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Bring Back The Draft

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Edwin Meese III, David M. Kennedyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Under President Nixon, in 1973 the United States abolished the draft, moving to an all-volunteer armed forces. Now some—most notably New York congressman Charles Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee—have called for a reinstatement of the draft. Is this a good idea? What lessons from history can we call on to help answer this question? And what impact would the reinstatement of the draft have on society as a whole and the military in particular? Peter Robinson speaks with David Kennedy and Edwin Meese. (33:11) Video transcript

In the News

Lobbying and the Way the World Works

with Milton Friedmanvia US News and World Report
Monday, December 11, 2006

Dairy Industry Crushed Innovator Who Bested Price-Control System...

In the News

Boudreaux on Law and Legislation and Liberty

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, December 11, 2006

The latest episode of EconTalk is this conversation with my co-host here at Cafe Hayek, Don Boudreaux, on the distinction between law and legislation...

In the News

Journalism as social engineering

with Thomas Sowellvia Beliefnet
Sunday, December 10, 2006

A journalist friend passes on this column from today's Washington Post, knowing that it's the kind of thing that drives me nuts about my profession...

In the News

Big names, big dollars in Bush library bid

with Hoover Institutionvia Houston Chronicle
Sunday, December 10, 2006

For a president, it's a place where his legacy is polished and set on display for posterity...

In the News

Sowell countered socialist liberalism

with Thomas Sowellvia Sun-Sentinel
Saturday, December 9, 2006

Your deletion of Thomas Sowell from your editorial pages is a terrible loss...

In the News

Wish List for November 2008

with Thomas Sowell, Dinesh D’Souzavia National Ledger
Friday, December 8, 2006

Every once in a while (and don't tell me you haven't done this yourself) I allow my mind to drift off into fantasy-land for a brief period of time, where I begin to envision what this great nation of ours would be like if the most qualified and intelligent people around actually held positions of authority in our government...

In the News

Ultimately, it's left or right

with Milton Friedmanvia Rocky Mountain News
Friday, December 8, 2006

'Not left or right; right or wrong!"

In the News

Issue 2 'misuse'

with David R. Hendersonvia Courier
Friday, December 8, 2006

Little did we think that a month after the general election we'd still be writing about it...

In the News

Foner Baloney

with Milton Friedmanvia American Spectator
Thursday, December 7, 2006

There are certain questions frequently asked of eminent minds in public that must be avoided lest that eminence reveal himself to be a moron or at least moronic in certain areas of intellectual endeavor...


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