Showing posts with label mobility. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mobility. Show all posts

John Stossel: Popular Nonsense

Repeat a lie often enough and it will be believed.      "Young people are exploited!" "Income mobility is down!" "Poor people are locked into poverty!" Those are samples of popular nonsense peddled today. Leftist economist Thomas Piketty's book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" has been No. 1 on best-seller lists for weeks (with 400    ... MORE

Families Move To Secure Medical Marijuana For Kids

by Lisa Bernard-Kuhn.      Moving to Colorado. The Bentons will move as soon as Addyson comes off the waiting list, which they hope will be October – leaving behind the home in Liberty Township, Ohio, that they built less than a year ago and the friends and family who have supported them. "It's so sad to know that Addyson won't be able to see     ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: A Tiger Of A Book

Keeping the welfare state from destroying America. Professor Amy Chua of the Yale law school is better known as a "Tiger Mom" because of her take-no-prisoners, tough love approach to raising children. She and her husband Jed Rubenfeld (a fellow Yale law professor) have written what may turn out to be the best book of this year. It is titled       ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The 'Fairness' Fraud

It seems as if, everywhere you turn these days, there are studies claiming to show that America has lost its upward mobility for people born in the lower socioeconomic levels. But there is a sharp difference between upward "mobility," defined as an    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Fact-Free Liberals

Read all four parts of this essay!     Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words — "educated," "smart" and "ignorant." Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out of our most prestigious colleges and universities today. President Obama seems completely         ... MORE

Ronald Bailey: The President Is Wrong On Inequality

It is not the "defining challenge of our time."      Are the rich getting richer? Yes. Are the poor getting poorer? No. In fact, over the past 35 years most Americans got richer. Has income inequality increased in the United States? Yes. Does it matter? Well, President Barack Obama thinks so. In a December speech at the Center for American     ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Race-Hustling Results

Scoring the racial grievance industry.        Years ago, someone said that, according to the laws of aerodynamics, bumblebees cannot fly. But the bumblebees, not knowing the laws of aerodynamics, go ahead and fly anyway. Something like that happens among people. There have been many ponderous academic writings and dour editorials in the       ... MORE

John Stossel: Live Free Or Move

Voting with your feet.      Forty-three million Americans moved from one state to another between 1995 and 2010 — about one-seventh of Americans. It's good that we can move! Moving provides one of the few limits on the megalomania of state bureaucrats. Americans have moved away from high-taxed, heavily regulated states to lower-taxed,   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Economic Mobility

Taking advantage of opportunity.      Most people are not even surprised any more when they hear about someone who came here from Korea or Vietnam with very little money, and very little knowledge of English, who nevertheless persevered and rose in American society. Nor are we surprised when their children excel in school and go on to ... MORE

Neal Boortz: The 'Risk' Of Being Poor

Please stand back.   I’ve been waiting for day to say this; waiting to calm down enough that my keystrokes won’t break the keyboard. I heard some lady say something on TV, and seldom have I heard a more idiotic statement from someone in a position to know better … I mean this is so magnificently ignorant – even stupid – that if this woman’s ignorance were   ... MORE