1988
October 12

The Labor Theory of Value (an analysis)

by Donald C. Ernsberger edited by Jarret Wollstein At the heart of economic theory is the concept of value. What gives an article value? Is it something inherent in an object, or is it some other factor? Does value derive...

October 12

Privatization: Providing Better Services With Lower Taxes

by Robert Poole, Jr. All around the world, government services and enterprises are being shifted into the private sector via a phenomenon known as privatization. In Britain, nationalized industries such as British Airways and Jaguar have been returned to investor-ownership...

1991
February 12

Jobs For Everyone, Without Minimum Wage Laws

by Mark Tier Some years ago, on a ferry crossing Hong Kong’s harbor (before the communist takeover), I struck up a conversation with a black musician from Seattle, who told me how much he preferred Hong Kong to the States. What...

May 12

Gun Control, Patriotism and Civil Disobedience

by Jacob G. Hornberger The State of California recently enacted a law which requires owners of semiautomatic weapons to register their guns with the state. But when the law went into effect, thousands of California gun owners, although risking a...

1993
October 12

The Pollution Solution

by Dr. Mary J. Ruwart We all want a safe, pollution-free environment – and with hope in our hearts many of us have turned to government rules and regulations to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the horrors of...

October 12

We Can Have Affordable Health Care

by Jarret B. Wollstein Affordable medical care is now a major concern for most Americans. Nearly 80% agree that our “health care system is headed toward a crisis because of rising costs.” In the last five years, the cost of...

1994
October 12

Immigration: An Open or Closed Door?

by Geoffrey Erikson The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose...

1995
October 12

Will You Be Safer If Guns Are Banned?

by David Kopel & Jarret B. Wollstein “Violence is out of control. Guns are a major cause. They all should be banned – the sooner the better.” That’s what many Americans seem to believe. As a result, a nationwide movement to...

1997
May 12

In Pursuit of Liberty

by Jarret B. Wollstein We are living in exciting times. From the Soviet Union, to Cuba, to East Germany, totalitarian socialism is crumbling and human liberty is advancing throughout the world. With little more than their bare hands and raw...

July 12

Revoking The Governments License to Kill

The Case For Abolishing Sovereign Immunity Laws by Jarret B. Wollstein On March 26, 1994, 75-year-old Reverend Acelynne Williams was sitting in his living room in Boston, when 13 men with sledgehammers broke down his front door. Screaming as they...

October 9

Democracy vs. Freedom

by Jarret Wollstein “Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and conflict; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent...

October 12

Libertarianism: The Path to Peace, Prosperity and Freedom

by Jarret Wollstein Would you like to live in a society of peace, prosperity and freedom? Would you like to earn a lot more money than your parents, be free to do whatever you want so long as it doesn’t...

November 12

End Tax Slavery Now

WE MUST END TAX SLAVERY NOW! by Jarret B. Wollstein Out-of-control taxes and regulations are crippling America. According to current federal budget projections, within 15 years the government will take 70% of your income directly in taxes.  America will look like...

December 12

The Endangered Middle Class

  Why millions of Americans are on the verge of bankruptcy despite a “booming” economy by Jarret B. Wollstein On the surface, America’s economy is in great shape. Unemployment and inflation are reportedly low. Corporate profitability is at record levels. The...

December 12

Government Schools in Crisis

by George L. O’Brien edited by Geoffrey Erikson The tax-supported “public school”system is in trouble. There are chronic problems with discipline, mounting violence, declining test scores, and administrative costs spiraling out of control. Government schools continue to graduate functional illiterates, and...

December 12

Just Say No to Extortion Futures!

Why buying government bonds is a bad investment for yourself, and our future by James R. Elwood Most people think that buying government bonds is the safest investment you can make, and that the money is used for beneficial purposes. The...

1998
January 12

The Looting of America (Civil Asset Forfeiture)

How over 200 Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Enable Police to Confiscate Your Home, Bank Accounts & Business Without Trial by Jarret B. Wollstein “A police dog scratched at your luggage, so we’re confiscating your life savings and you’ll never get...

May 9

The Disaster of International Foreign Aid Programs

by Ken Schoolland FEAST AND FAMINE: An Age of Irony Conscience money, popularly known as “foreign aid”, cannot undo the harm that is done to developing countries by the trade and agricultural policies of industrial nations. While millions of people...

May 12

To Create Order, Remove the Planner

by Sheldon Richman Unplanned Order Which came first, the chicken of economics or the egg of economic action? Did the discipline of economics precede the object of its interest? The obvious answer is no. To say yes would be like...

June 9

Creating a Successful Libertarian Outreach Organization

by Jarret Wollstein WHY START A LIBERTARIAN OUTREACH GROUP? First, because it’s fun and emotionally-rewarding. Libertarians like to associate with other libertarians – as friends, lovers, business associates, and activity-partners. Starting a group and holding regular meetings makes it easier...

June 12

How To Sell Liberty

by Jarret Wollstein Why Liberty Must Be Sold In folklore, to succeed all you need to do is come up with a great idea or product. “Invent a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.”...

August 12

It’s Time To End Social Security

Why the System is Bankrupt – and How We Can Replace It by George L. O’Brien edited by Mark Valverde and James R. Elwood      “If the US government were required to keep its books the way businesses are required to keep...

October 27

¿Libre Comercio o Proteccionismo?

Razones en contra de las restricciones comerciales por Vincent H. Miller y James R. Elwood traducido por Alberto Mansueti El señuelo del proteccionismo El argumento en pro del llamado “proteccionismo” (que algunos llaman comercio “justo” o “leal”) puede sonar atractivo...

1999
September 12

Is Your Freedom In Danger: Destruction of the Bill of Rights

by Jarret B. Wollstein What defines the character of America and makes this country a good place to live? For over 200 years, our prosperity and liberty had been the envy of much of the world. But prosperity is inseparable...

September 12

Juries: New Hope for Freedom: Fully Informed Juries

by Larry Dodge & Don Doig edited by Mark Valverde & Larry Dodge “For more than six hundred years – that is, since Magna Carta, in 1215, there has been no clearer principle of English or American constitutional law, than that,...

October 9

Death by Regulation: The Price We Pay for the FDA

by  Dr. Mary J. Ruwart   A Matter of Life and Death Have you lost a loved one to breast cancer recently? If so, you probably wished with all your heart that your sister, mother, or wife had detected it earlier....

October 12

Freedom of Speech Under Siege

by Jarret B. Wollstein “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”      Voltaire No right is more fundamental than freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech you can’t communicate your ideas and...

October 12

The Green Gestapo

by Jarret Wollstein For the “crime” of cleaning up his own property without a federal permit, the EPA charged him with 41 violations of the Clean Water Act. According to the EPA, water retained in decaying tires and rusty ditches...

2000
January 12

New Declaration of Independence

NEW DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE by Vincent H. Miller & Jarret B. Wollstein Two hundred years ago our ancestors signed a document which forever changed the course of history: the Declaration of Independence. That document severed the bonds of Colonial America...

March 12

The Swiss Cantonal System: A Model democracy

by Frances Kendall In this, the first of the “ISIL Solutions” series, we examine the “Swiss model” of government – a highly-decentralized system which Swiss economist Robert Nef more accurately describes as an “ongoing experiment” than a “model.” The concepts...

2001
June 9

The Causes of Aggression

by Jarret B. Wollstein We live in a world which often seems more violent with every passing day. Terrorist bombings, school-yard massacres, war, and atrocities fill news headlines. At times it even seems that humanity has a collective death wish. Human...

June 12

The Hidden War On Your Privacy

How government secretly spies on you, your children and your finances . . . and uses that information to control you. by Jarret B. Wollstein There is a hidden war on your privacy. If you’re like most Americans, you probably...

June 12

Juries: A History of Jury Nullification

“If a juror accepts as the law that which the judge states, then that juror has accepted the exercise of absolute authority of a government employee and has surrendered a power and right that once was the citizen’s safeguard of...

June 12

Seven Great Ways to Protect Your Privacy Freedom

by Jarret Wollstein Ron Paul – the only true libertarian in Congress – gives this answer to the question, “What is the relationship of privacy to freedom?” “Privacy is freedom. Leave us alone!” Unfortunately, Paul is one of the few...

August 12

Ending Our Drug Nightmare: A Humane Solution That Will Make Our Streets Safe

by Jarret B. Wollstein America is living through a drug nightmare. Up to 80% of street assaults, murders and burglaries are drug-related. Drug gangs have spread their power to every city and town. Many police have been corrupted, courts are overcrowded,...

2002
May 9

Dictatorship at Your Doorstep: Why ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Laws Threaten You

by James R. Elwood & Jarret B. Wollstein May 2002 “I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people, and the West in general, into an unbearable hell and a...

2007
October 9

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: What Does It Affirm?

by Wendy McElroy Last week I learned that a friend had been passed over for tenure at an ivy-league school. He had been teaching at the university for several years and was immensely popular – not only with the students but...