Archive | June 15, 2012

Wash. Times: Dollars for Smiles – Happiness Mischief from Uncle Sam

Washington Times June 15, 2012 Dollars for Smiles: Government Seeks Happiness Index by James Bovard The Obama administration is financing research to devise a new gauge for measuring Americans’ happiness. A National Academy of Sciences panel is analyzing proposals for surveying Americans’ “subjective well-being.” But there are grave perils in any “national happiness index” Uncle […]

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Seizure Fever: The War on Property Rights

The Foundation for Economic Education cited a 1996 piece I did for the Freeman as today’s “timely classic.” So… once more around the track – The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty Seizure Fever: The War on Property Rights by James Bovard • January 1996 • Vol. 46/Issue 1 Mass confiscation has become politically fashionable. Politicians […]

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