July 18, 2018

The Supreme Court Has Destroyed Consent of the Governed

As Americans celebrated the 242nd anniversary of their secession from Great Britain, references to the… [more]

The Supreme Court Has Destroyed Consent of the Governed The Supreme Court Has Destroyed Consent of the Governed

The Jobs and GDP Growth Aren’t There Because Taxes Weren’t Really Cut

U.S. stock markets remain volatile and their direction uncertain, although the S&P 500 may have broken… [more]

The Jobs and GDP Growth Aren’t There Because Taxes Weren’t Really Cut The Jobs and GDP Growth Aren't There Because Taxes Weren't Really Cut

Why They’ll Really Hate You

They will hate you if you refuse to let them rule you. They will hate you if you don't let them plan… [more]

Why They’ll Really Hate You Why They’ll Really Hate You

Why the Bull Market May Be a Jedi Mind Trick

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that over 300,000 jobs were created in February, making… [more]

Why the Bull Market May Be a Jedi Mind Trick Why the Bull Market May Be a Jedi Mind Trick

Economics Was Invented to Refute Trump’s Tariff Arguments

When Adam Smith wrote Wealth of Nations, it wasn’t to refute the “godless socialists” 21st-century… [more]

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The Supreme Court Has Destroyed Consent of the Governed

As Americans celebrated the 242nd anniversary of their secession from Great Britain, references to the Declaration of Independence ratified on July 4, 1776 were many. But while the left reminded us “all men are created equal” and the right reminded us that all inalienable rights come from our Creator, far too little attention was paid […]

The Jobs and GDP Growth Aren’t There Because Taxes Weren’t Really Cut

U.S. stock markets remain volatile and their direction uncertain, although the S&P 500 may have broken out of what technical traders would call a “bullish triangle,” which began forming after the market fell approximately 12 percent in early February from a high of 2,872 the previous month. However, traders will also tell you every technical […]

Why They’ll Really Hate You

They will hate you if you refuse to let them rule you. They will hate you if you don’t let them plan your life, spend your money and run your business. They will hate you if you don’t let them “educate” your children. They will hate you if you pursue your own happiness, encouraging your […]

Why the Bull Market May Be a Jedi Mind Trick

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that over 300,000 jobs were created in February, making it the best single-month total since July 2016. And unless you’ve been exploring the Arctic Circle or were kicked off Twitter for expressing politically incorrect views, you know that’s just the latest “great” news about the booming economy, bull […]

Economics Was Invented to Refute Trump’s Tariff Arguments

When Adam Smith wrote Wealth of Nations, it wasn’t to refute the “godless socialists” 21st-century Republican voters believe are taking over the world. It was to refute the kinds of protectionist ideas championed by conservatives like Edmund Burke and Alexander Hamilton in Smith’s day, Abraham Lincoln eighty years later, and Trump today. Bastiat remade Smith’s case […]

Newsflash: Teachers Are Already Armed

In the wake of yet another mass shooting in a public school, a host of familiar recommendations have resurfaced about how to “prevent this from ever happening again.” Predictably, both conservatives and liberals are looking to the government for a solution. Americans have somehow arrived at a point where they cannot conceive of human action […]

Progressives Sink to New Low Using Teenagers as Political Pawns for Gun Control

Just when you thought the left-wing totalitarians among us couldn’t sink any lower, they have. Not content to simply exploit the tragedy of school shootings in the third person, they have now recruited teenage survivors to organize themselves as a political special interest group, demanding hundreds of millions of innocent people be forced to their […]

Trump and His Supporters Make the Bubble Economy Great Again

“Well, you know, the participation rate is going to go down over time because all these boomers are retiring,” said Jon Hilsenrath on Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria” Friday. Hilsenrath, a frequent guest, was referring to the labor participation rate, which measures the overall percentage of workers who are presently employed. It differs from the unemployment […]

You Deserve a Tax Break and Your Boss Does Too

Republicans during the Reagan and Bush administrations had a pretty straightforward fiscal policy: increase federal spending dramatically and cut marginal income tax rates modestly, predicting the resulting economic growth would eventually balance the budget. Both administrations increased spending roughly 80-100 percent, depending upon where you draw the start and end lines, given the government’s fiscal year running […]

Why Are We Thanking the Troops for Disastrous Wars Like Iraq?

Another Veteran’s Day has come and gone, with the usual high fives all around for anyone who has ever donned a U.S. military uniform. The holiday falling on a Friday this year meant the pro-military sentiments generally lasted throughout the weekend at sporting events and other public gatherings. As always, the ubiquitous mantra from every […]

Response to Elie Mystal’s ‘Libertarian Hero Meets The Justice Of The Streets (Err.. Suburbs)’

I read Elie Mystal’s article on Rand Paul’s assault, which suggests such violent encounters are the inevitable result of libertarianism in practice. He makes two errors. First, he contends Rand Paul ignores the rules of his HOA based on his libertarian philosophy. Second, he contends basing a legal framework on the libertarian non-aggression principle (NAP) is unworkable. […]