Unintended Consequences

In our fear of the fanatical zealots of violent bent many ignored the warning of the Sage of the American Revolution, who told us that those who would give up liberty for a sense of security deserve and get neither.  Then there are, also, those who...

Income redistribution is it - - -

A. an expression of greed B. an expression of covetousness C. an expression envy D. a combination of all of the above In 1850, the philosopher Frederic Bastiat published a pamphlet entitled "The Law".  In the section entitled 'A Fatal...

A path already explored

Step 1:  Have a horrific event which revolts a majority of the people about the violence man is capable of doing. Step 2: Determine that if the tools that are used that do the perceived most damage are controlled we would be less vulnerable. ...

Follow the Crowd?

I don't think so! The following are exerpts from the philosopher Gustave le Bon written at the end of the 19th Century, the beginning of the "Progressive Era" of thought.  It comes from  beginning of the third chapter of his work "The Crowd, Study...