Turbulent Priests and the Rule of Man

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By Adam Bates In 1170, Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was cut to pieces by four supporters of King Henry II after they overheard the king cursing the archbishop’s name.  “Will no one,” legend records the king as saying, “rid me of this turbulent priest?”  History suggests that this was not an order from […]

On Corporate Financing

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By Brandon Mitchell Annette Poulson has written a survey of literature on how corporations choose to finance. The following are some comments on that essay. We are all familiar with the variety of motivations for taking on personal debt whether it be to facilitate consumption (credit cards) or to leverage cash flow for investment (home loans) but […]

Operation Fast & Furious, War on Drugs and Gun Control

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By Sean Rosenthal Last year, the public became aware of a program by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) known as Operation Fast and Furious (F&F). Most controversially, as a part of the program, the ATF knowingly allowed suspected arms traffickers to transport thousands of guns to Mexican drug gangs. In December […]