The Famished trail of Socialism

Socialism is the road to serfdom.  Americans have no idea how good they’ve had it.  Given the chance, a Trump or Sanders “revolution” would erode all of that prosperity away in a heartbeat. The American students growing interested in “socialism” today are too young to remember what the world actually looked like the last time socialism held sway. In their…

Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

Americans have more disposable income than nearly every other country on earth. The few exceptions include a handful of northern Western European states and some small city states like Monaco. Even when accounting for government benefits and taxes, Americans still have more income available to spend than almost anyone else. As this measure from the…

University of Chicago issues strong defense of free speech

The University of Chicago is welcoming new students to campus by warning them that they might hear things that might make them uncomfortable. A letter sent by the school this week tells incoming freshmen that the university does not support “trigger warnings” as part of its commitment to freedom of expression. “Dear Class of 2020…