Is Your Profit My Loss?

An essay on Essays of Montaigne (1588) Michel de Montaigne articulates a zero-sum theory of market exchange as a special case of a general law of conservation in Nature: THE PROFIT OF ONE MAN IS THE LOSS OF ANOTHER. Demades the Athenian condemned one of his city, whose trade it was to sell the necessaries […]

The Supreme Court’s Complicity in Our Loss of Freedom

After the Constitution had been drafted, it was submitted to the states for ratification. It had quite a few opponents, called the Anti-Federalists. They argued that the proposed government would have too much power and would become a danger to the people’s rights. Most of their fire was aimed at Articles I and II, which […]