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by | Jun 3, 2022

When you walk into a high-end cocktail bar these days, there’s a good chance you’ll notice something a little different. Many of these mixology havens are now offering drinks that seem to be missing a key ingredient: alcohol.  This is…

by | Feb 3, 2022

With some pundits advocating for price controls to fight inflation, it suddenly feels like the 1970s again. This type of overbearing intervention has never worked as marketed, something President Richard Nixon discovered in 1973 when he lifted the wage and…

by | May 1, 2021

The arts have rarely been kind to commercial activity, and visual media are no exception. Businesspeople are typically depicted as venal and immoral, and even when not playing the villain their line of work is usually at best incidental to…

by | Jan 27, 2021

“Western civilization under its capitalist economic order has produced a worldwide cornucopia of consumer goods and a remarkable improvement in human health,” writes Donald Devine in The Enduring Tension: Capitalism and the Moral Order. “But few among the beneficiaries are…

by | Apr 23, 2020

Today English Brexiteers celebrate St. George’s Day in memory of the patron saint of England. The coronavirus shutdown mandates minimal festivities, so this year there will be none of the street parties and local parades that have sprung up since…

by | Jan 4, 2018

By the time Congress gets around to reforming health care, the private sector will have already done so. The pending acquisition of Aetna by CVS Health indicates as much. This purchase follows Amazon’s forays, both sub rosa and in plain…

by | Mar 22, 2017

What are more important to the health of an intellectual movement, writers and academics or investors and philanthropists? That thought occurred to me, when I was informed of the death of Chuck Brunie, the former longtime Chairman of the Board…

by | Mar 6, 2017

The past week in sports highlighted two very different but nevertheless telling narratives that prove, in the end, even leftist ideals are subject to the market forces of supply and demand. First up was cop-hating, Castro-loving knucklehead Colin Kaepernick. The…

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