The Poor, Disabled At The Mercy of Libertarian Individualism

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 At The Mercy of Libertarian Individualism

The Public Housing Shame: Crony Capitalism and Government False Promises

The $25 million Labre Place in Miami was built using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. It’s named for the patron saint for the homeless and now home to 90 low-income residents, about half who were once homeless. Screenshot courtesy Continue reading The Public Housing Shame: Crony Capitalism and Government False Promises

British View of the Minimum Wage: Not the best way to help low earners | The Economist

MOST Britons have not had a decent pay rise in years, but the people of West Somerset have done better than most. Since introducing the “national living wage” last April the government has increased minimum hourly pay for the over-25s Continue reading British View of the Minimum Wage: Not the best way to help low earners | The Economist

Forcing a Cut in Price of Prescription Drugs Won’t Work

Reducing the cost of medical care, rather than health insurance, is so often underemphasized or even absent from discussions of reforming the health care system. And yet lowering costs of medical care is essential for broadening access to care, reducing Continue reading Forcing a Cut in Price of Prescription Drugs Won’t Work

Trump’s Budget Blueprint 2017 Loses Libertarians

To this point, we’ve only been talking about discretionary spending, which accounts for only about one-third of the federal budget. The rest covers mandatory spending on Medicare, Social Security, and other entitlements along with interest on the debt. If Willie Continue reading Trump’s Budget Blueprint 2017 Loses Libertarians

Marijuana Industry Projected To Create More Jobs Than Manufacturing By 2020

Jobs. That is what the marijuana industry hopes will keep the Trump administration from cracking down on cannabis companies. A new report from New Frontier Data projects that by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter Continue reading Marijuana Industry Projected To Create More Jobs Than Manufacturing By 2020