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Why the Titanic Is Sinking

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A Busybody Behind Every Tree

Regulation Isn't Why Trees Thrive in Takoma Park
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JULY 02, 2010

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The Welfare State Kills Children

Privatize adoption.
MARCH 16, 2010

On February 22 a court in suburban Washington, D.C., passed judgment in one of the most horrendous cases of child abuse in modern times.

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A Health-Insurance Criminal Pleads His Case

Why I will ignore the mandate
NOVEMBER 16, 2009

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The "Watchful Eye" Fallacy

Government Regulators Can't Rise Above the Human Limitations that Apply to Everyone Else
MAY 21, 2009

Because they are made of the same human stuff, it is unreasonable to expect government officials to correct errors being made in the marketplace. A look at the market failures Obama alluded to in his speech bears this out. Take the speculative bubble in housing. Did senators see the danger before the rest of us and pass laws to limit the purchase of real estate? Of course not. They participated in the housing boom along with everyone else.

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Savoring "Three Cups of Tea": An Essay on the Future of Politics

Voluntarism, Not Interventionism, Is the Way to Make the World a Better Place
APRIL 01, 2008

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Volunteer Railways in Britain

How Voluntarism Successfully Provides a Public Service sans Socialism or Capitalism
JANUARY 01, 2008

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Hurrah for Voluntary Art!

Art Can Succeed Without Taxpayer Funding
MAY 01, 2005

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Scotland: The Bitter Taste of Independence

Big Governments with Ludicrous Promises Kill Dreams
MAY 01, 2004

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A Philanthropist Goes to Washington

Ruth Lilly's $120 Million Donation to Americans for the Arts is Hardly Philanthropic
MAY 01, 2003

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Why Children Are Dying in the Nation's Capital

D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency Is Shockingly Incompetent
MARCH 01, 2002

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Do Regulators Know What They're Doing?

Next Time You See a Code, Take a Closer Look
AUGUST 01, 2001
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