Concentrated Wealth

A social media conversation I had the other day, regarding the estate tax, provided this little gem: Concentrations of wealth are indispensable for the existence of a civilization. My fellow converser is correct. Without concentrations of wealth, that is to say...

Comedy, By Their Leave

Disgraced stand-up comic and comedy auteur Louis C.K. caught some more flak from the social justice scolds, recently, as recordings of some of recent performances were “leaked” (oh, how sinister and socially responsible that term is!). The quoted jokes are...

The Right To Steal

In further validation of the notion that “there are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them,” Christopher Rufo at City Journal informs us of the latest whiz-bang idea coming out of the homeless-advocacy camp is that of...

Irony is Dead

Way, way back in 1987, Steve Martin starred with Daryl Hannah in a fun little movie called Roxanne. The story, based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac, is a romance between a smart, clever, and spirited small-town fire chief in the Pacific Northwest and a beautiful...

Erecting New Barriers

Not content with demanding racial quotas in education and geography, the Left took another giant step backward in its supposed advocacy for equality. California recently passed a law requiring women on corporate boards. Step backward, you might ask? Indeed. Hereafter,...