15 years ago

July 2007

“Evangelicals and Aquarius were more alike than they knew. Both sought first-hand spiritual experience; they both believed that this experience could set them free and change their lives; both prefer emotional intensity to intellectual rigor; they both see their spiritual life as a refuge from a corrupt and corrupting world. This last point, of course, has been the subject of radically different interpretations. Aquarius rejected the establishment because of its alleged stifling restrictions, while evangelicals condemned its depraved, decadent anarchy. Between them, they left the social peace of the “50s in ruins.”
Brink Lindsay
Aquarius and the Evangelists

25 years ago

July 1997

Today, of course, racial information is used for “enlightened” purposes – tracking minority employment and school enrollment, providing government contracts, guaranteeing voting rights and the like – which must put an end to the need for such information. on first place. But because racial classifications are based on the idea of ​​a fixed, unchanging identity, they inevitably maintain divisive racial categories, regardless of how they are used.
Nick Gillespie
“Blurred vision”

30 years ago

July 1992

“Although obsessive materialism and crude commercialism are undoubtedly part of modern capitalism, they do not constitute it all. Condemning commercial society as nothing more than a hasty rush of things means caricature and distortion. There is much more to capitalism than this: Capitalism is also about creativity, ingenuity, dedication and perseverance; it is about teamwork and competition; it is about the satisfaction achieved from hard work to do the job well; it is about pursuing your dreams, however humble or great they may be. at best, it generates spiritual as well as material abundance. “
Brink Lindsay
“Personally the best”

35 years ago

July 1987

“The great danger is that in an age of permanent emergency – the age in which we live, the age in which we are likely to continue to live – the Crisis Constitution will simply devour the Normal Constitution, depriving us anytime of the rights for which the original constitution was created anytime. The perspective can only discourage those who believe that the main purpose of the Constitution is to protect people’s rights to life, liberty and property. “
Robert Higgs
“In the name of the state of emergency”

“In the section entitled ‘From poor house to flophouse’, [Michael] Katz recalls the “miserable” conditions in which the men lived in cramped rooms that did not smell very pleasant. Today, homes have fallen victim to local regulations and the federal bulldozer – as a result, vagrants and the abandoned have nowhere to sleep and city officials are frantically searching them on bitter cold nights to prevent death from freezing. So we could ask, who benefited from the elimination of the homeless – the vagrants or the middle-class elite whose sensitivity has been offended? “
Walter Williams
“Poor, poor welfare state”

40 years ago

July 1982

“The free market works only through voluntary exchange, which requires the free, independent judgment of every buyer and seller. But if the value is inherent, separated from the estimates of the participants in the transaction, the free market is impossible. There can be no such trade, only dictated value and forced payment. The value not only of “women’s work” but also of everything jobs need to be fixed by the government. Bureaucrats will be tasked with predicting answers to questions such as: Are basketball players inherently more worthy than cancer researchers? Should network leaders be paid more than used car dealers? Don’t trenchers show more “skill, effort and responsibility” than punk rock singers? The law will have to create a hierarchy of jobs– And for the prices too: Is it fair for women’s shoes to cost more than men’s? Isn’t it sexual discrimination to have to pay more for Chanel No. 5 than for English leather? “
Peter Schwartz
“Female value”

45 years ago

July 1977

“Why do you think that foreign policy should do more in the world than isolate the citizens of a nation from harm and avoid wasting their resources?” serves “domestic policy can be called a continuation or limiting case of domestic policy. It is certainly not autonomous and certainly has no unique or fundamental claim to the energy and sacrifices of citizens.”
Earl Ravenn
Non-Interference: A Libertarian Approach to Defense

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