Freedom of speech, expression, and the press is a distinctive mark of civilization. It distinguishes — and indicates the degree of civilization achieved among — the nations of the world. Nations that valued the Enlightenment traditions of the likes of… Read More ›
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Death and Taxes In 1789 Benjamin Franklin wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I beg to differ. Unlike the certainty of death which is imposed by nature, taxes are entirely man-made… Read More ›
This is the continuation of the previous piece on the government creating and profiting from conflict. This piece was originally published at Niti Central on Dec 3rd. Here it is, for the record.
Alright, time to get down to some serious work. The weekend is here and I have places to go, people to meet. And of course I have to get back to reading and writing. So while I do that, here’s… Read More ›
I. UC Berkeley My alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, is an extraordinary place. It consistently ranks among the top few universities in the world. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked it fourth overall—behind Harvard, Stanford and… Read More ›