Politicians just don't learn.
People die as police fight drug dealers. Marijuana dealers form gangs and fight among themselves.
It's so stupid. Especially because marijuana is relatively harmless.
Finally, some states legalized it, hoping to put an end to the black market. But legalization hasn't ended the violence.
Why? Because many states ...Read more
Have you noticed how our language is changing?
At a congressional hearing on "Birthing While Black," nearly every politician used the words "birthing people" instead of "women" or "mothers." Asked why, Shalanda Young, President Joe Biden's budget director, said, "Our language needs to be more inclusive."
Activists have also changed "equality" ...Read more
America has so many regulations that today, often the only way to do something new, to create something great, to prosper is to ignore rules.
Minutes before SpaceX launched a rocket, the government told the company that the launch would violate its license.
SpaceX launched anyway.
CEO Elon Musk says that the Federal Aviation ...Read more
Politicians say they pass laws to "protect Americans from big business."
People like hearing that. Many don't like big business.
Unfortunately, most people don't realize that those laws often help big business while hurting consumers.
"Big business and big government are not enemies like a lot of people think they are," says American ...Read more
Would carrying a gun make you feel safer?
Robert Nash and Brandon Koch thought so. But the state of New York denied them gun permits, saying they hadn't demonstrated a "special need."
Why did they have to prove such a "need"? The Supreme Court ruled more than 10 years ago that all Americans have a right to keep and bear arms, no matter ...Read more
Last week, I debunked three myths about capitalism. Here are four more:
Myth No. 4: Capitalism creates unsafe workspaces.
"Greedy capitalists" will risk workers' lives to increase production if government, through agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, doesn't stop that.
It's logical to assume that ...Read more
Everywhere, people trash capitalism.
But what they think they know about capitalism is usually wrong.
My new video debunks some myths about capitalism.
"No one ever makes a billion dollars," complains Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "You take a billion dollars." In other words, capitalists get rich by taking money from others.
Whom does Facebook trust to censor?
A Ph.D. graduate from France.
The Frenchman, Emmanuel Vincent, started a group he calls "Climate Feedback." It does "a new kind of fact-checking."
It sure is new.
I released a video in which some climate scientists argue that climate change is not a "crisis." They believe people can ...Read more
I hate waiting at traffic lights. There's a solution: traffic circles, or roundabouts.
Traffic circles terrified me when I first confronted them in Europe. A movie, 'National Lampoon's European Vacation,' captured my experience when it portrayed Chevy Chase driving in London, unable to exit a rotary all day.
Besides being hard to navigate, I ...Read more
Home prices keep climbing. It's another reason to let people build housing.
But corrupt politicians sometimes prevent that.
The little town of Edgewater, New Jersey, sits right across the Hudson River from Manhattan. A developer, Maxal Group, bought a dumpsite there and proposed building more than a thousand new waterfront apartments.
The ...Read more
America has a record 8.1 million job openings.
The media call it a "labor shortage."
But it's not a labor shortage; it's an incentive shortage.
"No one wants to work," says a sign on a restaurant drive-thru speaker in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Please be patient with the staff that did show up."
I never wanted to work. I got a job because I ...Read more
Congress passed the $2.2 trillion Heroes Act.
House Democrats said it gives money to "governments who desperately need funds."
But it also gives lots of money to people who don't need funds.
Maryland, which even The Washington Post admits is "flush with cash," got enough extra money to pass a budget that "hands bonuses to every state worker."...Read more
Americans took out $1.7 trillion in government loans for college tuition.
Now, some don't want to pay it back.
President Joe Biden says they shouldn't have to. He wants to cancel at least $10,000 and maybe $50,000 of every student's debt.
"They're in real trouble," says Biden in my latest video, "having to make choices between paying their ...Read more