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January 17, 2018

A Scratch Card In Every Pot

Economics

Oren Cass writes in The City Journal about pilot programs for a proposed Universal Basic Income. Essentially, the pilot programs select a lucky few citizens and give them checks. Cass says that, “Handing out cash payments to a few hund...

January 16, 2018

The Terrible Cost Of An Intolerant Ideology

Politics

Walter E. Williams writes on his blog about Fascism and Communism and what a destructive force both have been in human history “The 20th century was mankind’s most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during Wor...

January 15, 2018

How Diverse Is Your “Diversity”?

Culture

Walter Williams writes about the muddle of the diversity agenda on college campuses. “I think we should ask just what is diversity and whether it’s a good thing. How do we tell whether a college, a department or another unit within a...

January 15, 2018

Why 2017 Was A Year To Celebrate

Economics

“A lot of good things happened in 2017,” John Mauldin tells us, “regardless of your politics.” John shares Cancer deaths have dropped by 25% in the United States since 1991, saving more than two million lives. Breast cancer death...

January 8, 2018

2018 A Year of Resistance?

Culture, Economics

Arnold Kling predicts that 2018 will be a year of resistance. Kling’s prediction is that a main theme of 2018 will be resistance. Not the Trump resistance, but resistance against technology that is increasingly perceived as adversarial...

January 4, 2018

Greatest False Predictions of 2017

Economics

My friend Steve Moore with Jon Decker wrote a piece in the Washington Times detailing the greatest false predictions of 2017, and they are big. Their piece begins, “Since the day Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016, t...

December 21, 2017

George Gilder on Tax Reform

Culture, Economics, Investing,

If it were up to George Gilder, the tax reform debate would take on an entirely different tone.   It would be about pouring less money into government and leaving far more in the productive private sector. The phrase ‘revenue neutral...

October 2, 2017

An Extraordinary Day

Culture, Investing, Self Help,

Today, my 68th birthday, I had the most extraordinary experience at my local Social Security Administration office in Culpeper, Virginia. I went in to modify slightly the payment plan I had chosen recently. It was my first visit and I wa...