of the United States. Though we might disagree on the specific documents constituting this canon, we would ...

Liberty: The Best Idea in History

07.11.2010  |  1 Comment ››

 Good morning. I am honored to be here with you this morning, and I thank you and Reverend Searl for inviting me back this ...

Anti Pareto Policy

02.11.2007  |  No Comments ››

A classmate of mine asked an interesting question recently, and it inspired my response which follows. At root, this notion is a framework for ...

Binding the Invisible Hand

01.31.2007  |  No Comments ››

The idea of the Earth's Carrying Capacity necessarily involving more than just the amount of food we can produce can lead to some pretty depressing ...

Human Search Filters and the Wisdom of Science

01.03.2007  |  No Comments ››

The Internet is an impartial tool with which we can support our delusions of reality, or conversely build an objective and valid world-view.  The tendency ...

Recipe for State Success

12.28.2006  |  No Comments ››

Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates has a ski-resort.  It also has winter daytime temperatures in the 80's. It takes a huge amount of energy ...

Junto

10.15.2006  |  No Comments ››

Join a Junto in Oswego, IL Several friends and I love having discussions regarding philosophy, political science, natural science, sociology and other similarly meaty topics. ...

Trust and Security – Part 1 First National Bank and Trust

09.06.2006  |  1 Comment ››

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A Time for Partisanship

08.31.2006  |  No Comments ››

One of the low points in the level of appreciation I have for our Congress came February 12, 1999 when the Senate voted on the ...

Energy and Economics – Part 2: Knowledge is Power

08.28.2006  |  3 Comments ››

Introduction From the first embers of the first fires, to the lasers, rockets and televisions of the modern world, our eyes have been alight with the ...

Limits to the Federal Government – A Dialogue

08.03.2006  |  No Comments ››

Rob: When it comes to government, less is better Scott: If "less is better" regarding government, then surely "no government at all" would be perfect. ...

Three Assaults on Liberty

07.23.2006  |  No Comments ››

Improvements in scientific analysis and improvements in humanity’s knowledge-base of cause-and-effect relationships regarding the natural world translate neither obviously nor easily to the political and ...

A Passion for Democracy

07.23.2006  |  No Comments ››

Well, here we are. And there HE is. It's difficult for me to constrain my thoughts and express them cogently. In truth, ...

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