Archive | March, 2013

Democracy Declining Around the Globe?

I wrote this review 3 years ago for the American Conservative. However, since democracy is still floundering in a heap of places, the analysis is not yet out of date. Many of Obama’s policies since 2010 illustrate how representative government is descending into Elective Dictatorship. Here are a few extracts of my comments from the […]

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Pigford Lawyers Outraged at my Wall Street Jrn piece

A letter from today’s paper… Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2013 Minority Farmers Harvesting Justice In response to James Bovard’s March 21 op-ed “Rotten Tomatoes for a Billion-Dollar Farm Payout“: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is not simply handing out taxpayer dollars to minorities with backyard gardens. This payout from the department was put in […]

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Democracy vs. Liberty (2006)

Today’s Foundation for Economic Education‘s email lists a 2006 Freeman article I wrote as a “timely classic.” Unfortunately, the article is not out of date.  Once more around the track…. Here are some of the punchier lines from the piece: *The more confused people’s thinking becomes, the easier it is for rulers to invoke democracy […]

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On Chicago WGN Radio at 11:35 AM – Listen Live

I’ll be on WGN Chicago radio (AM 720) at 11:35 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the Wall Street Journal piece on USDA’s  bizarre billion $ “discrimination” bonanza with talk show host Mike McConnell. You can listen live at-

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Podcast of Iowa Radio/Mickelson interview on WSJ Ag $

Talk show host Jan Mickelson and I had fun ragging on the Agriculture Department bogus bonanza  on Iowa’s WHO radio this morn.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is the former governor of Iowa, but I’m pretty sure Jan won’t be giving him any blurbs any time soon. In the second segment of the 19 minute interview, […]

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