Government Job Creation Kills Real Jobs

Government Job Creation Kills Real Jobs

President Obama has long told us that “green” energy would create thousands of jobs. His administration has “invested” billions of tax dollars in a myriad of “green” industries. Predictably, the results have been the opposite of what we were promised. As one example,...
What Is In Your Self-Interest?

What Is In Your Self-Interest?

The following story was related to me by a student. An acquaintance of his was frustrated and unhappy with her job and felt that her company, which was short-staffed, was not giving her sufficient support and help. The acquaintance felt stressed but was able to cope...
Greg Smith vs. Goldman Sachs

Greg Smith vs. Goldman Sachs

Just now I can’t summon the energy to write the post that should be written to defend Goldman Sachs against the disgusting, publicity-seeking attack made on it last week by ex-employee Greg Smith. (Mr. Smith was not highly placed at the firm: he was one of...
Trade Rains on the Jobs Parade

Trade Rains on the Jobs Parade

Earlier this month the Labor Department reported that 227,000 new jobs were added to the economy in February, marking the third consecutive month of positive jobs growth. Many observers took the news as evidence that the recovery has taken hold in earnest, helping...
Let’s Remember Whitney for Her Ability

Let’s Remember Whitney for Her Ability

By eulogizing Whitney Houston for her ability—essentially praising the good for being good in an age of sneering nihilism—her onscreen bodyguard conferred upon her memory an act of poetic justice and a lesson for everyone to learn.

Keeping Spirits Up in the Depressing Era of Obama

Dear Dr. Hurd: I’m writing in response to your Daily Dose of Reason column, “America in Reverse.” I have to say that reading that article is painful for me because I had to move back in with my mother after losing my job. I’ve been working odd jobs ever since,...