Originally Published in the National Post: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Back when economics was my principal occupation, one of the easiest arguments to make was that across-the-board tax cuts are best, as they increase liberty for all and decrease government distortion of the economy.
Originally Published in the National Post: Saturday, March 24, 2007
Two centuries ago tomorrow, the British Parliament passed An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. It was the most important single moment in the worldwide abolition of slavery, as the imperial power, not shy about using the Royal Navy to impose its newly abolitionist values on a recalcitrant world, began to stamp out slavery throughout the empire.
Originally Published in the National Post: Thursday, March 22, 2007
If I forget you Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!
So singeth the psalmist, reminding ancient Israel to be mindful of the Holy City. Few warnings in history have been so well heeded, for almost nobody â€“ Jew, Christian, Muslim â€“ has forgotten about Jerusalem. And as for the right hand withering, more often it has been made into a powerful fist in the cause of controlling the Holy City.
Father Raymond J. de Souza in Jerusalem
Originally Published in the National Post: Thursday, March 15, 2007
JERUSALEM â€“ There are the scandals themselves. Then there is the scandal of the scandals. The consequences are greater here in Israel; public officials bear a greater burden of responsibility.
Originally Published in the National Post: Monday, March 12, 2007
JERUSALEM â€“ Yesterday’s meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas concerned itself with the managing the current situation, not changing it in any substantial way.