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Friday, May 31, 2019

The Case Against Free College

The calls for "free college" are ramping up, with media stories about Americans having to leave the country because they can't pay their student loans back. What the stories do not tell us is the choices that people make to end up in that situation. What their majors are, for example...

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tesla the Ponzi Scheme

Tesla is going down. It is a slow, agonizing death, but it is happening. Hopefully, some do-gooders in politics and the pundit sphere can learn a thing or two from this debacle. And save taxpayers from having to fund more of them in the future.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Europe's Decline: Too Serious for Punditry

As Europe is being pulled apart by its political flanks, some pundits still don't get what is really happening. Can we please try to take this seriously? Europe's future is looking increasingly dire; if we understand the European crisis, we might actually be able to mitigate its repercussions. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Elections Reinforce Europe's Decline

As I have been saying for years, European politics is being fragmented. The center is losing, the flanks are gaining and the economy continues to tank. That last point is monumentally important - and almost as monumentally ignored. 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Liberty, Democracy and Populism

What is populism? Some people simply define it as political opinions they don't like. Others go as far as to say populism is incompatible with democracy - and that populism must be fought in order to protect democracy...

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Challenge for Libertarians

Libertarians have a role to play in both American and European politics. However, in order to become relevant, they need to get their priorities right. That will take some work, some serious thinking and some real, deep commitment to understanding, working for and following through on complex socio-economic reforms. Do they have what it takes?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Defeating Socialism: A Republican Check List

The Republican party is in a good position to save America from the radical socialists in the Democrat party. However, since we can always rely on the GOP to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, here is a checklist they might be wise to follow - just in case they lose sight of what the 2020 election is really all about.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Who Decides If You Have Nothing to Hide?

A classic defense for government encroaching on our integrity and privacy is that "if you have nothing to hide..." With the advancement of information and communication technology the question of "having nothing to hide" is again becoming relevant - especially since the libertarian movement is beginning to fold on the "nothing to hide" part.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Why Do People Fall for Socialism?

The history of socialism is a history of destitution, destruction and death. So, why, then, is it still so attractive to some people?

Thursday, May 9, 2019

MMT: An Instrument of Central Planning

This is a reprint of my article on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) from Cayman Financial Review, 4th Quarter (issue 53) of 2018. It explains where MMT comes from and its dangerous policy implications.