David Brooks, in this provocative critique of Republican Libertarianism, uses the insights of Hayek without mentioning him...
What social workers really think about the poor
Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
I’m surprised it passed. . . .
David Leonhardt argues that the health care changes will work to reverse the inequality of the age of Reagan. . . .
There’s a debate going on in the punditsphere about whether America is ungovernable. . . .
One of the arguments against decentralized decision-making is that it's too selfish...
Paul Krugman foresees an increasing left-leaning electorate. The cause?
Here’s an amazing story from CNN because it’s so ordinary. . . .
Methinks1776, a valued commenter here at the Cafe points out the 2/3 of the American people opposed the health care legislation. . . .
A number of folks have asked me (Sam Grove in the comments to this post, for example) for my impression of how the piece on the NewsHour came out relative to the actual interview, its fairness, etc. . . .
Mark Steyn nails it (HT: Gary Schiff) in a piece on Greece and the path we’re on in the US. My favorite part: We hard-hearted, small-government guys are often damned as selfish types who care nothing for the general welfare. . . .
By 2030, one in five Americans will be over the age of 65, almost twice the ratio than at the beginning of this century...
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
Thomas Friedman writes in the New York Times: Of the festivals of nonsense that periodically overtake American politics, surely the silliest is the argument that because Washington is having a particularly snowy winter it proves that climate change is a hoax and, therefore, we need not bother with all this girly-man stuff like renewable energy, solar panels and carbon taxes. . . .
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
A few countries have found a way to stop graft and foster political stability: hire foreigners to collect their revenue. By Kris James Mitchener and Noel Maurer.
. . . May be paved with good intentions, but Greece has run into a ditch. California, unfortunately, seems to be close behind. By Victor Davis Hanson.
America can decide to be itself again: free, fair, and thriving. By Victor Davis Hanson.