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By Keith Stirewalt A disturbing national trend hit home recently when the University of Georgia’s Office of Student Affairs proposed the establishment of a speech code that would prohibit “intentionally harassing speech” on campus. Were such a code even arguably constitutional, or had such a clearly misguided approach not been tried elsewhere, perhaps UGA’s plunge into “political correctness” would be less mystifying. The proposed speech code was submitted during the first week of February to the Student Affairs Committee, which is comprised of faculty, students and administrators. After the constitutionality and prudence of the proposed code was challenged, the Committee deferred voting until March 1, while it gathers feedback from the University Community. Proponents of speech codes argue that they… View Article

A Market Approach To Crime

By Kelly McCutchen Eight out of 10 Americans are likely to be victims of violent crime at least once in their lives, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Politicians and the media have finally begun to react to this increasing problem, but they are relying on slogans rather than common sense for their solutions. The best approach to crime is to realign the incentives and disincentives to criminal behavior. First, ensuring that criminals are swiftly caught, convicted and serve the majority of their sentence is the best disincentive to criminal behavior. Second, those who are at the highest risk of committing crimes should be encouraged to improve their situation without resorting to criminal means. Keep Violent Criminals Off the View Article

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