Brits overwhelmingly give a “thumbs up” to fracking

by Robert Maynard A technology know as “hydraulic fracking”, which makes it possible for more energy resources to be extrated from a given site, appears to be wildly popular overseas.  Acoording to a Sun online poll, 71% of respondants in Britain support going forward using this procedure to help with their energy issues: SHALE gas…

Healthcare and the Law of Diminishing Returns

by Robert Maynard John Goodman of the Independent Institute has raised the question of why we do  ot apply the law of dimishing returns to the issue of heath care.  After all, we do apply the notion to food, clothing and shelter, so why not health care?  Here in an exerpt from his piece in…

The IRS faces a lawsuit from 41 conservative groups

by Robert Maynard A coalition of 41 different conservative organizations,  included Tea Party groups and a Pro-Life group, is suing the IRS for targeting them.  The following excerpt if from a Life News article: The American Center for Law and Justice today filed an amended lawsuit in federal court adding an additional 16 Tea Party…

Privatizing the welfare state

by Robert Maynard Liberty activists have often noted that the welfare state does more to lock people into a permanent underclass than it does to alleviate poverty.  The logical, but politically challenging, way to solve the problem of a welfare state that does not elevate the poor out of poverty is to privatize it.  Proposals…