Beneath the Ivy

Beneath the ivy stones molder away; Light shineth out as the last golden ray. For all is autumn now under the birch, Lest snowy night ore’ take the cathedral church. It is a quiet autumn on our Western front, and beneath the ivy we may still glimpse the moldering remnants of our older world. Read…

The Good Life, No. 8: Heroes

Rose Friedman was once described as “equal parts velvet and steel.” At once her husband’s wife and colleague, Rose was never the great woman behind a great man. She noted in a 1999 interview that “I’ve always felt that I’m responsible for at least half of what he’s gotten.”  From co-authoring three of his most…

FEE Lectures

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern The Foundation of Economic Education has posted many of the lectures from summer seminars here These lectures cover a large range of topics and are all labeled and easy to find.  I attended The History and Liberty Seminar at Northwood University in Midland, MI and learned many things from each…

A Lack of Unity: Lessons from Falkirk

Per Scriptum, E. Wesley We live in a time and place where there’s much excitement and protest about government spending.  But are we being as resourceful as possible?  Are we divided and scattered?  My mind goes back to another July 22nd in 1298 when the sky was less sunny than it is today, being filled…

Interventions Breed Interventions – Bank On It

This is a great letter to the editor from Don Boudreaux: 18 July 2009 Editor, The New York Times 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018 To the Editor: Discussing today’s proposed increase in federal financial regulation, Paul Krugman describes “the creation of federal deposit insurance in the 1930s” as marking “the last time there…

794 Years Ago…

Per Scriptum, E. Wesley — Mackinac Center Intern June 15th should go down in history as a cornerstone in the freedom movement in the West. Although the Magna Carta didn’t apply to all men and women when first crafted, it implemented the concept of fundamental human rights into political reality. In the West, it was…

Lawrence Reed on the Great Depression

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern Did FDR prolong or save us from the Great Depression? On Nov. 27, 2008, Lawrence Reed, president emeritus of the Mackinac Center, was interviewed on “The Mike Rosen Show” on KOA in Denver, Colo. The show’s guest host that day was Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute. Reed discussed…