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00:07 Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts. I’m Trevor Burris. 00:09 Aaron Powell: And I’m Aaron Powell. 00:10 Trevor Burrus: Joining us today is Michael C. Munger, Professor of Political Science at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. His new book, a collection of essays, is called Is...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetJeffrey Tucker mourns the passing of the great Wall Street Journal editor and columnist George Melloan. A slice: It didn’t surprise me at all that Melloan was an anti-lockdowner. He was an old-school liberal who believed “markets are like Mother Nature, not to be messed...

What if I told you that some people were better than others? I don’t mean better at tennis or better at singing or better at math.  I mean a better breed of person, entitled by nature to exercise authority over you.  I’m guessing you would reject...

Editorial note: this essay originally appeared in the Des Moines Register, Sept 1990, and a revised version in The Key Reporter, 60 (2, Winter 1994-1995): 1-3. It serves as a helpful reminder of where this country was 30 years ago. The headlines make it hard not...