Creating pensions that offer generous retirement benefits wins votes in the present by promising spending in the future. Promises cost nothing in the short run — and elections are held in the short run, long before the pensions are due.
In utter disregard to facts, so-called “social scientists” do studies which conclude that America is no longer a land of opportunity, and that upward mobility is a “myth.”
Non-judgmental subsidies of counterproductive lifestyles are treating people as if they were livestock, to be fed and tended by others in a welfare state — and yet expecting them to develop as human beings have developed when facing the challenges of life themselves.
The real question is whether the investment of wealth is likely to be done better by those who created that wealth in the first place or by politicians.
Since people can search through other sources besides Google, it is not at all clear why Google cannot run its own operation for its own benefit, while others run their operations for their own benefit.
Who will rescue us all from another Clinton versus Bush election?
The idea that you can tell whether a scientist — or anybody else — is “objective” by who is financing that scientist’s research is nonsense.
Barack Obama seems ready to throw Israel to the wolves, for the sake of another worthless agreement.
In Obama’s vision, as a citizen of the world, there may be no reason why Iran should not have nuclear weapons when other nations have them.
Liberal professors have trashed the liberal arts, by converting so many liberal arts courses into indoctrination centers for left-wing causes and fads, instead of courses where students learn how to weigh conflicting views of the world for themselves.
Hillary Clinton became an iconic figure by feeding the media and the left the kind of rhetoric they love.
At a time when other Third World countries were setting up government-controlled economies and blaming their poverty on “exploitation” by more advanced industrial nations, Lee Kuan Yew promoted a market economy, welcomed foreign investments, and made Singapore’s children learn English, to maximize the benefits from Singapore’s position as a major port for international commerce.
Minimum wage laws reduce employment opportunities for the young and the unskilled of any age.
Winston Churchill understood that military deterrence was what preserved peace.
Blacks are far more statistically “over-represented” among basketball stars in the NBA than among people stopped by police in Ferguson.
The “gender gap” is not nearly as big as the honesty gap.
Random thoughts on the passing scene…
Barack Obama’s campaign promise to “fundamentally change the United States of America” hardly suggests love.