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 ...


Reason : Companies Shouldn’t Have the Right To Veto Their Competition

June 16, 2023 | By JACK BROWN

Katie Chubb had an idea for a business. She noticed that hospitals in Augusta, Georgia, weren’t meeting the demand for birthing services. So she founded Augusta Birthing Center, a nonprofit, freestanding birth center that could offer a better experience at a lower price. But when she applied for a license to operate, the existing hospitals & ...


The Hill : DC government seeks to provide housing benefits based on race

March 27, 2023 | By JACK BROWN

Like the governments of many American cities, the District of Columbia apparently has embraced the notion that the government should provide benefits to people based on their skin color. Under the banner of providing “equitable outcomes,” the District has abandoned the principle of equality under the law in favor of a race-based approac ...


The right to earn a living is a fundamental right

February 22, 2023 | By JACK BROWN

When Frederick Douglass escaped slavery and got his first job as a free man in New Bedford, Massachusetts, he wrote about what the job meant to him: I was now my own master — a tremendous fact — and the rapturous excitement with which I seized the job, may not easily be understood, except by … ...


The Lord of the Rings and the corrupting influence of power

October 20, 2022 | By JACK BROWN

With the recent release of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime, there has never been a better time to revisit J. R. R. Tolkien’s original novel. At its core, the story is a lesson in how power can corrupt even the best of souls, as we see reflected in … ...


The Hill : California’s ‘privilege’-based curricula are at odds with American ideals

August 22, 2022 | By JACK BROWN

California’s schools increasingly are embracing the notion that students should be judged based on the color of their skin, rather than the content of their character. … ...