A Quaint Little British Bribery Scandal

A Quaint Little British Bribery Scandal

On reading about the British scandal involving Owen Paterson, Minister of Parliament (pictured), I yelled “Pikers!” Then I just wanted to pat them on the head, innocents as they are to political grifting: the British are undone with shame by behavior that...
Identity Hypocrites

Identity Hypocrites

Get on an airplane. Work at a government job. Enter a government building. Open a checking, savings, brokerage, or retirement account. Apply for a credit card, loan, or mortgage. Apply for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Welfare, food stamps, or other government...
Break Before You Buy

Break Before You Buy

Millions of Americans recently saw their bank accounts grow by $1400 or some multiple thereof. They have been told that these shekels are part of what it’s going to take to help America recover from the economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. That many of...
Free Riders

Free Riders

America has a free rider problem. Except when she doesn’t. Except when she does. Except when she doesn’t. Depending on who you talk to, progressive taxation combined with various forms of welfare are either a justified “redistribution” of...
Cutting the Rungs

Cutting the Rungs

Way back in the day, which in modern measurement means the previous Presidential campaign, Democratic candidate were all of a mind on doubling the national minimum wage. That there is a mountain of scholarship explaining why this is a Bad Idea from an economic...