The birthday of a bad idea

May 12, 2015 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

A rotten idea was born 82 years ago today called the Agricultural Adjustment Act. Like many New Deal policies, the Act worsened the Great Depression and struck a blow to liberty. … ...


The flawed freedom

January 06, 2015 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

Today in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a landmark speech known as the “Four Freedoms.”  The speech focuses on the looming threat of world war, but he concludes by listing four freedoms that he deemed essential.  FDR’s first two freedoms, freedom of speech and of worship, broke no new ground.  The fourth, � ...