The grassroots movement giving the Mafia a taste of its own medicine

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One of the reasons why statists call for more government is the belief that communities can’t get together to solve problems. Individuals, the argument goes, are powerless to improve their … MORE >>

The whip-hand over nature

Last week I mentioned something the great American conservationist Aldo Leopold had noticed: namely, a “widespread conviction that our whip-hand over nature is no unmixed blessing. We have gained an easier living, but in the process of getting it we are losing two things of possibly equal value: (1) The permanence of the resources whence comes our bread and butter; (2) the opportunity of personal contact with natural beauty.”

My purpose there was to direct attention to the first of these concerns—“the permanence of the resources whence come our bread and butter,” which, I said, are in jeopardy.… MORE >>

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