Daniel J. Mitchell

Recent blog posts by this author

The Pro-Art Case for Defunding the National Endowment for the Arts

President Trump has released his budget blueprint. From a big picture perspective, the size of government won’t change. He’s kicking the can down the road on entitlements, which is obviously disappointing for people who can add and subtract. He does...

The Absurdity of Political Correctness Has Reached New Heights

A few years ago, I put together an amusing collection of stories comparing truly bizarre examples of political correctness and bureaucratic idiocy in the United States and United Kingdom. I was especially impressed (in a you-must-be-...

Decentralization: The Secret of Swiss Success

Programs about the improbable success of Chile and Estonia already have aired on nationwide TV, and those were joined last weekend by a show about the “sensible nation” of Switzerland. Here’s the 28-minute program. When...