Government’s built-in ignorance explains how it can spend trillions on failed poverty programs, and then respond to the failure by demanding more funds to continue the same programs.
“We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.”
Social Security is running out of money. You may not believe that, but it's a fact. That FICA money taken from your paycheck was not saved for you in a "trust fund." Politicians misled us. They spent every penny the moment it came in. This started...
Why is it so difficult to win the case for freedom in modern American society? A variety of possible answers come to mind. The collectivists are more effective in appealing to people’s emotions. The interventionist-welfare-statist argument is...
To then accuse capitalism of causing the poverty — while in the very act of eradicating it — is to commit both a historical error and a profound injustice.
Consumers pay more and almost every food business suffers because a few big sugar companies have the political clout to get themselves a sweet deal.
The only way Congress can give one American $1 is to first take it from another American.
People in San Francisco often claim to be concerned about helping the poor. But their many laws make life much tougher for the poor.
Football is popular enough to thrive without politicians subsidizing it.
For years, I've heard American leftists say Sweden is proof that socialism works, that it doesn't have to turn out as badly as the Soviet Union or Cuba or Venezuela did. But that's not what Swedish historian Johan Norberg says in a new documentary...
“You don’t need the government to dictate how to live your life, how much money you should make, how your family should be treated.”
The world of plunder can be replaced with a community of free people pursuing mutually beneficial peaceful production.
What our world needs today is to transcend the collectivisms of the present, whether under more extreme authoritarian regimes or the seemingly milder spiders’ web of controls and commands of the interventionist-welfare state under existing democratic systems of government.
Universal basic income, as all government’s income ‘redistribution’ schemes, is immoral and harmful to all, including the recipients of such income.
The government can, and must, protect us, but not as a nanny. It is not all-knowing, and it cannot define problems for us.
One of the remaining, big European welfare-state entitlements is being developed in Congress — by Republicans.
Neither the total amount of government spending nor the likely budget deficit is threatened with meaningful reduction.
The enemies of capitalism indicted the society of liberty; they distorted the reality of capitalism and its brilliant triumphs in freeing man from poverty; and they imbedded in the minds of many the conception of political entitlements that serve the power ends of political paternalists and which requires the plundering of the peaceful and productive members of society.