By Jeffrey A. Tucker It was the 17th year for the Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, New Hampshire, held at the Rogers Campground. It was an unusually spirited, emotional, and powerful gathering this time, mostly because it took place in defiance of the fear-based culture that politicians and the media have been spreading for months. Hey, if Woodstock could take place … [Read more...] about Broadway Closed but Porcfest Stayed Open
By Veronique de Rugy I am always amazed by the faith that people have in government. Scour the newspaper any day of the week and you will read stories detailing the many failures of the federal, state, and local governments or agencies, and of their stupendous ability to commit the same mistakes over and over again. Yet these agencies are the one that people turn to in times … [Read more...] about Surrounded by Government Failure, Why Do People Still Believe?
By Jon Miltimore The author Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957) once observed that one of the downsides of the modern age is that humans are ill-equipped to resist an endless onslaught of messaging (the “incessant battery of words, words, words.”) Literacy had expanded but the tools of reason, logic, and deduction were being lost even as humans were being exposed to mass media and … [Read more...] about 21 Nonconformity Quotes to Help You Resist the Crowd
By Kerry McDonald On Monday, I debated the Harvard professor who proposes a “presumptive ban” on homeschooling. Thousands of viewers tuned in to watch the live, online discussion hosted by the Cato Institute. With 1,000 submitted audience questions, the 90-minute webinar only scratched the surface of the issue about who is presumed to know what is best for children: parents … [Read more...] about 5 Things I Learned Debating the Harvard Prof Who Called for a “Presumptive Ban” on Homeschooling
By Simon Black, Sovereign Man It was only a few generations ago that most people spent their entire lives within a few miles of where they were born. They grew up, lived, worked, and retired, all in the same place. And that was normal. Travel and relocation didn’t really become commonplace until after World War II. But even then, the most common reason people moved was … [Read more...] about One Weird Sign of Trouble in the Banking Sector