Tag Archives: philosophy

How Africa Got Left Behind

Robert Colvile’s excellent article on Prince Charles’s misunderstanding of the causes of African poverty provides a good opportunity to take a closer look at Africa’s economic history. African poverty was not caused by colonialism, capitalism or free trade. As I have

Why Governments Always Exaggerate the Prostitution Threat

Although prostitution has been taboo for centuries, the current sex trafficking paranoia complicates the situation—both authorities and the public believe sex trafficking is far more common than it is.  The sex trafficking paranoia is like the new War on Drugs.

Citizenship Needs an Owner’s Manual 

When you buy a new car, you get an indispensable document called an Owner’s Manual. Nobody ever throws the manual away while he owns the car. It’s far more important than the slip of paper you get with a new

Bill O’Reilly: The Kennedy Conspiracy Years

As we await the next stage of Bill O’Reilly‘s career—RT host? FCC commissioner? down-on-his-luck high-school basketball coach?—let’s set the Wayback Machine for 1979 and check out one of the fallen Fox star’s earlier incarnations. Before he was the Joe Pyne