Sadly, many think dumb things because most every day the Times runs deceitful, biased stories and headlines that mislead. Opinion columns have license to do that, but these days, Times’ smears extend to “news” stories.
Venezuela has greater oil reserves than Saudi Arabia. But because some people believe socialism is the answer to inequality, Venezuelans starve.
Ethanol is an expensive boondoggle that wouldn’t survive in a competitive market.
Politicians can’t see the wonders that the market provides, but they somehow see everything government does as a blessing — taxes that cut into people’s pay and regulations that make it more expensive to produce. They don’t see that their well-intended “pro-consumer” rules raise prices and reduce choice.
Despite politicians’ attacks on open markets and individual freedom, people keep getting richer and living longer.
In a free country, adults ought to be allowed to speculate.
Where there is rule of law and individual freedom, humanity is better off.
Terrorists are a real threat. So is government with a blank check.
Academics who don’t toe the leftist line get attacked and lose their jobs.
What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris’ Bataclan theater had guns?
“A powerful, politically influential person using his power to steal, essentially, somebody else’s private property for his own private profit,”
Spoiled party kids may have stupid ideas, but they can’t impose them on the rest of us. Politicians can, and do. It’s an important distinction to remember.
Campaign finance rules — and the political incumbents and prosecutor-bullies who manipulate them — are a major threat to our freedom.
Fear is a friend of the state. When people are frightened, they willingly give money and power to politicians and bureaucrats.
If we’re going to sort out which ideas are good and which are bad, everyone must be allowed to speak.
The George Orwell allegory about how noble-sounding revolutions can turn into tyranny resonated with Yeonmi.
When you reward something, you get more of it.
Government intervention in the market has raised the price and lowered the quality of education, housing and healthcare.
Our Drug War creates the carnage that drives poor Latin Americans to abandon their villages and move north.
America became the most innovative and prosperous nation in history because many Americans were adventurous, individualistic people willing to take big risks to discover things that might make life better.
People have long lists of things they think the market can’t possibly do — from building subways to fighting wars. Sometimes, the market does them anyway.
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