Showing posts with label envy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label envy. Show all posts

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts On The Passing Scene

Sparks of brilliance!        The presidential election prospects for the Democrats are so bad this year that only the Republicans can save them — as Republicans have saved them before.  Will a Supreme Court without a single Protestant justice rule that an "under-representation" of any group is evidence of discrimination?  Here is a trick question: What        ... MORE

Nick Gillespie: Why Intellectuals Hate Capitalism

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey explains.   "Intellectuals have always disdained commerce," says Whole Foods Market co-founder John Mackey. They "have always sided with the aristocrats to maintain a society where the businesspeople were kept down." Having helped create the global grocery chain intellectuals arguably like best,       ... MORE

John Stossel: Lots Of Democrats Want Socialism

The unintended consequences of socialists.      Nearly 10,000 people turned out to hear Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin. Why? Apparently, many Democrats want socialism. Sanders is the Vermont senator who is running for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Sanders calls himself a "democratic socialist," not to be confused with New     ... MORE

Bernie Sanders's 12-Point Socialist Plan for America

by Pedro Gonzales.  Every committed revolutionary needs a plan. Karl Marx had one, and so did Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.  Add to that group socialist senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont, who is considering running for president (as a Democrat) and has already announced a 12-point plan at the Huffington Post.  He writes: As Vermont's   ... MORE

Kurt Schlicter: My Privilege Is Doing Just Fine

How to undermine the self-supporting.      Liberals have a new word for what normal people call “success.” They call it “privilege,” as if a happy, prosperous life is the result of some magic process related to where your great-great-great-grandfather came from. It’s the latest leftist argument tactic, which means it is a tactic designed to prevent   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Moral Bankruptcy

As if monetary poverty is not enough!     If you want to get some idea of the moral bankruptcy of our educational system, read an article in the May 4th issue of the New York Times Magazine titled, "The Tale of Two Schools."The article is not about moral bankruptcy. But it is itself an example of the moral bankruptcy behind the many failures     ... MORE

Jaana Woiceshyn: Envy Vs. Achievement

A battle of political philosophy.     Envy is one of the most useless of feelings, both in our private and business lives. Yet many people experience it, at least from time to time. They envy their neighbor’s fancy car and exotic vacations, or wealth in general.  They envy their friends’ educational achievements or the praise they receive   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Inequality Bogeyman

Stop calling envy "social justice".       During a recent lunch in a restaurant, someone complimented my wife on the perfume she was wearing. But I was wholly unaware that she was wearing perfume, even though we had been in a car together for about half an hour, driving to the restaurant. My sense of smell is very poor. But there is     ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Politics Of Hate And Envy

Part of the progressive agenda is to create hate and envy. One component of that agenda is to attack the large differences between a corporation's chief executive officer's earnings and those of its average worker. CNNMoney published salary comparisons in "Fortune 50 CEO pay vs. our salaries". Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's annual salary    ... MORE

Holman W. Jenkins Jr: The Inequality Obsession

Do we want to persuade the rich to report less income?  If it were learned that the car driven by the average American is 10 times more likely to burst into flames than the car driven by the richest 1%, what should the policy response be? Should it be to mandate that cars driven by the rich burst into flames more often? Income inequality is a strange obsession, at least ... MORE

Andrew B. Wilson: Freedom Vs. Fairness

Will America succumb to the politics of envy?    As the third of seven children, I grew up in a family where fairness issues were constantly bubbling to the surface. It did us no good. Each of us pleaded in vain for relief from the unequal division of household chores and duties. And complain though we would, we couldn't stop the sometimes uneven   ... MORE

William McGurn: Taxing Kim Kardashian

Progressives want to spend more of her money.     Poor Kim Kardashian. Well, poor may not be the right word. By all accounts—especially those she televises for her reality shows—Ms. Kardashian manages quite comfortably on her income. According to the New York Post, that includes as much as $17.9 million that she raked in for her well-publicized August ... MORE