by | Oct 18, 2018

Fundamental misunderstandings of capitalism are peddled to young people on a daily basis. The most glaring example of this trend was a recent tweet by TeenVogue magazine, advertising their capitalism explainer article to teen girls with the caption, “Can’t #endpoverty…

by | Oct 13, 2018

Background In 1985 my family moved to Israel for two years, playing our part in reclaiming a heretofore unclaimed portion of our Biblical patrimony. So, with 35 other young families, we co-founded the new community of Neve Aliza in Ginot…

by | Oct 11, 2018

For about the millionth time the siren song of socialism is alluring the gullible. Even though socialism has a perfect record of disasters it continues to rise from the grave. Today it’s manifested in the young socialist challengers in Democrat…

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…

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