A group including about 250 million- and billionaires calling themselves Proud to Pay More (P2PM) advocated the imposition of wealth taxes in an open letter to the “luminaries” meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Penn’s commitment to a free society needs our re-commitment.
It is time we realized that there is no fair way out from government Social Security commitments that exceed the funds available.
Hazlitt’s most important contribution was his consistent defense of the central importance of liberty in American life, even though it lost him more than one job. At a time when real commitment to liberty is scarce, Americans need to remember his wisdom.
Washington knew his efforts were a means to an end—maintaining liberty. We would profit by reflecting on his words and whether the vision we act upon today reflects that vision or distorts it.
Obamacare plans are often “junkier” than available short-term plans for a large number of Americans in a large number of circumstances.
“Many assumptions and phrases in the social justice literature are repeated endlessly, without any empirical test,” making it the “seemingly invincible fallacy at the heart of the social justice vision.”
John Locke’s view reflects the fact that a government that has nothing of its own to give, but can only give what it takes from others, means it cannot “give” to some without involuntarily violating the general welfare of others.
All too often, unscrupulous businesses weaponize the United States’ antitrust laws — which are only supposed to be utilized to protect consumers against higher prices and other consequences of monopoly power — for their own self-serving purposes.
The Jones Act, the most restrictive cabotage law in the world, has decimated the number of American-flagged ships and the trade they carry, not built it up.
Unionized workers effectively form a cartel that would be illegal under antitrust laws as an obvious “restraint of trade” if unions had not been specifically exempted from the rules.
The Orwellian “Build Back Better” and “Inflation Reduction Act” plunders from the future to gratify hoped-to-be-Democrat voters now.
The U.S. government has long been waging war on savings, making it the cause of, rather than the solution to, low savings rates.
The insulin pricing problem is a result of the government regulating business.
Poison pills are more likely a defense of bad management than a defense of stockholders rights. They undermine the market for corporate control and, as a result, the value of stockholders’ investments.
The differences between President Calvin Coolidge’s results and Joe Biden’s results are like night and day. Coolidge closely reflected our Founders’ insights in what he wrote and said, which we would truly profit from, given how far we have deviated from those ideas in modern America.
Many have embraced the fatal disunity of factions, putting liberty in extreme peril.
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