Political Economy

The NYT’s forgets history…

Here is the title of a ridiculous little piece in a former newspaper, the New York Times: Germans Forget Postwar History Lesson on Debt Relief in Greece Crisis The author argues that Germany, “benefited not so long ago from more lenient terms than it is now prepared to offer” Greece.  In 1953, Germany’s creditors cut its outstanding debt in half. What… Read more →

Magna Carta’s Birthday: 800 years

From the Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2015.  Click for link. Magna Carta: Eight Centuries of Liberty June marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ that established the rule of law for the English-speaking world. Its revolutionary impact still resounds today, writes Daniel Hannan King John, pressured by English barons, reluctantly signs Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter,’… Read more →

Protecting the most basic of freedoms

Well said.  Find the original here at City Journal.   MYRON MAGNET Free Speech in Peril Trigger warning: may offend the illiberal or intolerant Spring 2015 Shut up or die. It’s hard to think of a more frontal assault on the basic values of Western freedom than al-Qaida’s January slaughter of French journalists for publishing cartoons they disliked. I disagree with… Read more →