Short-term Home Rentals don’t Create Unsafe Neighborhoods

Floridians have rented homes out to vacationers and ‘snowbirds’ for decades, but in the last few years city officials have begun making that illegal because a few bad apples shared their homes with individuals who made a nuisance of themselves. We don’t Continue reading Short-term Home Rentals don’t Create Unsafe Neighborhoods

The Poor, Disabled, and Helpless are Better off With Free Enterprise

Since capitalism is the only social system in which the courts uphold the principles of objective law—since it is the only social system in which the government protects individual rights (including property rights)—since it is the only social system in Continue reading The Poor, Disabled, and Helpless are Better off With Free Enterprise

Venezuela’s Socialist Revolution Causes Withdrawal from OAS: Deadly Protests Continue

  Venezuela says it will withdraw from Organization of American States (OAS), accusing the Washington-based grouping of meddling in its internal affairs. The government made the announcement after the OAS voted to hold an meeting of foreign ministers to discuss Continue reading Venezuela’s Socialist Revolution Causes Withdrawal from OAS: Deadly Protests Continue

School Choice Success Proven in Arizona: Top Schools in America

Once again, Scottsdale-based Basis Charter Schools made top national rankings by U.S. News & World Report, but this time taking the No. 1 spot. Basis Oro Valley took No. 3, while Basis Peoria grabbed the No. 5 spot and Basis Continue reading School Choice Success Proven in Arizona: Top Schools in America

Obamacare and after: Even with insurance, American medical care can be ruinous | The Economist

ALTHOUGH Donald Trump occasionally pokes it in the ribs, the fight seems to have gone out of the Republican effort to reform America’s health-care system. That is a shame, not because the first attempt at reform was well-judged, but because Continue reading Obamacare and after: Even with insurance, American medical care can be ruinous | The Economist

United Airlines and the Zero Aggression Principle – Zero Aggression Project

When passenger David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines plane, it was a violation of the Zero Aggression Principle (sometimes called the non-aggression principle). The Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP) says that it’s wrong to use threats, backed by actual Continue reading United Airlines and the Zero Aggression Principle – Zero Aggression Project

Proof that Obamacare Caused Premiums To Increase Substantially

Two scholars at the renowned Brookings Institution, Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg, have published an analysis finding that “average premiums in the individual market actually dropped significantly upon implementation of the ACA [Affordable Care Act].” This contrasts with a plethora Continue reading Proof that Obamacare Caused Premiums To Increase Substantially

The Rich Should Pay a Fair Share of Taxes, not Almost All of it

This is an updated and revised version of a CD post from last year that generated nearly 300 comments because of the controversial nature of the topic  – whether “the rich” pay their “fair share” of taxes or not – Continue reading The Rich Should Pay a Fair Share of Taxes, not Almost All of it

Regulation Can’t Improve United Airlines, Only Competition Will

Most semi-frequent travelers have their own private no-fly list—that one airline whose aggressive incompetence and casual cruelty leads them to say “never again.” Even before introducing the term “re-accommodate” into the National Registry of Corporate Euphemisms, United has been that Continue reading Regulation Can’t Improve United Airlines, Only Competition Will