Archive for September 2009

Table Games and the Politics of Corruption

Jefferson County, WV. In December my county will hold a referendum to decide whether or not table games will be permitted at the local race track/slot machine palace. Only two years ago the same referendum was brought before the people who ...

Prospect of Gold

BURNED-OVER DISTRICT, NY—Via the Batavia Daily News, Tom Gahr’s lovely essay on walking in Batavia: http://thedailynewsonline.com/articles/2009/10/03/opinion/letters/5993934.txt

I Can’t Read My New Book

My new book is an anthology of writings on economic liberty. Unfortunately, I’m not actually able to read the published edition, since it is in Romanian. My co-editor, Dr. Ovidiu Hurdezeu, asked me to put this anthology together to in...

Notes from the Canal Zone

Claremont, CA. On the flight home, I read an issue of Delta Sky Magazine that listed the Panama Canal as one of “70 Wonders of the World.” The canal was listed, along with places like the Golden Gate Bridge and the ickily-nicknamed Chunnel,...

Localizing Health Care

Having found fault with Dr. Iliff’s admirable efforts, it is incumbent on me to show whether distributism has any real answers or practical plans. There can be no question that the health system is in need of reform. Some sign of thes...

Who Run Barter Town?

Above: The Empire State Building lit red and yellow in honor of sixty years of Chinese Communism. Below: What is really going on … “Say loud!”

Hitleresque?

FPR’s friend and contributor on his home blog: The way I see it, unless you’re a Friedmanesque fiscal conservative and genuinely believe that any possible health care reform which comes out of Washington DC will positively bankr...