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Analysis and Commentary

Humans Can Survive Underwater

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Alarming media stories that twist the facts about rising sea levels are dangerous because they scare people unnecessarily and push policymakers toward excessively expensive measures to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The real solution is to lift the world’s poorest out of poverty and protect them with simple infrastructure.

Analysis and Commentary

Montgomery County Talks A Good Game On “Equity.” Now It Has A Chance To Walk It, Too.

by Michael J. Petrillivia The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

There’s been a lot of talk about racial equity in Montgomery County as of late. It is motivated in part by a disturbing “racial equity profile” released in June, which shows dramatic disparities between white and Asian residents and their African American and Latino counterparts in employment, health, education and many other domains.

Analysis and Commentary

Time To Rekindle The Tradition Of Mutual Support

by Paul Packer, Kiron K. Skinnervia The Jerusalem Post
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

These survivors were stunned to find a whole race of people treated as second-class citizens in the United States, the country that had ensured the survival of the Jewish people.

In the News

Elizabeth Warren's Class-Warfare Malarkey

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Hill
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is at least a co-frontrunner for her party’s presidential nomination, claims she’s a capitalist. But she sure has a funny way of showing it.

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The Libertarian: Against ‘Common Good Capitalism’

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Marco Rubio’s misguided attempt to upend American economic policy.

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Area 45: John Cochrane: Wealth Under Attack

interview with John H. Cochranevia Area 45
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Why are wealthy people being demonized and how and why did “wealth” became a pejorative term?


Bernie Sanders Goes Completely Sideways On California’s Housing Crisis

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Bernie Sanders is downright angry with Apple for its efforts to address California’s housing crisis. Last month, Apple announced it would contribute $2.5 billion, including $1 billion in new housing, $1 billion in mortgage assistance, and $300 million of Apple-owned land to be used for affordable housing.

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The Libertarian: Crime & Punishment & Politics

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates and big city district attorneys move left on criminal justice.

Analysis and Commentary

Laughter As Medicine

by Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia The American Interest
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

To fight populism, we need to adopt a response not just for coping, but for overcoming and ultimately restoring decency and civilized discourse: Laughter.

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Area 45: Giving Thanks With Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Area 45
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The many reasons why Americans should be giving thanks this holiday season.


Virtues Task Force