Jerry Taylor has made some positive noises about her on Twitter lately, as had Will Wilkinson in earlier times. I genuinely do not see the appeal here, not even for Democrats. Let’s do a quick survey of some of her core views: 1. She wants to ban...
David BoazTyler Cowen: Elizabeth Warren “seems to have the worst economic and political policies of any candidate in my adult lifetime, with the possible exception of Bernie Sanders”
Executive Summary National prohibition of alcohol (1920-33)--the "noble experiment"--was undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in...
David Boaz100 years ago today Prohibition went into effect. Alcohol became more dangerous to consume; crime increased and became "organized"; the court and prison systems were stretched to the breaking point; and corruption of public officials was rampant.
Pete Buttigieg has leapt to the top tier of Democratic presidential candidates by touting himself as a moderate alternative, but his economic platform still embraces an expanded role for government and a shift to the left.
Americans have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day, such as the rule of law, free markets, equality under the law, freedom of speech and religion, self-government, and the progress they generate.
David Boaz"#TABOR is a worthy model to replicate outside of Colorado for those interested in reining in the government's appetite for taxation and debt," yet politicians keep trying to undermine it. New report from @CatoInstitute
The Chinese Communist Party was founded on “the extinction of classes, state power and parties,” and “a powerful state apparatus” in the hands of a “people’s democratic dictatorship," and it has yet to renounce that commitment.
Conservatives have long criticized liberals for what they see as a policy of “no enemies to the left.” That is, they said, liberals might not be socialists, communists, or revolutionaries, but they forbore criticizing such people. And they have a...
Our leaders, our electorate and our hallowed system of government itself are aging. And it shows.
David Boaz“if you calculate the median age of the president, the speaker of the House, the majority leader of the Senate, and the three Democrats leading in the presidential polls for 2020, the median age is … uh … 77.” Making Trump seem practically spry.