The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

‘Peak Hipster’ in San Francisco

“Affordable housing” is one of those phrases, like “social justice” and “sexual equality,” that sounds like a good thing, until you realize it’s a license for totalitarianism. For most of us, “affordable housing” means living someplace where we can afford the rent. The advocates of “affordable housing,” however, always want to live someplace we couldn’t […]

What the #EllenPao Verdict Actually Means About the ‘Rights’ You Don’t Have

A California jury on Friday rejected the claim by Silicon Valley executive Ellen Pao that her rights had been violated by her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer. And this verdict is a teachable moment. The modern concept of employee “rights” is antithetical to economic liberty. Employment in a free-market system is always a […]

European Economic Crisis?

There is a lot of very important news out there today, but perhaps nothing is really more important than this: The completely unexpected decision of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to remove the 1.20 floor on the Swiss franc against the euro [last week] was one of the biggest currency shocks since the collapse of the […]

It’s a Man’s (Virtual) World, Baby

Before starting this discussion, permit me to point out that no entrepreneur in conservative online media has been more successful than Michelle Malkin, who launched two digital start-ups — HotAir.com and Twitchy.com — and subsequently sold these Internet properties to Salem Communications for sums rumored to be seven figures each. The knowledge that this woman’s phenomenal […]

They Found Peggy Joseph!

Everybody remembers the Florida woman who, during the 2008 campaign, gleefully declared in a TV news interview after an Obama campaign rally that if Obama was elected, she wouldn’t have to worry about putting gas in her car or paying her mortgage. Over the years, whenever the headlines told of bad economic news I’d wonder […]

Like Margaret Thatcher Said

“The problem with socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.” Venezuela is learning that lesson the hard way.  

Majoring in Minimum Wage

You may not remember “Hard Times for Gender Studies Major,” a post last August featuring the lament of @Andria_XX, who had an “Honors BA in Social Justice and Peace Studies” and was pursuing a Master’s degree in Gender Studies: “I have a honors BA and I’m defending my MA thesis in two weeks. I am […]

Thank God for the ‘Pay Gap’!

Ladies, if you think inequality is bad, guess what happens when women make more than their husbands? When she makes more, marriage difficulties jump and divorce rates rise by 50%. Economists at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the National University of Singapore found that traditional views of gender identity, particularly the […]

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