Greetings! As we mentioned several weeks ago in a post on the blog, The Mendenhall has been upgrading. Good news: it’s complete! Unfortunately, this means that in order to continue receiving our email updates, you will need to go to the new site (still at themendenhall.com) and re-enter your email address. It only takes five … More Regarding Your Subscription
On Friday, November 22, the Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to personal genetics company 23andMe demanding that the company halt sales of its testing units on grounds that it is selling what the FDA deems “medical devices.” The case highlights the immoral system of controls and spirit of paternalism on which the FDA … More FDA’s Shutdown of 23andMe Services is Unjust
Dear reader, It is hard to believe that this month marks three years since I sat down with my cousin and fellow co-founder of The Mendenhall, Allen Mendenhall, to plot the creation of this great publication. As with every editorial, essay, review, or podcast that we have since published here, the concept began with a … More The Mendenhall is Moving Up!
Today, November 22, 2013, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A tragic occurrence to recall, it affords us as Americans the chance to consider not only the life that was lost that day, who he was as a person and a president, and the true merits of his virtues … More Kennedy, 50 Years Later: Understanding a Legacy
Budget battles and debt limit deals have now become a perennial part of our divided government since Republicans took the House majority in 2010. Now, nearly three years later, Americans find themselves again frustrated at the end of a government shutdown and an underwhelming, short-term “solution.” Understandably, accompanying these yearly fiascoes and Congress’s dismal approval … More 5 Reasons Why Term Limits Are a Non-Starter
The government “shutdown” that stirred Washington Tuesday morning has invited a flurry of accusations and criticisms as to who exactly—Republicans or Democrats—is to blame for the slimming of government activities following a failure to come to an agreement on the next year’s fiscal budget, which Republicans made contingent on changes to the ObamaCare law that … More Republicans Should Claim Credit — Not Accept Blame — for the Shutdown
The following is part of a series of chapter-by-chapter analyses of Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, conducted as part of The Mendenhall’s expanding Capitalist Reader’s Guide project. Previous entries can be found here: Introduction, Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. ♦ In “Economic Control and Totalitarianism”, the subject of Hayek’s seventh chapter, … More Thoughts on ‘The Road to Serfdom’: Chapter 7, “Economic Controls and Totalitarianism”