Conrad Black: the U.S. Justice Department is the World’s Largest Racketeering Organization

Canadian publisher and investor Conrad Black interviews Mark Steyn. Conrad Black describes the U.S. Justice Department as the world’s largest organized crime organization. As evidence of the collapse of America’s criminal courts, Black discusses the conviction rates of the U.S., Canada, and the UK: 99 percent conviction rate in the U.S. 61 percent in Ontario, […]

Upcoming Courses in Washington, D.C.

Lysander Spooner University will be offering two courses in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the Fully Informed Jury Association next week. Wednesday, November 18, 1:00 pm. The Sociology of Trial by Jury: This course will be located at the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, the largest anti-drug-war conference in the world. Dr. Roger Roots […]

Self-driving cars are already safer than human-driven cars

On a per-mile basis, the automobile is the safest form of land transportation ever invented. See here. It is often said that planes are safer than cars; but on a per-trip or per-hour basis, cars are even safer than planes. Yet governments, for a century, have burdened car travel with reams of unnecessary rules and […]


By Roger I. Roots, J.D., Ph.D., Founder, Those who promote manmade-global-warming hysteria cheered last week when the attorney general of New York announced that he was investigating Exxon to determine if Exxon has spent money to fund research by climate-change skeptics. The move followed a trendy notion that there is something improper about energy […]

Obamacare has led to fewer insurance options, fewer firms, higher costs and a need for another bailout

Just as in other heavily-regulated industries (think meatpacking), the new regulations in healthcare are causing consolidation, fewer but larger insurance companies, and much higher premium costs. Here is a summary of the situation. Dr. Mandy Cohen of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently testified that almost 700,000 Americans have lost their health coverage […]

TSA Security Fails 95 Percent of the Time

After 9/11/2001, Congress deprivatized airport screening and created the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA is 10 times more expensive than the private-contract screening in place before. Yet it provides no greater level of security. Recent undercover attempts to smuggle weapons or breach TSA security checkpoints found that undercover agents were able to get weapons past […]

Pro-Government Professors Intimidate Reporters at University of Missouri

Every time one walks onto a typical government-supported college campus, he enters a world of less freedom, more intimidation, and higher costs. Parking is entirely free almost everywhere in Montana or Wyoming. Except on government college campuses. The entirety of government funding of higher education is based on a notion that such funding helps “the […]