Benjamin R. Dierker
Benjamin R. Dierker

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.

Why The Case For Reparations Would Be Immediately Thrown Out Of Court

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.

7 Reasons More People Should Concealed Carry

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.

No, Today’s America Would Not Surprise The Founders In The Least

Equipped with knowledge of history and of human nature, the Founders had possibly the greatest predictive power of any group of people throughout history.

Why One-Third Of Biologists Now Question Darwinism

Dedicated Neo-Darwinists often say ‘no serious scientists disagree’ with Darwinism, or ‘only creationists have problems.’ These contentions are increasingly disproven.

The Supreme Court Is Not The Final Say On The Constitution

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.

7 Ideas For Making Congress Solve The National Debt Crisis

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.

Why Do People Hope Hate Crimes Occurred Even When There’s No Evidence?

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.

What Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Should Do Instead Of Running For Office

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.

Why It’s Completely Consistent To Be Pro-Life And Pro-Death Penalty

The positions are not necessarily in conflict, but prudent people should avoid support for the death penalty anyway.

‘I’m Pro-Life But Wouldn’t Outlaw Abortion’ Parallels Stephen Douglas’s Argument For Slavery

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.

U.K. Police Urge Citizens To Report Neighbors For ‘Offensive Or Insulting’ Speech

Freedom from criminal investigation and arrest may now be subject to someone else’s feelings or perceptions in England thanks to hate crime laws.

Of Course Immigration Status Is Relevant, But It’s Not A License To Discriminate

We should rightly recognize when newcomers perpetrate harm, without holding disdain for those who share our values.

3 Benefits Of A Border Wall That No One Is Talking About

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.

4 Ways Law School’s Zero-Sum Mentality Creates Unethical Lawyers

Each of these game-like features of law school conditions students to ‘play the game’ rather than act in the interest of others.

How The Left’s War On Words Manipulates Your Mind

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.’

400,000 Rape Kits Are Sitting Untested Across The U.S. Here’s How Texas Began Addressing This Injustice

For far too long, vulnerable women have been twice victimized: first by their rapists and sexual assailants, and then by bureaucratic indifference.

Why It Shouldn’t Matter If We Repeal The Second Amendment

In a properly functioning America like the Founders envisioned, a repeal of the Second Amendment would be virtually meaningless.

Why Foreign Tariffs Do Not Justify Trump’s Tariffs

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.

How Trump’s Tariffs Will Pick Winners and Make Losers

At the most basic level, tariffs are a punishment intended for foreign countries that actually penalize American citizens.

5 Reforms To Gun Laws That Would Actually Make A Difference

Unlike proposals from the Left that would not have prevented recent shootings, each of these reforms would actually make a meaningful difference.