July 27, 2020
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A Fool’s Drink

In June 2016, the Philadelphia City Council passed a 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-added and artificially sweetened soft drinks. Effectively, their action added 18 cents to the cost of a can of soda, $1.08 to a six-pack, and $1.02 to a two-liter...

Crooked Timber

Ever since Joyce Kilmer’s celebrated poem, the beauty, majesty and power of trees has served as an inspiration to millions. In 1734 essayist, Alexander Pope, wrote that education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s...

Venezuela: The Tragedy of Socialism

Somebody should tell American millennials and Bernie Sanders supporters to take a trip to Venezuela to see the tragedy that socialism inflicts on average people. Young Americans are not learning in their classrooms about the horrific devastation...

Why Socialism Doesn’t Work

Sometimes we find a gem in an unexpected place. That was the case when a friend emailed me an assortment of quotations. Amid the somewhat interesting and not so interesting ones, I found the following: You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity...

Albert Einstein and Socialism

Someone recently sent me an article noting Albert Einstein’s favorable view of Socialism. Knowing that I have been critical of socialist ideas in the past, he asked whether Einstein’s statements changed my mind. It was a fair question. After all...

The Godless Left And Social Justice

Speaking at his first inaugural address, Barack Obama promised to bend “the arc of history … Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions, who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans … what the cynics...

Enjoying Your Obamelet?

Obamelet is an apt metaphor for the President’s transformation of the economy. It recalls Vladimir Lenin’s statement, made 75 years ago in reference to the Great Famine in Ukraine:  “If you want to make an omelet, you must be willing to break a few...