The Economy in Context: December 2018

[T]he president's misbegotten policies are presently the biggest factors in the market today.

The Chinese Misconnection

When Trump sat down across the table from Xi Jinping, he mistakenly believed that it was an opportunity to do business. Xi let him believe it.

Remembering George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush was the very first president I voted, on November 3rd, 1992. A vote I will never regret.

Some isn’t Most and Racism isn’t “Right”

As it turns out, weaponizing the government against individuals is what the left does...

Climate Alarmism Washes Out Again

So can we finally take our foot off of the global warming alarmism pedal, at least for a while, and get back to the serious science?

Nationalism: Our Shame and Contempt

Nationalism doesn't require any deep intellectual commitment, only an unquestioning loyalty to the partisan nation-state.

Manifest Hypocrisy: Matthew Whitaker

If we still lived in the land of the free and the home of the brave, we'd toss all of these it out and start anew.

America’s Napoleon Complex

Donald Trump is the uneducated white, working class American's Napoleon.

Gauging Trump’s Jobs Facade

The fact that so many Americans are not participating in the labor force today, a problem that exploded under Obama, so he bears responsibility, is the single largest problem facing America today, and Trump and his supporters never talk about it.

A Short Word: Who is the Left Again?

Ironically, red state voters became so focused on the "red scare" that they haven't notice they're every bit as red and every bit as nationalistic as the communists they oppose.

The Election 2018: Riding the Blue Wave

[D]id the Democrats get their "Blue Wave" or not? Simple mathematics tells us that they did and easily.

The Economy in Context: November 2018

Americans should remain skeptical of the rosy picture painted by the latest jobs report, because fundamental problems in the economy remain.

A Short Word: Choosing Barabbas

Do Americans have the moral courage to do what is right and choose leaders who will refrain from antagonizing their fellow Americans on partisan grounds?

Trumpism: Paranoia Run Rampant

Anyone who has argued with a conspiracy theorist immediately recognizes the disconnect from rational facts that Trump's many supporters exhibit.

The Economics Quarterly: October 2018

There are a lot of things that look good in the last few quarters, and growth remains solid, particularly if the 3.5% preliminary GDP growth rate holds through revisions, but there are still some nagging doubts that won't go away.

Vampire Slaying: America’s Tax Addiction

As it turns out, the Framers were right. Not being able to afford tyranny is a phenomenal way to ward off the monstrosity.

A Short Word: The Conservative Ethic

At the heart of the conservative ethic, we believe that the truth supersedes opinion, because of this we must also believe that our ideas and political positions are always subject to scrutiny.

But Isn’t Trump Worth It?

Should conservatives of conscience continue to oppose Donald Trump's crony corporatist presidency or, given what Donald Trump has allegedly accomplished over the last two years, accept his glaring character flaws and manifest corruption as simply the price of admission?

Debt, Deficits, and the American Way

So how do alleged proponents of "limited government" philosophy rectify our political ideology with the government as it exists today?

The End Of The Bad Old Days

While the economy continues to churn along even into 2018, well beyond what I had predicted, two recent events indicate that the gravy train may finally be coming to a long overdue halt.

Counterfeit Conservatism

Conservatism ... can be summed up in three basic values, each absolutely necessary to the philosophical framework: individualism, capitalism, and limited government.

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