You would think that the advocates of a philosophy of political economy that embraces spontaneous social order, bottom-up rule-making based on peaceful voluntary exchange, and even competing polycentric law at least at some level would be safe from the charge of conceit. How conceited can someone be who forswears compelling other people to live in certain ways, expressing a willingness — no, an eagerness — to leave that to peaceful cooperation among free individuals? Making the "knowledge problem" a centerpiece of one's worldview is hardly the mark of arrogance. Quite the contrary, writes Sheldon Richman. Yet critics of the libertarian philosophy throw the charge of know-it-allness at its exponents all the time.
They're using their Second Amendment rights to protect local businesses from riots and looting.
The Supreme Court could announce as early as Monday that it's revisiting qualified immunity, a doctrine that shields rotten cops from civil rights lawsuits.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
Are we seeing a tipping point where police begin to grasp why the public is so outraged?
Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either.