Screw The Poor

Capitalists and free-marketeers, we are told, don’t care about the poor. Capitalists and free-marketeers, we are told, exploit the poor and the weak for selfish and excessive gains, and actively work to keep them down so that the exploitation can continue....

Our 21st Century Eloi

France continues to be rocked by a populist uprising against the former golden child Emmanuel Macron and his “green” policies, serving notice to the rest of the First World that their citizenries aren’t going to meekly accept hardships imposed from...

Thinkers and Doers

An intellectual is someone whose product begins and ends with ideas. This quote by Thomas Sowell was among a pile of delicious nuggets in a recent interview of the great thinker posted at Reason. Sowell both defines what he means by “an intellectual” and...

About That Wall

Some time ago, I used to argue that the Right’s focus on illegals was misplaced (to put it mildly). Of course, that fell on deaf ears – nothing seemed to wind GOPers up more than the illegal “problem,” and I eventually gave up (mostly) spitting...

Ambition Over Mission

Yesterday afternoon, a snow storm hit New York City. As NYC storms go, it wasn’t extraordinary – maybe half a foot of snow – but it turned out disastrous for millions of New Yorkers. The post-mortem reports blame faulty forecasts (instead of an inch...