Issue 115

History Assumed!

 By Carl Watner Number 115   Here is a history test. Can you find any error(s) of historical fact in the following paragraph taken from Chapter 17 of Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics (New York: Basic Books, 2000)? For centuries governments have set standards of measurement or prescribed certain measurements, such as the width of rails …

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Legislating Morality

 by Carl Watner Number 115 – 4th Quarter 2002   [Editor’s Note: I first read about Legistlating Morality an offering of the Conservative Book Club. After looking at the book I was intrigued by the authors’ defense of their thesis, which they summarized as: “(1) Legislating morality is literally unavoidable (morality is always legislated), and …

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