Blog author: jcarter
Monday, August 27, 2012
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HHS Mandate “Serious” Threat to Religious Liberty
Ken McIntyre, The Foundry

Are the concerns of religious employers about a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) simply a matter of getting “all worked up over nothing,” a new video asks, as the Obama Administration suggests?

When Liberals Misread Bastiat
Sheldon Richman, Reason

Slate’s Matt Yglesias furnishes the latest example of “vulgar liberalism.”

Why the Gold Standard Is the World’s Worst Economic Idea, in 2 Charts
Matthew O’Brien, The Atlantic

Whether it’s 1896 or 2012, it doesn’t make sense to crucify our economy on a cross of gold.

Hayek’s Serfdom: Fifty Years Later
Ralph E. Ancil, The Imaginative Conservative

In the present political and economic circumstances of the United States, the difficulty of attaining true liberty should have made us all covetous of it long ago. Instead, we seem to have whitewashed the fence that keeps liberty out while congratulating ourselves we were doing something worthwhile.


  • housewar

    In reference to the article on gold:
    http://bastiat.mises.org/2012/08/cnbcs-carney-on-the-chimera-of-price-stability/

    “if you are going to attempt an intellectual assault on the gold standard, you can’t just point to price instability in the 1920s. The Austrians have been here before you—and they understand the period much better. And, more importantly, the value of a gold standard does not hinge on price stability in the first place. “

    • Roger McKinney

      Journalists seem to compete to advertise their ignorance of economics and the gold standard. The simplest thing to say about the Atlantic article is that every sentence is factually incorrect. But I’m tire of arguing with gold haters; I have seen few people so determined to remain ignorant as they are.