Benjamin thinks, writes, and talks about economics, law, and public policy. His articles are intended to present issues in a new light to readers and do not necessarily reflect personal opinion. No articles represent the views of past or present employers.
Tort law is the only meaningful system of law we have for resolving the type of issue reparations seeks to resolve, and it is categorically, legally, logically, and morally improper for addressing reparations.
Police and security are the ideal intermediaries, but personal safety cannot be entirely entrusted to others. It is time for good citizens to responsibly conceal a firearm.
Equipped with knowledge of history and of human nature, the Founders had possibly the greatest predictive power of any group of people throughout history.
Dedicated Neo-Darwinists often say ‘no serious scientists disagree’ with Darwinism, or ‘only creationists have problems.’ These contentions are increasingly disproven.
The judiciary’s rulings are not the supreme law of the land, even rulings from the Supreme Court. The judiciary is not the only or even final arbiter on the Constitution.
Congressional salaries should be reduced every time a budget is passed with spending exceeding revenue, a firm cap on spending should be imposed, and entitlement reform should become an urgent priority.
When evidence is lacking, some would rather their own side have been harmed, so they can proclaim their victimhood, than admit they told and spread a lie.
This country needs someone like him, not in a political office or to hang our hopes on, but to relax with, share a laugh with, and be reminded of the common humanity and strength of our culture.
The positions are not necessarily in conflict, but prudent people should avoid support for the death penalty anyway.
Hiding behind the pro-choice view is revolting when applied to slavery, and it should be equally so for abortion. Human life should not be subject to another’s whim.
Freedom from criminal investigation and arrest may now be subject to someone else’s feelings or perceptions in England thanks to hate crime laws.
We should rightly recognize when newcomers perpetrate harm, without holding disdain for those who share our values.
In addition to taking a strong stance to reassert the rule of law, a southern border wall would save untold lives, reduce the flow of people and drugs, and protect private property.
Each of these game-like features of law school conditions students to ‘play the game’ rather than act in the interest of others.
Words can now literally be defined with their antonym. We are a hair’s width and an ounce of stupidity away from ‘war is peace, freedom is slavery.’
For far too long, vulnerable women have been twice victimized: first by their rapists and sexual assailants, and then by bureaucratic indifference.
In a properly functioning America like the Founders envisioned, a repeal of the Second Amendment would be virtually meaningless.
It is a game of robbing Peter because you claim Paul was robbed. This helps no one. Two wrongs do not make a right in pursuit of freer trade.
At the most basic level, tariffs are a punishment intended for foreign countries that actually penalize American citizens.
Unlike proposals from the Left that would not have prevented recent shootings, each of these reforms would actually make a meaningful difference.
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