Today, government provides many goods and services that used to be addressed by private means. Public education is one of the most salient examples.
Government stepped into education with the best of intentions. Yet it goes without saying that many people remain dissatisfied with the current outcome. Polls have shown a steady decline of confidence in public schools over time, and it is frequently one of the key issues in US politics. Because the government has been involved for so long, people naturally look to government for the solution.
Continue reading Why Education Is Not a Public Good
While checking his finances this month, Wade Thomas was shocked to discover he has a $250 monthly trade deficit with his local supermarket. “I have no idea how it got that big,” Mr. Thomas explained.*
Continue reading Man Fears ‘Unsustainable’ Trade Deficit with Local Supermarket
There are good reasons to criticize the US food stamps program. The fact that some poor people might use food stamps to buy “junk food” is not one of them.
Continue reading A Bad Argument Against Food Stamps
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the Sierra Club found that only fossil fuels that are burned after being transported by pipeline have an impact on climate change. Fossil fuels used after being transported by other ground-based means, such as trains, do not have any noticeable effect on climate change, the study said.*
Continue reading Sierra Club Confirms Only Oil Shipped by Pipeline Impacts Climate
President Trump is poised to issue a new executive order on immigration this week. It’s likely to be less sweeping than the initial ban so it has a better chance at passing legal muster. It will be implemented in the name of national security, but it will likely be based on the same dubious premise as before–that the people being barred, who are mostly Muslim, pose a significant threat to Americans, even if the evidence does not support this.
Continue reading What the Immigration and Gun Control Debates Have in Common
Many foreign leaders have expressed concern about the role the US will play in the world under President Donald Trump. Now they’re finding solace in an unlikely place: the US military and intelligence community, otherwise known as the Deep State.
Continue reading Egyptian Dictator Praises US Deep State’s Efforts to ‘Save Democracy’
One of the most important things to consider when buying a house is the quality of the grocery district.
Continue reading What If Food Distribution Worked Like Public Education?
Responding to the Ninth Circuit decision rejecting President Trump’s immigration ban, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) cited the Founding Fathers and offered strong support for the President’s ban.*
Continue reading GOP Senator Supports a “Limited Government Where the President Can Do Whatever He Wants”
Back during the presidential campaign, Donald Trump was fond of suggesting that cuts in “waste, fraud, and abuse” in the federal government would be sufficient to balance the budget.
Continue reading In Defense of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse