Milton Friedman on bad laws

This is a great discussion by Milton Friedman about how bad laws make criminals out of those who seek to do things that are socially advantageous. He uses a great illustration about smugglers (and I imagine that he is talking about Han Solo and Chewbacca…okay, maybe not…) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX3dmmofn18]

An engine or a rudder?

Should government be the engine that propels or a rudder that guides?  This is the central question about the role of government that we use to frame public policy. We want to know what you think! What is the role of government in our lives?  Is the government an engine or rudder in 2010? What…

Responsible government actions?

From time to time we come across great examples of responsible and respectful government actions. In these times we want to make sure that we highlight actions by the government that model what the constitutions of both the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky originally intended. We have created a section of FreedomKentucky.org designed…

Mayor Newberry: Media gatekeeper?

The saga of the UK housing debacle continues.  On Monday, Lexington mayor Jim Newberry held a forum about the housing situation around the campus.  He invited landlords, city council members, and the student body president to discuss the proposed zoning laws that would restrict the rights of private property owners in Lexington. The amazing thing:…