Equal In Misery

Proving that there’s no idea so terrible that a politician cannot make it worse, today’s New York Post reports a nasty little nugget about BernieCare, Senator Bernie Sanders’ proposal to expand the government’s Medicare program to cover...

Zero-Sum Everything

A core premise of capitalism and free markets is that people voluntarily enter into exchanges and interactions with each other. Each does so because he believes there’s a benefit to be gained from that exchange or interaction. Thus, the benefit is mutual. It is...

Trusting Your Beliefs

Consider the notion that shutting down someone else’s words with violence or the threat thereof is acceptable behavior. As in “if you speak, I/we will assault you or riot, and either you or people you care about may be harmed.” This idea goes well...

Markets, Regulation, and Opportunity Cost

A friend in one of my political groups shared a quote culled from a Wall Street Journal comments-section discussion: Government regulation also creates markets in the first place. Markets aren’t naturally occurring phenomena. The quote, meant to rebut the...

Pounding the Table

Many of Trump’s cabinet appointments have elicited howls of outrage, but one that stands out from the pack is that of Betsy DeVos to Education. DeVos was beset upon all sides by the public-education-monopoly apologists, the teachers unions, the knee-jerk...