Over the weekend the Institute for Humane Studies brought classical liberal and libertarian academics to Loyola University. They shared and debated the ideas of liberty with students and recent graduates.
American historian and scholar of Austrian economics, Thomas Woods this week published his most ambitious work so far. With Rollback he pronounces “Everything needs to the abolished, and here’s why.”
Libertarianism for dummies! (and a refresher for the rest of us!)
As Louisiana residents observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, they should know that a new Tea Party organization committed to the interests of black Americans is taking shape in Houston Texas. The new organization seeks to advance King’s commitment to equality, liberty and upward mobility by offering an alternative vision to “Great Society” programs of the 1960s.
Louisiana’s Noble Ellington endorses Amendment seeking to “restore balance of state and federal power”
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Heightened concern with a lack of federal accountability may lead to the first state-initiated constitutional convention since the original ratification. In their efforts to shift the balance of power, a variety of organizations are working to bypass federal approval and amend the constitution directly.
New study says vouchers invite regulation; tax credits may not
“If Louisiana wants to give families the best possible educational options… the way to do that seems to be through a combination of education tax credits” – programs that cut taxes on individuals and enable scholarships for low income families. That’s the message from Andrew Coulson, author of a new working paper from the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom.
A fantastic success, for government, says Robert Higgs Robert Higgs is editor of the Independent Review and a senior fellow with the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, but he resides in Louisiana. In his presentation to the Mises Institute Supporters Summit – held from October 8th to the 9th – he reflects on just how…
New film calls for reforms that challenge the education bureaucracy
“I thought there was no one with enough power to save us… I was waiting for Superman,” laments Geoffrey Canada. Now an education leader and prominent character in the new Davis Guggenheim film, Canada’s dire schooling experience sets the scene for a look at “the short end of the stick” that young Americans have been getting from government schools. (Article continues below.)
Boisterous crowd debates future governance of New Orleans schools
NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday night more than 600 people gathered at McDonogh #35 High School to debate whether and how the Recovery School District’s 68 schools ought to return to Orleans Parish School Board control. Over 80 people testified on State Superintendent Paul Pastorek’s transfer plan in an environment that was divisive and racially charged.
University’s broad prohibitions on email may be unconstitutional
NEW ORLEANS – Grambling State University is in a dispute over its prohibition of “disruptive or offensive” emails, which includes bans on all “joke emails” and offensive comments regarding “hair color.” These intrusions, along with prohibitions on political and religious discourse, have caught the ire of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, which have called for an immediate renunciation of the policy and denounced it as illegal.