The Tyranny Of Globalism Over Localism

June 10, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


We often think of access to information as an inherent good. It’s hard to make a case to the contrary, but while I would agree that access to more information is a good thing on its face, when it comes to philanthropy in a democracy, it has the potential to prey on a natural proclivity peculiar to the democratic mentality. Alexis de Tocqueville, after traveling from his native France to observe... Read More

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Sandy Hook and the Wisdom of Organizing

January 15, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


A month out from the Sandy Hook shootings, grieving Newtown, Connecticut residents have begun to mobilize. So has Washington. Post fiscal cliff, the policy buzz about the beltway targets assault weapons. Late last year, the Obama administration initiated a task force headed by Vice President Biden to look at options for curtailing civilian access to assault weapons. The administration is calling... Read More

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