25 years ago in reason


"With people checking bombs in suitcases and machine-gunning travelers in airports, why are security guards worrying about antique dinner knives and staplers and pinking shears? Apparently, because the government tells them to." 

'"Virginia I. Postrel, "On the Cutting Edge" 

"Although the various players in the industry don't fully realize it yet, satellite TV could erode, perhaps even wipe out, the monopolistic foundations on which the cable-TV industry was built." 

'"Milton Mueller, "Dishing Out Competition" 

"More and more people in South Africa are realizing that the only way to protect the rights of all racial and ethnic groups is to push government decision-making power down to the local levels." 

'"Frances Kendall, "South Africa's Only Hope"


'"January 1987