Dan Mitchell

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Your Socialism Is Bad and You Should Feel Bad

I’m tempted to say that statism is sort of like a cult. Proponents of socialism and other big-government ideologies have a dogmatic zeal that blinds them to reality. For instance, no nation has ever become rich with big government. But that doesn...

Gun Shop Creates World’s Best-Ever Receipt

I don’t often use the literary tactic of referring to something as the “best-ever.” Indeed, the only time that phrase appeared in the title of a column was back in 2014 when I smugly wrote about the collapse of government-run single-payer healthcare...

Hillary's Economically Clueless Plans Will Create More Poverty

Because of my disdain for the two statists that were nominated by the Republicans and Democrats, I’m trying to ignore the election. But every so often, something gets said or written that cries out for analysis. Today is one of those days...

The Student Debt Crisis is Real

Normally, leftists get upset if there’s a big industry that charges high prices, engages in lots of featherbedding, and manipulates the political system for handouts. But for some reason, when the industry is higher education, folks like Hillary...