Showing posts with label misery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label misery. Show all posts

Ronald Bailey: Minimum Wage and Magical Thinking

No one can defy the law of demand.     If all other factors remain equal, the higher the price of a good, the fewer people will demand it. That's the law of demand, a fundamental idea in economics. And yet there is no shortage of politicians, pundits, policy wonks, and members of the public who insist that raising the price of labor will not have the  ... MORE

It's Official: Harry Reid Should Be Committed

by Jonathan Emord.      Rubber band causes broken face, rib cage, and head injury. In most jurisdictions, civil commitment proceedings are commenced when an individual poses a danger to himself or others.   By that definition, Harry Reid should be civilly committed.   We know based on his public actions that Reid poses a danger to others.         ...  MORE

ObamaCare's Failure Is Not Just A Technology Problem

by Doug Reich.       The rollout of Obamacare has been an unmitigated disaster. From a website that doesn’t work to skyrocketing premiums, Americans are finding out “what’s in it.” The administration and its lackeys have now begun characterizing the problems as due to nothing more than technical problems or so called “glitches” that will be  ... MORE

Robert Zurbin: Imposing Misery By Environmental Devotion

Green anti-humanism.      On February 11, 2013, the Denver Post ran a guest commentary of great clinical interest. In the piece in question, Colorado State University philosophy professor Philip Cafaro advanced the argument that immigration needs to be sharply cut, because otherwise people from Third World nations will come to the United States and  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Liberals, Progressives & Socialists

Where the tiny steps are taking us. In Europe, especially in Germany, hoisting a swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. For decades after World War II, people have hunted down and sought punishment for Nazi murderers, who were responsible for the deaths of more than 20 million people. Here's my question: Why are the horrors of Nazism so well-known and    ... MORE