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by | Sep 28, 2022

During my many battles fighting against cronyism, I have often been accused of being hard on government while letting businesses off the hook. This accusation is weird. Defending the free market is quite different from a blanket defense of businesses….

by | Jul 21, 2022

Always beware of the name given to a piece of legislation. It rarely describes accurately the likely impact of enacting a bill. In fact, statutes often do the opposite of what their names suggest. Take Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s proposed…

by | Mar 8, 2022

I am writing this in a large but dreary hotel room in Orlando, Florida. I’m about to give a speech to a large group of retired people. These are well-to-do retired persons. That means they are smart. They have the…

by | Jan 31, 2022

Until this past fortnight, I had no idea how many American Spectator readers were emotionally attached to Hungary. I’ve heard from people who live there and people who want to live there and people who think that everybody should live…

by | Apr 23, 2020

Anti-capitalists around the world are now feverishly hoping that the coronavirus crisis will finally herald the long-awaited demise of capitalism. Whether in the United States, Great Britain, France, or Germany, anti-capitalist intellectuals everywhere are trotting out the same arguments. Just…

by | Oct 24, 2019

Americans are happier than ever before, and it’s all thanks to Ronald Reagan. This unexpected finding comes to us thanks to a study from the University of Warwick, in England. The Warwick researchers measured happiness by identifying, in over eight…

by | Feb 2, 2018

Well, here’s exactly the kind of news the liberal media hates. The Heritage Foundation has released its annual ranking of economic freedom in 180 countries — and there is good news for America in the Trump era. Heritage reports: The…

by | Nov 22, 2017

Americans readily accept two opposing ideas about the first Thanksgiving — one bright and highly idealized, the other gray and somber, but closer to the truth. Jean Leon Gerome Ferris captured the first idea in a painting completed in 1915,…

by | Nov 1, 2017

This afternoon President Trump is expected to sign a bill passed by Congress, with Vice-President Michael Pence as the deciding vote, that overrules a July 2017 regulation created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to forbid mandatory arbitration clauses in…

by | Sep 25, 2017

Any resident of the DC-area has undoubtedly seen from afar or been in the new billion-dollar MGM National Harbor Casino. When I see it, I am reminded of how it was only a few decades ago that an overlapping array…

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