Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends an emergency Parliament session for the government’s proposed referendum in Athens on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Germany's vice chancellor says that a Greek referendum on the bailout talks could in principle make sense, but notes that it should be clear to voters what they will be deciding on.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)5

Open Letter to Alexis Tsipras

Greece has no future, so long as it clings to the euro. The dollar won’t servce you much better. A drachma will only harm the Greek people. That leaves one other option.

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Mayor de Blasio Bully Villain; Uber American Hero

Uber is hugely successful, posing a threat (via competition) to New York city’s cab companies. The mayor and other members of the New York City government seek to protect those cab companies by throttling, impeding or otherwise undercutting Uber.

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A Historic Catastrophe: Obama vs Israel

Americans today who say that the only alternative to the Obama administration’s pretense of controlling Iran’s continued movement toward nuclear bombs is war ignore the fact that Israel bombed Saddam Hussein’s nuclear facilities, and Iraq did not declare war. To do so would have risked annihilation.

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The Causes of the Greek Economic Tragedy—and the Capitalist Cure

New headlines and news stories about Greece’s looming economic collapse appear daily. This weekend, the National Post has a series of articles on the theme “Greece on the brink.” Some point the finger at the country’s political leadership: “The negotiation game: Greece’s debt crisis a case study in the art of brinksmanship.” Others implicate the […]

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Wealth Gap

Nearly 10,000 people turned out to hear Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin. Why? Apparently, many Democrats want socialism.

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Looking Back

The New York City schools were among the best in the country in those days, better than they had been for the European immigrants before me and much better than they would be for the mass influx of blacks from the South after me.

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Supreme Court Disasters

Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of […]

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Heroes, Villains

Weirdly, few monuments honor these life-saving scientists. Instead, politicians celebrate politicians.

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“Inclusive Capitalism” is Non-Capitalism

Instead of joining the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, companies and investors would do much better by advocating true, laissez-faire capitalism: individual rights and private ownership—with the consequence of more wealth creation, less pollution, and more overall well-being and flourishing for all.

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