Editorials: S.T. Karnick

Giving Thanks for the Right to Retail

Retail stores are opening even earlier than usual for their annual Black Friday sales this year, in an intensifying competition for scarce consumer dollars.

The Real Lesson of Detroit: Change or Die

One thing that has become evident about Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing is  that the city’s problems, though dire, are by no means unique and are in fact  just a more extreme case of t

Why Margaret Thatcher Matters

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died today at the age of 87, and we here in the United States should take good note of her accomplishments.

Portrait of a Capitalist: PBS Show ‘Mr. Selfridge’

Premiering this week on Masterpiece Classic on PBS, Mr.

Shrinking Privacy Means Expanding Government

With all the important things going on in the world, it would be easy to overlook the recent news story titled "

A Defense of Loan Sharking

Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance in the UK has produced 

A Century of Milton Friedman

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, who played an indispensable role in making the case for market freedom and individual liberty in the

Obama's Surprising Tax Logic

Like many of his other public pronouncements, President Obama's recent comment about self-made wealthy people -- "If you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own" -- is a truism that ac

Bear Baloney

May 12, 2008 -- A Federal judge in California last month ordered the Interior Department to decide by this Friday whether to list polar bears as a threatened species because of global warming.

Nanny State Chastises Mothers

Under the guise of loving children more than their own mothers do, local authorities are becoming increasingly intrusive in regulating individual behavior (“Depression common for pregnant smokers,”