Archive | October, 2011

The Key to Prosperity is Liberty

The surest way to decrease the quality of a product or service, and to increase its price, is to give the government monopoly control of it. We tend to think the state is indispensable — a “necessary evil” — and have a hard time imagining our existence without it. But that’s only because we’ve never […]

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"Opposite Day" in Fairfax County

“Daddy makes mistakes. We tried our best. I made a mistake by not knowing enough.” via Treehouse faces demolition in dispute with Fairfax County – WTOP.com. TAL Commentary: Mark Grapin did something every dad should admire — he built a treehouse for his two growing boys. But his dealings with the government turned into an […]

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In Loco Parentis — The State's Abrogation of Parenthood

California Gov. Jerry Brown stepped into the middle of a debate over parental rights Sunday by signing legislation giving children 12 or older the power to consent to medical care involving the prevention of sexually transmitted disease. via New law lets 12-year-olds consent to preventive care for STDs – latimes.com. TAL Commentary: Who needs parents? […]

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