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The Lighthouse Weekly Newsletter: December 21, 2022 Most Selfish Generation | AR-15 and Second Amendment | Remedies for What Ails America

December 21, 2022  •  Weekly Newsletter
The Most Selfish Generation: Americans today can’t match the achievements of the Greatest Generation

Richard K. Vedder (The American Spectator)

In contrast to the Greatest Generation, today’s Americans are better labeled the Most Selfish Generation, as they prioritize their own immediate satisfaction over the needs of others and have abandoned the values and principles that motivated their predecessors. Why are Americans falling short of the achievements of the Greatest Generation? What has changed? READ MORE »

Restoring the Promise

Higher Education in America

By Richard K. Vedder

America’s Rifle, the AR-15, Is Protected by the Second Amendment

Stephen P. Halbrook (Reason’s The Volokh Conspiracy)

Yes, owning a semiautomatic rifle like the AR-15 is protected by the Second Amendment—if we take seriously the history of the constitutional right to bear arms, the development of firearms, and the evolution of the “assault weapons” ban in the United States. Learn what previous court decisions said on the matter and what is the likely impact of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Bruen on gun laws around the country. First in a series. READ MORE »

More articles in this series from Stephen P. Halbrook:
The Second Amendment’s Plain Text
The Second Amendment in the Fourteenth
Historians and the Second Amendment
Analogy and Second Amendment Reasoning

10 Steps to Save America

Victor Davis Hanson (American Greatness)

Something has gone terribly wrong—and very abruptly—with the United States. But our wounds do not result from natural disaster, exhaustion of natural resources, plagues, or war. They are mostly self-inflicted. That means we can fix them. Here are 10 straightforward remedies to crushing debt, soaring costs, entitlements, a nonexistent border, racial tensions, crime, and international embarrassment. Will Americans have the guts to enact them? READ MORE »

Liberty in Peril

Democracy and Power in American History

By Randall G. Holcombe

The Money Supply and the Housing Market Are Joined at the Hip

Steve H. Hanke, Dick Lepre (National Review)

The Federal Reserve’s (mis)management of the money supply has caused a 40% increase in average home prices and a 78% increase in average mortgage payments on an average-priced home in just two years. Americans are feeling the heat. Housing starts and existing-home sales have dropped. Behind it all: the Fed’s whipsawing of the money supply. READ MORE »

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