Alex Chafuen of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation has an important piece on Forbes regarding the rule of law. He saw it deteriorate in his native Argentina, with terrible results, and slowly but surely, the rule of law is also  eroding in the United States. The book Chafuen refers to seems like “must” reading.

Yesterday, Obama blathered on and on about how he intends to fix the economy without ever mentioning the impediments that government is putting in the way of expansion, including the increasing uncertainty that comes about when freedom and property rights depend on the whims of politicians and bureaucrats. The nation’s Founders were determined to escape from “the rule of men” they had endured under the British Crown and replace it with the rule of law. Unfortunately, their intentions were subverted long ago.