Property rights in Jamestown : Bowling and starving in the New World

November 30, 2023 | By JAMES BURLING

A few miles from Williamsburg, Virginia, there is a wonderful museum dedicated to the Jamestown Colony. Along the banks of the James River, the museum boasts a re-creation of the stockades, living and work quarters, a few early colony ships, and all those things that make up a colony of settlers in a brand New … ...


The Center Square : In public contracting, fixing discrimination with more discrimination isn’t the answer

November 29, 2023 | By ERIN WILCOX

Since the Supreme Court put an end to college affirmative action programs last summer, many have been wondering what’s next. Employment? Military academies? Public contracting? All three, it turns out. But nothing highlights the absolute failures of racial preferences more than a new lawsuit in Houston challenging the city’s nearly 40-y ...


The Founders hated Old World justice. Agency adjudication brings it back.

November 28, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Sitting on the stone-cold floor and staring out of the bars of his cell in the Tower of London, Thomas Cromwell awaited his execution. Cromwell had faithfully served King Henry VIII for over a decade and had earned an earldom for helping the King with his infamous marital life. And yet, here he sat with … ...


Protecting 1st Amendment rights also protects economic freedom and prosperity

November 15, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The right to free expression and the right to earn a living go hand in hand. Entrepreneurship allows creatives to reject the stereotype of the starving artist by turning their artistic talent into a financially viable career. So when the government restricts the right of entrepreneurs to freely express themselves through art, it also restricts  ...


The Detroit News : Drone ban flies in the face of entrepreneurship and rights

November 10, 2023 | By ANDREW QUINIO

Mike Yoder, founder of Drone Deer Recovery Inc., is an entrepreneur. He saw a problem and came up with a innovative solution. Yoder founded his business in October 2022 to help hunters locate their downed game using advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). Wounded deer and other game run off a significant distance after a hunt, … ...


Washington Examiner : Biden’s proposed environmental rule would force bad California policy onto everyone

November 09, 2023 | By MARK MILLER

“What in the world is President Joe Biden thinking?” That’s what we asked ourselves when we saw the White House Council on Environmental Quality, or CEQ, had proposed a new environmental rule that would slow, if not stop altogether, the federal permitting of major infrastructure and energy projects that are necessary for our count ...


American Habits : How unelected bureaucrats undermine the people’s representatives

November 08, 2023 | By DANIEL DEW

Laws are not self-executing. The usefulness of a law depends on it being faithfully carried out. For that reason, legislators often rely on information from government bureaucrats. Unfortunately, many times our policymakers’ efforts are tripped up when bureaucrats provide misleading information or just flat out refuse to follow the law. Thir ...


California Globe : Alameda County Clings to Discriminatory Legacy for Government Contracts

November 04, 2023 | By JACK BROWN

Frederick Douglass, the American abolitionist and freedom fighter, fought tirelessly for equality under the law. In an 1857 speech condemning the Supreme Court’s thoroughly racist and ahistorical Dred Scott decision, he called for an America that keeps the promise stated expressly in the Declaration of Independence. “He used his platfor ...


A muralist fights for free expression and economic liberty in Texas

November 01, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The visionary artist Andy Warhol once said, “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” It’s true: Art that dazzles the senses for one may not excite another. But thanks to the freedom of expression recognized by the First Amendment, even if someone cannot see the beauty in art, they have no right to … ...