Archive: Lawrence W. Reed

The Forgotten European Country with an Unforgettable Name
Bottleneck the country no longer exists, but its name lingers on as a descriptor of what we all have had to deal with when we bump into government bureaucracy.
Lawrence W. Reed | June 18, 2024
Remembering Hayek’s Remarkable Nobel Lecture
Stockholm fired a shot across the Establishment bow by recognizing Hayek, but it was an honor the great man from Vienna richly deserved.
Lawrence W. Reed | March 19, 2024
Why the Meiji Restoration Was Pivotal for Japan
Meiji Japan was not a liberal paradise. But the country in 1900 was notably freer, more industrialized and prosperous, and substantially more modern than it had been just three decades earlier.
Lawrence W. Reed | March 5, 2024
War Is Not Just a Western Notion
Japanese history illustrates the fact that, when it comes to war, the Far East is no different from the Middle East or whatever is either east or west from wherever you are.
Lawrence W. Reed | January 30, 2024
The Emperor Who Died Bringing Sound Economics Back to Rome
Emperor Pertinax was probably too good for Rome and the Romans
Lawrence W. Reed | August 1, 2023
Australia’s Gold Standard Blunder
Australia parallels the US and UK in striking fashion
Lawrence W. Reed | July 11, 2023
The Dynamic Duo of the Anti-Slavery Movement
Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce, to their eternal credit, proved that even the most entrenched of laws and policies can be changed by people of courage, character and conscience.
Lawrence W. Reed | June 27, 2023
Don’t Call Scandinavian Countries ‘Socialist’
The claim that socialism is alive and doing well in Scandinavian countries is shameless propaganda, hopelessly wrong and out of date.
Lawrence W. Reed | April 18, 2023
FDR’s Other ‘Day of Infamy’: When the US Seized All Citizens’ Gold
Ninety years ago, Franklin Roosevelt told Americans they had less than a month to hand over their gold or face up to ten years in prison.
Lawrence W. Reed | April 4, 2023
The History of Slavery You Weren’t Taught in School
Slavery cannot be justified or excused by enlightened people, but it can be studied, explained, put in context, and understood—if all the facts of it are in the equation
Lawrence W. Reed | February 21, 2023
Yes, Elisjsha Dicken Is a Good Samaritan
Law enforcement praised the 22-year old man for heroically using his own firearm to stop a gunman who had already killed three people at an Indiana mall
Lawrence W. Reed | July 19, 2022
The Micro-state With One of the Best Tax Climates in the World
Andorra, one of Europe’s seven “micro-states," is one of Europe's hidden treasures
Lawrence W. Reed | February 9, 2022