The Return of the Tax Bullies

Bully: “A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.” In civilized societies, children are taught not to bully. The “#MeToo” movement has declared war on adult sexual bullies. But there is one area where the bullies have not been...

Genocide, Slavery, and Immigration

My New Year’s wish for the coming year is for more of my fellow Americans and others to learn some basic history and try to get a grip on reality. Someone who writes for The New York Times under the name of Michelle Alexander wrote a column published last week, “Who...

A Fool’s Errand

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell just announced another quarter-point interest rate hike. The markets immediately responded by dropping several hundred points. In his arrogant and smug statement, Mr. Powell told us that the economy needed higher interest rates....

When the Bureaucracy Goes Too Far

Zurich What do the Paris riots, Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the dusky gopher frog and Peter Wallison’s new book “Judicial Fortitude” all have in common? They are all signs that the peasants have had it with the bureaucratic state and the smug elitists who...

Too Little Progress against Death and Taxes

Want to live longer? Your odds improve if you are a rich, well-educated Asian or European woman accountant who engages in moderate exercise. If you are an overweight retired professional football player, your odds of having a shorter than average lifespan are high....