One of the worst aspects of an ever-enlarging government is that it begins to take on an outsized importance in our daily lives. The political parties and people who control them become more important than they should be. Their policies -- especially when they are destructive -- become more important and impactful than they should be. ...Read more
In the aftermath of the spectacular implosion of startup cryptocurrency exchange FTX, a quick Google search brings up articles asking questions like "Where Did It All Go Wrong?" and "How Did Everyone Miss The Red Flags?"
For insight into the answers, one need only read an article about FTX's founder, Sam Bankman-Fried (who goes by "SBF"). ...Read more
Unlike past elections where certain factors, issues or problems clearly stand out when explaining results, analysis of these midterms feels like assembling a jigsaw puzzle: lots of parts, no clear picture of what happened or what's coming. Here are the pieces I see at this point:
No. 1: There is a big disconnect between what people say matters ...Read more
The Atlantic magazine featured an article earlier this week authored by Emily Oster, an economist and professor at Brown University. Oster looks back over the many grievous wrongs that were committed in the name of "public health" during the COVID-19 pandemic and invites us all to "declare a pandemic amnesty."
I think not.
There should be no "...Read more
Two weeks ago, the Washington Post published a lengthy article titled "Spread of Catholic hospitals limits reproductive care across the U.S." By "reproductive care," authors Frances Stead Sellers and Meena Venkataramanan mean contraception, elective sterilization and abortion, of course.
Buried in the scaremongering are some important points: ...Read more
Ever since Donald Trump descended the escalator in 2015 to announce his run for the presidency, every arm of the Left's prodigious propaganda machinery (the media, Hollywood, academia, the Democratic Party) has howled that Trump posed a unprecedented threat to the safety and stability of the United States -- and the world. No aspect of life ...Read more
About 15 years ago, I attended an entrepreneurship education conference in St. Louis. Among the attendees were educators from Great Britain. This was fairly unusual, and I was curious why they would have traveled all the way to the central United States. When I inquired, their answers were enlightening.
They noted that American entrepreneurs' ...Read more
According to Wikipedia, the notion of a "noble lie" originated with Plato's The Republic; it's a myth or false statement "typically of religious nature, knowingly propagated by an elite to maintain social harmony or advance an agenda."
Today's "elites" are trying to advance an agenda, all right. And they expect their every statement to be ...Read more
The United States of America is one of the more recent additions to what is loosely called "Western civilization," and yet our nation has manifested some of the West's greatest contributions to human society. As such, the cultural, political and social battles taking place here are compelling evidence of the current war against the values of ...Read more
President Joe Biden's disastrous speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia last Thursday made headlines, not only for the backdrop of blood-red lighting (which made the building's decorative molding behind Biden look eerily reminiscent of the stiff-winged eagle used by the Social Democratic Party of Nazi Germany), but even more for the ...Read more