Go Ahead, Burn That Flag

It’s been often commented, in this blog and elsewhere, that Trump is ideologically untethered, that he shoots from the hip far too often, given the importance and power of his position, and that it’s sometimes hard to figure out what he’s thinking...

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...

Picking Winners and Losers

We are well into the second year of Trump’s trade war, which has produced a volatile but flat stock market (The S&P 500 index sits, at this moment at 2856, almost precisely its 2873 value of January 28, 2018, just before this trade war began), and which...

Screw The Poor, Revisited

Our progressive politicians love to assert that they, and they alone, care about the poor and working classes. They bray about income and wealth inequality, and offer up plan after plan to “restore justice” in society by taking from the rich. They offer...