I share a lot of the concerns and goals of those who describe themselves as “socialists.” Why, then, am I not a socialist? I think, though, that they are making serious mistakes. To put it simply, people too often mistake the ends for the means and define economic and political systems in terms of their advocates’ stated goals rather than the actual characteristics of those systems.
Mayor de Blasio’s policies keep New York City kids trapped in violent, chronically failing schools.
A higher minimum wage is sold as a way to help millions out of poverty. The reality is that it only benefits a small minority to the cost of everyone else.
The lavish profits and salaries of America's top non-profit hospitals' executives impel many to call for increased transparency.
To a city slicker like me, 4-H and farm chores epitomize the discipline and ethos of Midwestern Americans.
The bottom line is that within 16 years, either Social Security recipients will have to take a 20 percent benefits cut, or workers will have to incur a 20 percent payroll tax increase.
I liked “Avengers: Endgame,” whose plot is based on time-traveling superheroes. It was definitely three hours of escapist fun. But the hype surrounding its box office records, like its plot, shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
Americans fail to realize that prohibition was a success. Will the myths surrounding prohibition trick us into legalizing everything?
There’s seemingly no end to the populist handouts – nor to the erosion of personal responsibility that comes along with them.
Youthful idealism plays a role, but family and work experience are just as important.
All the stuff both Left and Right claim to hate makes the minimalist life possible.
The United States Soccer Federation denies the pay difference between male and female soccer players is related to sex.
The graying of American growers is a troublesome development, but that doesn’t mean all is lost.
Between work, socializing, and television, how do we spend all our time?
He wasn't eager to go public about being a millionaire. But he wanted to expose how easily the system could be gamed.
The facts are clear that students, parents, and taxpayers have paid increasingly more for higher education, with dubious results.
Despite massive disruption by online- and mobile-based gaming, many consumers seem to still enjoy the face-to-face interaction and experience of tabletop games.
Jan Koun's teenage self-education took place in the 1990s, before knowledge and information were so widely available and easily accessible.
Who needs the degree? Skip the debt and learn a trade.
Even if most of us are still using plastic drinking straws and driving gas-guzzlers, the words of the prophet from Stockholm have not fallen on dry ground.
Economists expect this legislation to reduce the construction of rental housing in coming years, making housing shortages worse.
Now, those of us in the zoomer (Gen Z) and millennial generations are not only footing the bill for Social Security and Medicare, we are also subsidizing boomer retirement hobbies with our tuition and tax dollars. What gives?
Along with great economic performance has come a good bit of silly, one might even call it stupid, regulation and proposals for regulation. Here are my top seven for the United States, although I’m open to hearing about other, even stupider ones.
The Livraria Lello bookshop in Portugal now requires prospective patrons to purchase a voucher, or ticket, in order to gain entry.
Lawmakers need to return school meal programs to their original purpose of assisting children in need – and not add more students to waste-prone programs.
The rise of socialism is being driven by a shift in civic attitudes.
In the decades since the time of its publication, the context of Orwell’s magnum opus has been lost.
There are three main benefits the capitalist provides that lead people to work for a capitalist.