I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts
~ From the Farewell Address of President Ronald Reagan, delivered from the Oval Office on January 11, 1989 Continue reading
Recently W. Cecil Steward, dean emeritus of the UNL College of Architecture (Lincoln, Nebraska) launched what can only be described as a diatribe against a talk I gave recently in Lincoln. My topic was Sustainable Development and how it is transforming out nation. In his article, Mr. Steward, rather than provide any substance on the issue, prefers instead, to use words designed to paint me as an extremist playing on people’s fear.
“Historian Stephen Davies names three persistent myths about the Great Depression. Myth #1: Herbert Hoover was a laissez-faire president, and it was his lack of action that lead to an economic collapse. Davies argues that in fact, Hoover was a very interventionist president, and it was his intervening in the economy that made matters worse. Myth #2: The New Deal ended the Great Depression. Davies argues that the New Deal actually made matters worse. In other countries, the Great Depression ended much sooner and more quickly than it did in the United States. Myth #3: World War II ended the Great Depression. Continue reading
The Farewell Address of George Washington, the first president and the only unanimously elected president in the history of the United States. Continue reading
My positions on issues are often chastised and praised in equal measure by people holding various extreme left and right views. I sometimes wonder whether my sociopolitical philosophy makes me a societal and political outcast., or perhaps a subscriber to an emergent, mainstream sociopolitical philosophy. Continue reading