Immoral Government: “Phasing Out” Fossil Fuels

Fonda’s attack on the oil sands is inconsequential; Trudeau’s is evil.

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David Ricardo on Wealth, Inflation, and Freedom (Economic Ideas)

David Ricardo (1772-1823) was one of the most influential economic theorists of the first half of the nineteenth century.

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Flourishing Business Needs Free Markets

iPhones would never have been created in a centrally planned economy where the government regulates the prices, from CEO pay to those of products.

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School Choice Wars

All politicians come out 200 percent in favor of education, especially when an election is coming up. What that usually means is that they are prepared to dump more billions of taxpayer dollars down the bottomless pit of our failing public schools, whether or not that...

Gore’s Disastrous Green Agenda

On Friday, Al Gore declared that "prosperity is on the ballot" and described himself as "the right ... choice to keep it going." But those who are watching his campaign more closely just got a reminder of who the real Al Gore is: an environmental zealot out to shut...

Joseph Lieberman Takes Groveling 101

When Vice President Al Gore announced that Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., was his running mate, many people applauded. Lieberman, an honorable man, was seen as a refreshing choice that just might help voters forget the immorality and corruption emblematic of the...

USS Cole Torpedoed by Political Correctness

The USS Cole is a $1 billion high-tech missile warship. But it was no match for a rubber dinghy manned by two Arabs. The explosive-laden dinghy severely damaged the Cole and inflicted 56 casualties (17 dead, 39 injured) on a once proud U.S. Navy. The attack on the...

Al Gore’s Campaign: Desperate and Ugly

As election day approaches, look for Al Gore's campaign to get both desperate and ugly. Desperate not only because Gore's lead has vanished and Bush has edged ahead, but desperate also because this is the end of the line for Gore and everything he has worked for all...

Death, Wealth, and Taxes

Last [month], President Clinton carried through with his threat to veto bipartisan legislation that would have repealed the federal death tax over the next decade. The death tax makes a trivial contribution to total federal tax revenues of $2 trillion -- about 1.5...

The Party of Maxine Waters

She is one of the most self-serving, hate-filled, race-obsessed politicians in America. The Democratic Party doesn't just embrace her. It kneels at her feet. Los Angeles Congresswoman Maxine Waters reigned supreme when Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe...

Social Security — A ‘Risky Scheme’

Many people were amazed when Governor George W. Bush proposed reforming Social Security because Social Security was considered to be "the third rail" of American politics. But Social Security has now reached the point where it is going to give us all a big jolt if we...

The Crisis of Anti-Capitalist George Soros

I've just recently finished George Soros' new book, Open Society : The Crisis of Global Capitalism Reconsidered. In this 245-page mini-treatise, the renowned currency speculator and billionaire "guru" calls for more government regulation and bureaucratic management as...

Notes on a West Coast Wilding

There was a fatal beating on the West Coast [a few months] ago. It was the kind of incident that makes the hair on your arms stand up straight. The kind that makes you gasp out loud and double-check the locks on your front door. The kind that makes you wonder why, if...

Black Loyalty

It's indisputably beyond question that black Americans have a level of loyalty to the Democratic Party and its big-government policies second to none. They connect political power with economic power. But the evidence that I see is that individual application and...

Will the Next Administration Lose Britain?

With the demise of the Soviet Union a decade ago, U.S. foreign policy has fallen off the screen. Arab-Israeli conflict is trying to put it back on, but until the latest outbreak of violence in Palestine, the focus of U.S. foreign policy was on Kosovo, a break-away...