Freedom of Speech in India

Shekhar Gupta’s column in the Indian Express today is about the incipient threats faced by freedom of speech in India.

Authoritarianism vs. the Internet by Daniel Calingaert goes into the ways in which the Net increases freedom, and the way governments are fighting back. I got nervous when I read this description about some . . . → Read More: Freedom of Speech in India

The Right To Health Care

The existence of unalienable rights of individuals is an honored tradition in America, rooted in the philosophy of the classical liberal thinkers. The rights to life, liberty and property mean that nobody has the authority to take the life, liberty or property of anyone else. They apply to any person in any social arrangement.

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International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day is the kickoff to a year long socialist propaganda campaign by the United Nations. . . . → Read More: International Human Rights Day

Child Labor and Economic Development: Making It Pay to Go to School

Around the world, millions of children are engaged in child labor. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has estimated that up to 1 in 5 children globally are working, with the proportion even higher in some regions of Africa and Asia. Recent estimates of the overall numbers involved range from 158 to 246 million, although . . . → Read More: Child Labor and Economic Development: Making It Pay to Go to School

The Costs and Benefits of the Electronic Tagging of Criminals

Overcrowding of prisons is putting pressure on criminal justice systems to use alternatives to custodial sentences. Electronic tagging is one method which can be used either instead of, or to reduce the length of, a prison sentence or as part of a non-custodial sentence. This is in effect a form of house arrest or . . . → Read More: The Costs and Benefits of the Electronic Tagging of Criminals