The Great Debate©: ‘Safe’ Nuclear Power from Thorium?

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, telegraph.co.uk and Steven Hansen Thorium is touted by many as the future energy source for the world.  Thorium would be used in place of uranium and plutonium in nuclear reactors: it is abundant on Earth, it has good efficiency, unlike uranium and plutonium is not easily weaponized, and produces much less waste. …

The Great Debate©: What Are the Proper Boundaries for Personal Privacy?

by Michael Rozeff and Walter Block, Lew Rockwell.com Two frequent authors at LewRockwell.com argue the proper protection of personal privacy rights in the U.S., focusing on the writings of Murray Rothbard.  Michael Rozeff presents a view critical of Prof. Rothbard, while Walter Block mounts arguments in defense. Extremely Serious Privacy Problem in America by Michael …

The Great Debate©: Did Fannie and Freddie Cause the Great Financial Crisis?

The Neville Awards Case Against Fannie and Freddie Written by John Lounsbury The Neville Awards is a website that has collected published media reports and opinion about the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in creating the Great Financial Crisis.  The attribution for this section of The Neville Awards is: Compiled by Gary Starr …

The Great Debate©: Deficits, Robert J. Samuelson vs. William K. Black

Introduction to the Debate by John Lounsbury Robert J. Samuelson, opinion writer at The Washington Post, believes that both presidential candidates are avoiding addressing the U.S. budget problems and are misleading the American public.  Prof. William K. Black, University of Missouri Kansas City, counters with the assertion that Samuelson is deliberately misleading his readers and …