Right-to-work and freedom of association

In all of the furor over the passing of  the latest right-to-work law, this time in Michigan, those who profess a  confidence in the free market have found themselves opposite their own pronouncements. The Wolverine State’s newest landmark legislation, like all other so called “right-to-work” laws, prohibits union-shop contracts that require employees to join a […]

Gary Johnson for President

Our government has become a monster. No longer does Washington adhere to a philosophy that would limit its size and scope, nor to the document penned to enslave that entity to its people. Men, like America’s founding fathers knew them to be, are inherently power-hungry. For too long the citizenry has ceded power to our […]

Demystifying housing shortages in NYC

The New York Times seems puzzled that the laws of economics insist on fulfilling their pronouncements: East Harlem has been undergoing a resurgence for two decades, yet the neighborhood is still pockmarked with four- or five-story walk-ups where the ground-floor stores are bustling and the apartments above are devoid of life. Their windows are boarded […]

School reform straw man

When you can’t defend your own ideology, characterize your opponent’s ideology as something that it isn’t, a la David Sirota: On one side are self-interested teachers unions who supposedly oppose fundamental changes to schools, not because they care about students, but because they fear for their own job security and wages, irrespective of kids. In […]