Perspectives

World War I versus progress

November 16, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

Veterans Day 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I. Veterans Day was Armistice Day until America learned that we had not fought the war to end all wars. The Great War profoundly challenged the dominant ideology of the time, liberalism, with far-reaching consequences.

We now call the 19thCentury’s liberalism “classical liberalism”…

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Government regulation should not prevent working for mutual advantage

November 8, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

Most Americans have to work for a living. We must trade for the goods and services we want to consume, and for most of us, we trade our labor. Conflict over two legal work classifications, employees and independent contractors, illustrate how government’s rules can imperil economic prosperity.

People must work for a living, but people…

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It Came from the Archives: Tom Solomon’s Railroad Romance

October 31, 2018
By Dr. Marty Olliff

A resident of Headland, Alabama, from his birth in 1915 until his death in 1988, Thomas W. (Tom) Solomon had a love affair with railroads. He worked as a draftsman for the Atlantic Coast Line then with the Florida East Coast Railroad, but his real passion was photographing and painting railroad machinery and other scenes…

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