To mark and celebrate this Constitution Day (marking the date in the year 1787 that delegates in Philadelphia signed the U.S. Constitution), posting answers to the Campaign for Liberty’s 2020 survey for federal candidates seems appropriate. Although my campaign did not receive the survey, it should come as no surprise that my answers to eachContinue reading “Campaign for Liberty candidate survey”
Perhaps you are familiar with the organization U.S. Term Limits, which advocates for the replacement of professional politicians with citizen legislators at all levels of government. You may also be familiar with the limits federal law imposes on political actors who become market actors. See “Understanding the Revolving Door: How Ethics Rules Apply to YourContinue reading “Service Limits — “We Can (All) Be Heroes””
Intellectual property laws generate excessive, monopoly profits and “royalties” to the holders of politically-privileged patents, licenses, and copyrighted materials, to the detriment of consumers. A recent example of this phenomenon occurred when consumers experienced a shortage of N95 masks, and intellectual property laws interfered with attempts to fill the need. Two chapters of Ken Schoolland’sContinue reading “Why repeal intellectual property laws?”
How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life? I love many of the ways in which various artists, cultural cantillators, and curators of the humanities have inspired, informed, amused, and challenged our society and its individual members. Unfortunately, state-sponsored initiatives undertaken in the name of the arts, culture and/or humanities are used toContinue reading “Utah Cultural Alliance survey”
A free market of choices, or crony capitalism/communism?
Following the non-aggression principle is the most ethical and practical way to live.