Our Economic Past
When New York Produced Giants for Liberty
JULY 23, 2013 by LAWRENCE W. REED
New York and the Democratic Party used to produce some of the most pro-liberty politicians in the country. Horatio Seymour, a former governor and reluctant presidential nominee, was among the very best of them.
APRIL 18, 2013 by LAWRENCE W. REED
At the height of the silver panic of 1893, Rep. Bourke Cockran delivered one of the most eloquent, forceful explanations of the value of sound money this country has ever heard.
APRIL 17, 2013 by LAWRENCE W. REED
Two congressmen from just a few generations ago understood money and government finances better than both houses of Congress, combined, do today. This article, the first of a two-part series, recounts future President James Garfield's masterful exploration of the issue on the House floor.
MARCH 28, 2013 by LAWRENCE W. REED
Andrew Mellon created wealth and wanted to unleash private enterprise. He puts his critics, who only want to seize and redistribute, to shame.
FEBRUARY 08, 2013 by LAWRENCE W. REED
Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle is pure myth, but it has had a very real legacy.
JANUARY 17, 2013 by LAWRENCE W. REED
Private coinage has flourished in the past in the U.S. and alternative currencies flourish today. They point to a way toward a stable currency, if the State would get out of the way.
JANUARY 02, 2013 by LAWRENCE W. REED
I'm not superstitious, but I earnestly hope 2013 doesn't bring us anything as calamitous as 1913 did. It was a disastrous year that we're still paying a hefty, annual price for a full century later.
NOVEMBER 01, 2012 by BURTON FOLSOM
President Roosevelt's promotion of his Economic Bill of Rights crystallized the rising dominance of statist ideas; the rights he asserted only have meaning if government is the source of all rights.