Jeffrey Tucker's Blog

Jeffrey Tucker's Blog

Why Do People Become Communists, and Why Do They Stick With It?

Why Do People Become Communists, and Why Do They Stick With It?

There is no rational case for communism... so why do people go for this stuff?

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

The seeking of the good of all does not require the violation of individual rights and interests.

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

The hare-brained idea of a “border adjustment tax” is toast.

The Income Tax Basically Implies that Government Owns You

The Income Tax Basically Implies that Government Owns You

Frank Chodorov once described the income tax as the root of all evil. His target was not the tax itself, but the principle behind it.

Why Is War Such a Seductive Illusion?

Why Is War Such a Seductive Illusion?

It’s easy to offer slogans, but the real world of foreign conflicts rarely offer a clean choice between peace and war.

Social Democracy is Collapsing Before our Eyes

Social Democracy is Collapsing Before our Eyes

American civic life is fracturing, and everyone knows it. 

Why Is Trump Waging War on the Freedom Caucus?

Why Is Trump Waging War on the Freedom Caucus?

This is not about partisanship. It is about obtaining freer lives.

Stop Calling the 'Freedom Caucus' the 'Rebellious Far Right Wing'

Stop Calling the 'Freedom Caucus' the 'Rebellious Far Right Wing'

The New York Times has a habit of carelessly using the phrase 'far right,' Jeffrey Tucker writes.

Only Markets Can Defeat Poverty

Only Markets Can Defeat Poverty

The more government tries to “help,” the more the poor are denied choice, mired in dependency, exploited by bureaucrats and politicians.

Left-Wing Economics Is No Match for Alt-Right Resentment

Left-Wing Economics Is No Match for Alt-Right Resentment

Two high values of the Left, diversity and welfare statism, are an unstable and electorally incompatible mix.