by | Oct 4, 2018

My teenage son had a date Sunday, but the girl lives more than an hour away and my son doesn’t yet have his driver’s license, so I was recruited as the parental accomplice in this romantic mission. We met up…

by | Sep 28, 2018

Conservatives of a certain age may recall a quip from the days in the wilderness, “When you see two pols in conversation, you may assume they are conspiring against the public good.” The joke had a downside, of course, inasmuch…

by | Jul 26, 2018

Unemployment sinks below four percent, some anticipate gross domestic product growth to approach five percent for the second quarter, and the Dow enjoys an addition of more than 5,000 points since Donald Trump’s inauguration. But bashing capitalism strangely remains in…

by | May 8, 2018

The bicentennial anniversary of Karl Marx on May 5 came and went. This marginal thinker who became a curious voice of the disenchanted has haunted the globe with puerile economic analysis that a class of people has embraced as its…

by | Mar 13, 2018

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Last week, the Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Elizabeth Bruenig entitled “It’s time to give socialism a try.” While such an outlandish idea isn’t necessarily out of place on the Opinion page of…

by | Dec 14, 2017

Now for a few words about money and race. It’s hardly a secret that black households in this country as a group are substantially less well off than white families. The income gap between white and black families has narrowed…

by | Nov 7, 2017

Crony capitalism is one of the biggest problems the American economy faces today. In order to gain an artificial advantage over competitors, cronyistic businesses push for economically damaging regulations, restrictions on trade, and market-distorting subsidies and tax breaks. Confronting such…

by | Aug 2, 2017

What, more street theater along the lines of “Occupy Wall Street”? Do we have to endure another example of progressives hurling false accusations at free-market capitalism? That was my first thought upon seeing the pictures of the small bronze statue…

by | Apr 25, 2017

Capitalism’s two centuries have proved competition is its essential element. No place in America’s 21st century demonstrates this like its educational system. On the positive side stands America’s world-leading college system; on the other stands America’s world-lagging public school system….

by | Apr 5, 2017

The unyielding persona of founder Ralph Lauren, coupled with the primacy of global grunge and the desire for on-line shopping, may have mortally wounded the iconic Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL). The company appears to have hurt itself with its management…

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