Wendy McElroy

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Wendy McElroy is the author of XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography (St. Martin's Press,1995), Sexual Correctness: The Gender-Feminist Attack on Women, (McFarland, 1996), The Reasonable Woman: A Guide to Intellectual Survival (Prometheus Books, 1998), and Queen Silver: The Godless Girl (Prometheus Books, 2000), and Individualist Feminism of the Nineteenth Century (McFarland, 2001). Her most recent book is a new anthology, Liberty for Women, (Ivan R. Dee, 2002). Her book on prostitution, Le Gambe Della Liberta, has just been published in Italian by the publisher Leonardo Facco

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    Albert Jay Nock on Education

    Reprinted from the Independent Institute The self-proclaimed “philosophical anarchist,” Albert Jay Nock, thought he was so superfluous...

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    Robots and Computerization Cause Unemployment

    Reprinted from The Freeman “Report Suggests Nearly Half of U.S. Jobs Are Vulnerable to Computerization,” screams a...

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    Eating Right

    Reprinted from the Freeman Food has always been political. Throughout history, armies have razed crops and demographics...

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    The Internet Memory Hole

    Reprinted from the Freeman Imagine you are considering a candidate as a caregiver for your child. Or...

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    Crony Phony Drug War

    Reprinted from the Freeman The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the FedEx Corp. pleaded not guilty...

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    America’s Electronic Police State

    Reprinted from FEE.org The modern surveillance state is referred to as an electronic police state because it...

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    Honoring War Heroes

    On May 9th, the Globe and Mail featured “In photos: Faces of honour on a day marking...

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    Meet The Man Who Killed Keystone

    On May 12, the United States Senate fell 5 votes short of the 60 required to invoke cloture. (Cloture is a way to close debate and cause an immediate vote on a bill.) The measure in question was the first energy bill to have hit that chamber since 2007. It was killed...

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    Let a Thousand Home Businesses Bloom

    Reprinted from FEE.org Imagine you’re out of work. But you’ve got capital in your talents, your home,...

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    New Laws on Prostitution Will Victimize the Women

    Laws against the economic associates of prostitutes are likely to increase the abuse and death rates of the women. The best way – and, perhaps, the only sure way – to protect prostitutes is to decriminalize all aspects of the activity and allow them to access fully the legal rights that...

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    Equality of Opportunity Does Not Mean Equality of Results

    Last week, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) edged closer to requiring companies that are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange to impose gender quotas on their boards and in executive offices. The OSC wants more women in prominent positions. On a yearly basis, the companies would need to disclose the number of...

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    The Government Versus God in Health Care

    by Wendy McElroy Do Canadian taxpayers have a right to freedom of religion? It is a neglected question that underlies two political conflicts in health care. In the United States, pro-life individuals and groups passionately object to Obamacare’s mandated funding of health care insurance that includes abortion-inducing drugs. In Canada, there is...

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    The Great Lie of Modern Unions

    Reprinted from the Daily Bell Few aspects of America’s past are as thoroughly misunderstood as the history...

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    Coca-Capitulation

    Reprinted from the Freeman Is Coca-Cola being a “conscious capitalist” or is the company capitulating? A headline...

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    Paper Money = Despotism

    Reprinted from Laissez Faire Today “Fiat” is money with no intrinsic value beyond whatever an issuing government...

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    What Is Society? What Is The State?

    Originally published at Laissez Faire Today Last Saturday’s column distinguished between two strategies for achieving personal freedom...

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    Human Ignorance and Social Engineering

    Spontaneous order and the inadequacy of human knowledge. Throughout most of intellectual history, society has been considered to...

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    Equality of Opportunity, Not of Outcome

    Quebec Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette wants to force corporations, parent Crown corporations and some financial institutions to have their...

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    All Power to the Poutine!

    A headline in the National Post (07/10) announced, “Hot dogs and poutine stage comeback after Quebec rink’s...

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    A Webb of Lies

    In The Foundations of Leninism, Stalin declared “For the overthrow of the bourgeoisie, we must have the...