James Madison and the Law of Unintended Consequences

James Madison and the Law of Unintended Consequences               According to Rob Norton, writing in the Library of Economics and Liberty “The Law of Unintended Consequences (often cited but rarely defined) is that actions of people – and especially of government – always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended. Economists and other social…

Nigeria’s Stolen Girls

As most know by now, over 200 hundred girls and young women were kidnapped last week in Nigeria by Islamic militants. Their crime? They had the audacity to desire an education, and they were kidnapped while taking exams at their school. As of now, no one is sure of their whereabouts and their safe return…

The Unanswered Question               Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, the Supreme Court has rendered its decision in the Town of Greece v. Galloway case, and upheld the right of a small town in upstate New York to begin sessions of open town business with sectarian prayers which are virtually always Christian in nature. This, of…