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Sunday, December 16, 2018
No, Obamacare will not go away. Despite a federal judge ruling it unconstitutional, you can bet that Congress will find a way to keep it on the books.
There is a lot more at stake here than just Obamacare. If this case, known as Texas v Azar, goes all the way to the Supreme Court, it could set a precedent for other entitlement programs. For this reason alone, neither Democrats nor Republicans will let that happen.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Challenge to debate paid family leave:
I hereby challenge anyone, conservative or liberal, to debate paid family leave in a public forum.
This challenge goes out to the Independent Women's Forum, the American Enterprise Institute, or anyone else who is in favor of paid family leave.
Anywhere, any time.
------I have no allergies. Strike that: I have one. I am allergic to perbertility.
Perbertility is the combination of stupidity and arrogance. I do not often come across examples of it, which makes every case of perbertility stand out even more.
The paid-family leave issue has brought such a case to the spotlight: the Independent Women's Forum.
Friday, December 7, 2018
All it takes for socialism to conquer a country, is for intelligent people to do nothing. That is how Venezuela fell from being the wealthiest nation in Latin America to a runaway economic, social and moral disaster.
With the election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Congress, America has decided to glance through the door, to the long walk from prosperity to totalitarianism and chaos.
Monday, December 3, 2018
This article provides a background to one of the important features of my book The Rise of Big Government: How Egalitarianism Conquered America where I discuss the modern American welfare state and its ideological roots in totalitarian Swedish political theory.
In the first installment of this two-part series I discussed two examples of academic political corruption: the increasingly absurd efforts by terracentricists to defend their idea that the Earth was the center of the universe; and the equally absurd attempts by climate "scientists" to defend their deteriorating discipline.
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