Why do congressmen get re-elected?

This is a common meme spreading in various related forms. A large group of politicians (such as Congress) has a low approval rating whereas individual politicians still get re-elected. Why is that? Some explanations proposed are: 1) Voter ignorance. 2)…

0 Comments / 104 View / May 1, 2015


Bernie Sanders: Wrong About Social Security

Post hoc ergo propter hoc… After this, therefore because of this… The original Social Security Act was passed in 1935. A lot has changed in the past 80 years. Sanders wants you to believe that the reduced number of seniors…

0 Comments / 303 View / April 30, 2015

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Should min-wage be enough to finance lifestyle choices?

Is a 2-bedroom apartment an essential entitlement for someone making minimum wage, or is it a luxury? Doesn’t sound like much, but you know who can afford to live in a 2-bedroom apartment? Me. And my family of 4. With…

0 Comments / 35 View / April 30, 2015


Common Core’s Failing Grade

It’s Common Core testing season for public schools, and many parents in my state of NY are opting their children out of the test. As a parent, taxpayer, and libertarian, I am against the program on several levels. Like many…

0 Comments / 28 View / April 30, 2015

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Of all the voices saying “You can’t,” the loudest is the one in your head.

Social media has been ablaze with talk of the Baltimore riot. What I find astounding is the large number of Social Justice Warriors condoning or celebrating the acts of violence being committed by these rioters. Assuming that the Baltimore police…

0 Comments / 39 View / April 30, 2015


Can America Afford Obamacare’s Cadillac Tax?

With Tax Day and Tax Freedom Day being over, one would think that the time for dealing with taxes is done. It isn’t, at least in Congress. Apparently, there is a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare,…

0 Comments / 34 View / April 30, 2015


The contributions of Market Capitalism to economic prosperity

Since WWII, the world has seen the collapse of communism and the expansion of international trade. Since the time of Adam Smith economists have believed that both markets and trade are important contributors to economic growth and ultimately human flourishing….

0 Comments / 385 View / April 29, 2015


Facing Competition, McDonald’s Increases Minimum Wage

When employers doll out wage increases, the announcement is usually met with appreciation and enthusiasm. For McDonald’s, however, their recent wage increases and new benefits were met with criticism and demands for more. McDonald’s will be raising wages by about…

0 Comments / 43 View / April 27, 2015


Just say ‘yes’

0 Comments / 33 View / April 26, 2015


The fantasy of ‘Democratic Socialism’

Democratic socialism is political ideology advocating a democratic political system alongside a socialist economic system. The socialist party of the United States’ website declares, “We believe socialism and democracy are one and indivisible.” Similarly, the Democratic Socialists of America states:…

1 Comment / 757 View / April 23, 2015