Billionaires and Charity

MacKenzie Bezos, now-ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, made headlines when she got $36 billion as her divorce settlement, and then promptly made more headlines when she joined the Giving Pledge, an initiative whereby the world’s wealthiest promise to give a...

Down With OPP

Two bits of governmental action out of New York City serve to illuminate that which many of us already know: that progressivism spits on property rights. First, the (now) Democrat-controlled New York State legislature cobbled together a “strengthening” of...

Your Mattress or Your Life

EDITOR’S NOTE: This guest post is a companion to the recently published Robbing Mattresses. I’m sure you’ve heard the narrative. The wealthy just get wealthier, and the poor just get poorer. Without massive government intervention, perhaps even a...

Robbing Mattresses

Other People’s Money (OPM) is a wonderful thing, especially when those Other People have a lot of it and you have a lot of ideas as to how it should be spent. Progressive economics, distilled down to its essence, brings us to that simple conclusion. One problem...

OPM, Restaurant Edition

Know that tip you leave for your servers at your favorite restaurant? It’s become the apple of someone’s eye. Many someones, actually. There’s been a movement afoot for a number of years to change how workers in traditionally tip-compensated jobs get...