New Socialists
New Socialists
by | Mar 7, 2020

The other night I ended class by introducing my students to the concept of “concentrated benefits versus dispersed costs.” Given the season, it was an opportune moment to use tax code simplification as an example. When such reform is on…

by | Mar 5, 2020

Bad news, Bernie. Really bad news. When billionaire Mike Bloomberg joined the Democrat debate stage two weeks ago in Nevada, a brooding Bernie Sanders looked ready to pounce on him screaming, “Capitalist reptile!” The old codger glanced, grimaced, growled at…

by | Mar 4, 2020

Much to the dismay of their Boomer and Gen X elders, an Axios poll from early 2019 indicated that roughly half of millennial and Generation Z respondents agreed with the statement that they “would prefer to live in a socialist country.” This…

by | Feb 27, 2020

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke for many Democrats across the country when she said in Tuesday’s South Carolina Democratic presidential primary debate, “Bernie [Sanders] is winning right now because the Democratic Party is a progressive party, and progressive ideas are popular ideas.” But…

by | Feb 11, 2020

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cannot stand it. She wants blacks back on that liberal plantation — now. The Washington Times reported the story this way: AOC rips Rush Limbaugh as ‘virulent racist’: ‘Truly nauseating’ he was awarded Medal of Freedom The…

by | Feb 8, 2020

Dear Comrades, Thieves in Iowa have tried to sidetrack the revolution with childish bourgeois schemes. The Democratic Party establishment is plotting against us with fat-cat special interests. Like that capitalist reptile Hillary Clinton in 2016, they are the enemies of…

by | Feb 3, 2020

One of the first things President Trump did after being elected was to take a pair of pliers to the teeth of socialized medicine — Obamacare — and rescind the “shared responsibility payment” — the massive fine applied to Americans…

by | Oct 15, 2019

The Democrats’ presidential contest is not so much between candidates as it is among competing groups on the Left. Having virtually secured the nomination, the Left is now battling to determine who will represent it, and more importantly, what the…

by | Sep 24, 2019

“That wasn’t real socialism.” “I want democratic socialism, not authoritarian socialism.” “Capitalism is an archaic system.” If you know a politically active young person, I am sure at least one of these quotes will ring a bell. Well, at least 49.6 percent sure…

by | Sep 12, 2019

Sometimes the behaviors that cause us the most grief aren’t obvious. An especially harmful habit, for example, is an attitude of certainty. It is a habit that creates problems. Intolerance. When you’re absolutely certain you’re right about something, it means…

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