The Lighthouse Weekly Newsletter: July 13, 2022 The Disappearing American? | Disney Captured | How to Debate Abortion

July 13, 2022  •  Weekly Newsletter
The Disappearing American?

Victor Davis Hanson (American Greatness)

“Now hiring” signs are everywhere. Flights, construction projects, and healthcare services are delayed, or unavailable, due to labor shortages. What is going on? Lots—including pandemic subsidies. But also: Americans are having too few children. As a culture, will we just…fade away? READ MORE »


Economic Peril or Prosperity?

Edited by Robert M. Whaples et al.

Rethinking Regulatory Capture

Randall G. Holcombe

Nobel laureate George Stigler concluded that regulatory agencies are ‘captured’ by the firms they regulate. But, in the end, legislators are the ones that ‘capture’ businesses too reliant on the state—as Disney is finding out at great cost. READ MORE »

Liberty in Peril

Democracy and Power in American History

By Randall G. Holcombe

SCOTUS v. CFPB Could Restore Self-Government

K. Lloyd Billingsley

In the Dobbs case, the U.S. Supreme Court took abortion law out of the federal ambit and sent it back to the states. In West Virginia v. EPA, the high court tackled the federal administrative state. Another key case to watch is Consumer Financial Protection Board v. All America Check Cashing. At stake: whether unelected federal bureaucrats can continue to operate without congressional oversight. READ MORE »

Crossroads for Liberty

Recovering the Anti-Federalist Values of America’s First Constitution

By William J. Watkins, Jr.

Dobbs: Independent Institute Scholars Spar Over Abortion Ruling

In the wake of the Dobbs decision, abortion is still contentious—but no longer fruitlessly so. Debate among citizens about abortion now actually matters. And scholars at the Independent Institute just schooled us on how to have a civil disagreement on the subject. Check out the most recent episode of our Independent Outlook! READ MORE »

In All Fairness

Equality, Liberty, and the Quest for Human Dignity

Edited by Robert M. Whaples et al.

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