Healthcare is not a right, and our lives depend on acknowledging this fact.
October 9th, 2009 by Galileo Blogs · 5 Comments · Foreign Affairs
I thought it was a joke in the The Onion this morning when I read the headline, “Obama Wins the 2009 Peace Prize.” For what? He has been in office for nine months and before that was a one-term United States senator. What could he have possibly accomplished so soon that merits such an award?
October 7th, 2009 by Galileo Blogs · 6 Comments · Business
The Federal Reserve recently announced that it would establish rules governing the pay of employees at essentially all bank and financial corporations in the United States.
June 15th, 2009 by Galileo Blogs · 7 Comments · Politics
Some weeks ago a reader of my blog, Galileo Blogs, posted the story of his father-in-law, who received treatment under Canada’s system of socialized medicine. With his permission, I reproduce his story below. As President Obama this week begins his congressional push for further socializing medicine in America, consider the story of his father-in-law, and […]
May 13th, 2009 by Galileo Blogs · 9 Comments · Business, Foreign Affairs
The European antitrust regulator has just announced it will fine Intel Corporation $1.44 billion (1.06 billion euros) because it “harmed millions of European consumers by deliberately acting to keep competitors out of the market for computer chips for many years.” It did this, essentially, by discounting the price it sold chips to stores that agreed […]
April 16th, 2009 by Galileo Blogs · 40 Comments · Culture
I joined thousands of other protesters yesterday at the “Tea Party” protest at City Hall Park in downtown New York. My sign read on one side, “Reason & Capitalism. No Creeping Socialism!” On the other, it read, “Ayn Rand Is Right.” I saw many signs referring to Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand. One Objectivist joined […]
February 11th, 2009 by Galileo Blogs · 5 Comments · Culture
Don’t be fooled by “libertarian paternalism.”