The World’s Poorest Are Getting Richer Faster than Anyone Else

Last Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The date intentionally coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action, which saw the French anti-poverty campaigner Father Joseph Wresinski ask the international community, in front of 100,000 Parisians, to “strive to eradicate extreme poverty”. To mark … Continue reading The World’s Poorest Are Getting Richer Faster than Anyone Else

FCC Finally Deregulates Telegraph Service, 11 Years After Its Demise

Eric Asimov at the New York Times has an excellent, detailed, and highly discouraging look at the reversal of one of the favorable trends for freedom of commerce in recent years, the greater ease of interstate wine shipment.  Excerpt:  In the last year or so, carriers like United Parcel Service and FedEx have told retailers that they … Continue reading FCC Finally Deregulates Telegraph Service, 11 Years After Its Demise

If you voted GOP to stop liberalism, you wasted your vote

By DANIEL J. MITCHELL To be blunt, Republicans are heading in the wrong direction on fiscal policy. They have full control of the executive and legislative branches, but instead of using their power to promote Reaganomics, it looks like we’re getting a reincarnation of the big-government Bush years. As Yogi Berra might have said, “it’s déjà vu all over … Continue reading If you voted GOP to stop liberalism, you wasted your vote

Conservatives Must Demand Spending Controls in Exchange for Raising Debt Ceiling

Donny notes: The proper position is to demand spending cuts in exchange for allowing a vote on anything over the next two years, and NO increase in the debt ceiling. -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has indicated that the federal borrowing limit must be raised by Sept. 29, or the U.S. could run out of … Continue reading Conservatives Must Demand Spending Controls in Exchange for Raising Debt Ceiling

Tax Withholding Is Miracle-Grow for Government

The internal revenue code is a reprehensible mess that torments taxpayers and undermines American competitiveness. The good news is that Americans don’t like the tax system. The bad news is that they don’t dislike it nearly as much as they should. At least in my humble opinion. There are two reasons for the inadequate level … Continue reading Tax Withholding Is Miracle-Grow for Government

Obamacare repeal failed because Republicans are intellectually bankrupt

Absolutely amazing. Even tragic. The Republicans railed against the proven failure that is Obamacare for years and voted at least half a dozen times to repeal it. It was the most important issue of the entire 2016 election. Then the GOP gained control – House, Senate, Presidency – and what happened? So far, nothing. There … Continue reading Obamacare repeal failed because Republicans are intellectually bankrupt