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Media and CultureProperty Rights
The news that Starbucks is closing sixteen stores due to customer safety concerns exposes the lack of police protection in cities and the problems with allowing noncustomers to remain in stores.
With his current timid, weak, and prevaricating position on price inflation, Powell is positioning himself as the new Arthur Burns, who did nothing to end 1970s inflation.
Money and Banks
After more than a decade of monetary stimulus fueling elevated asset valuations and incentivizing an enormous leveraged bet on risk, a soft landing is impossible.
Economic PolicyThe Entrepreneur
When we speak of entrepreneurship, we need to specify if it is economic or political. The first expands wealth and freedom; the second makes us poorer and less free.
ProgressivismThe Police State
Mass shootings are bad enough, but progressives have turned them into political events. They then claim that further politicizing these tragedies will reduce their number.
Police stood around outside the Uvalde, Texas, school while a gunman shot children inside. Meanwhile, gun control advocates tell us we should just trust the cops to keep us safe.
Big GovernmentWar and Foreign Policy
American politicians claim that excessive military spending makes Americans "safe." The record shows otherwise.
War and Foreign Policy
Here we are in 2022, worrying about if the world's oldest nuclear powers will be the ones to touch off a global nuclear war. It's not Pakistan or North Korea or "proliferation." It's Washington and Moscow, yet again.