Why I Am No Longer a Brexit “Remainer” The Right - “Those who proclaim their concern for the poor in the abstract nearly always find that they hate what the poor believe in when confronted with it.” Henry George 8/6/2018
When It Comes to the Environment, Don’t Let the “Perfect Become the Enemy of the Good” The Right - “There won’t always be a happy marriage between impactful environmentalism and progressive values. For environmental groups to weather the political storm, they’ll have to be able to tap sources of support from outside the left.” Eddie Ferrara 8/4/2018
What Dave Rubin Gets Wrong The Right - Henry George takes aim at today’s popularization of so-called “Classical Liberalism,” a movement that fails to appreciate that, for true conservatives, economic priorities are always subservient to ensuring social order. Henry George 8/2/2018
British Politics is Degraded and Divisive The Right - “Trump’s visit saw him declare Britain to be in chaos (it is), that the current Brexit wasn’t what people voted for (it isn’t, and never would be), and that Boris Johnson would make a great prime minister.” Henry George 7/20/2018
Political Philosophy for 2018: Talking with Prof. Christopher Freiman The Right - “…Politicians are regular people who should not be expected to be more moral in their political lives than their economic lives. If we have this assumption that people in politics are no better than people in markets, this leads to a lot less confidence that political solutions will be any better than market solutions.” Nigel Thompson 7/9/2018
All the Fake News That’s Fit to Print The Right - “This means that fact-checking is the fake solution to the real problem of fake news. It helps debunk the simple hoaxes, but it only adds undeserved gravitas to fake political narratives and metanarratives.” Stuart Doyle 7/7/2018
Do Poverty, Inequality, and Mobility Have a lot in Common? Not Really. The Right - “Despite the stellar success of ordinary people lifting themselves out of poverty through production and access to a stable market, the income inequality narrative has come to dominate our current public policy discourse, especially in the United States.” Gonzalo Schwarz 7/5/2018
Friedman’s Take on Corporate Social Responsibility is Brilliant and Elegant—But Obsolete The Right - Milton Friedman’s argument that corporations refrain from engaging themselves in social and political issues is compelling. But his argument likely doesn’t apply in today’s world, a world where “social consciousness” actually drives business. Eddie Ferrara 6/30/2018
The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor The Right - “Students are commonly told that Jesus was amenable to socialism because he favored the sharing of wealth. But in fact, he taught personal responsibility, voluntary charity, and doing good from the heart, not from someone else’s wallet.” Lawrence W. Reed 6/23/2018
Literature Meets Identity Politics: Lionel Shriver vs. Penguin-Random House The Right - “Writers should be judged first by the quality of the content of their prose, not their identity. If we forget this, then the world of literature will be much poorer, and with the loss of this source of consolation, so will we all.” Henry George 6/16/2018
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