The Territorial Assumption: Rationale for Conquest

THE TERRITORIAL ASSUMPTION: RATIONALE FOR CONQUEST CARL WATNER Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies? —St. Augustine, The City of God, Book IV, Chapter IV THE CLASSIC DEFINITION OF the State involves two elements: a coercive monopolization of defense services over a given geographic area, and the imposition of coercive revenue […]

A Biography of Roy A. Childs Jr.

The Story of Roy A. Childs Jr. (1949–1992) [Transcribed from the Libertarian Tradition podcast episode “Roy Childs, Jr.”] Roy Alan Childs Jr. was born January 4, 1949, in Buffalo, New York. Had he lived, he would have turned 62 years old about two weeks ago. He once told his close friend Joan Kennedy Taylor that he first became interested in […]

The Rational Optimist

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves By Matt Ridley Life is getting better—and at an accelerating rate. Food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down — all across the globe. Though the world is far from perfect, necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing; […]

Is There a Health Care Crisis?

 Lawrence W. Reed is the president of the Foundation for Economic Education. Reed previously served as the President of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for over two decades. In this lecture from an American Idea Seminar held by the Free Enterprise Institute in 1993, Reed describes the failures and successes of the American health […]

A Biography of Lawrence Reed

On September 1, 2008, Lawrence W. (Larry) Reed assumed the presidency of the Foundation for Economic Education, headquartered in Irvington, New York. After serving as President of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy for its first two decades, Reed became president emeritus of the Center upon assuming his duties as president of FEE. Reed holds a B.A. degree in Economics […]