David Gelernter The Immorality of Environmentalism Critics of the Greens can’t just grumble about costs. They must make the moral case for a far nobler ideal than man the steward—man the creator.
Heather Mac Donald The Billions of Dollars That Made Things Worse Philanthropic foundations once used their vast might to cure disease, promote art, and advance education. In the sixties, they decided to reform society. Result: catastrophe.
Peter Reinharz Why Teen Thugs Get Away With Murder The philosophy that young felons need rehabilitation, not punishment, has fueled a juvenile crime wave. It’s time to try incarceration.
Roger Scruton Communitarian Dreams The newest intellectual fad is liberalism’s effort to preserve its welfare-state policies by cloaking them in conservative-sounding rhetoric.
Ross Sandler and David Schoebrod How to Put Lawmakers, Not Courts, Back in Charge Congress has shown how to end government by decree in the jails. It’s a good model for restoring democratic control over homeless policy, housing-project discipline, and special education, too.