Why Sacrifices by the Rich Won’t Fix Social Welfare – Bloomberg

Now, let’s say we are considering more money for disability insurance. It would be easy enough to claim the disability payments are better than more Birkin bags for the wealthy. But we also need to compare the disability program to Continue reading Why Sacrifices by the Rich Won’t Fix Social Welfare – Bloomberg

In A Socialist World, Switzerland Has To Be Capitalist: So You Can Know the Price of Things

Nikita , the Soviet dictator between 1953 and 1964, allegedly said that when “the world is socialist, Switzerland will have to remain capitalist, so that it can tell us the price of everything”. Just as it was important that the Communist world Continue reading In A Socialist World, Switzerland Has To Be Capitalist: So You Can Know the Price of Things

A Socialist Answers Five Questions From A Libertarian | Facciani

A 2017 interview where the definition of Socialism is not clarified but where there is a consession that social programs have a limit. Michael: In your view, what does the individual owe to society, speaking in terms of moral and practical Continue reading A Socialist Answers Five Questions From A Libertarian | Facciani

States With More African Americans Provide Fewer Benefits to the Poor

When he launched his War on Poverty in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Tom Fletcher, an unemployed white Appalachian coal miner who lived in Kentucky. The White House had chosen Fletcher, who had eight children, to become the face Continue reading States With More African Americans Provide Fewer Benefits to the Poor

Venezuela Prosperity Cities: Instead of Empty Supermarkets, there would be Feasts

Lovers of socialism didn’t like my column last week. I wrote that Venezuela’s collapse shows the cluelessness of celebrities like Michael Moore, Oliver Stone and Noam Chomsky, who’d praised Venezuela’s leader. Chomsky called me “an utter coward” for mocking him Continue reading Venezuela Prosperity Cities: Instead of Empty Supermarkets, there would be Feasts

Healthcare Insurance Is Now a Scam: It Means Redistribution

Americans have been fighting over health insurance reform for ages. For example, 25 years ago, in 1992, over 200 congressional health care bills were introduced. Unfortunately, while the rhetoric has focused on insurance, such as how many would supposedly gain Continue reading Healthcare Insurance Is Now a Scam: It Means Redistribution