Idea of free market highly unlikely

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist The social science of economics became distinct when several French intellectuals and Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith isolated the field for special study. For a long time thereafter certain assumptions underpinned the discipline, mostly about human behavior. These assumptions arose from the work of English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who believed […]

Oct. 22 Letters to the Editor

Chandler assumptions unfounded Regarding Sunday’s letter from Amber Workheiser referencing differences between the two candidates for Curry County commissioner in District 5: I appreciate that her candidate, Paul Barnes, has some good experience, and has an excellent reputation. I do not, however, appreciate her remarks about his opponent, Caleb Chandler. Caleb has served in local […]

Living in ‘fatosphere’ has good, bad points

By Anita Doberman I recently stumbled upon an interesting article in the New York Times about something called the fatosphere. Yes, those who inhabit this corner of cyberspace insist on calling it the fatosphere, where fat is in, or at least not as out as it used to be. The people who frequent this space […]