Monday, May 28, 2018

China’s Rich Enough, Urban Enough, To Abolish The One Child Policy...

If we were to view China's one child policy through entirely utilitarian eyes we'd say that it is rich enough, and urban enough, to...

Wringing Money Out Of The Newspaper Carcass

Jack Shafer writes in the center-left Politico about “vulture capitalist” Randall Smith of Digital First Media, the owner of the Denver Post and several...

There’s A Certain Cheek In Mahathir Mohamad Pardoning Anwar Ibrahim

Yes, it's OK, we around here are indeed aware that a royal pardon in Malaysia comes from the Monarch of Malaysia, not from the...

Impressive – Ethiopia’s Managed To Make The Bureaucracy Run Out Of...

This is a truly and deeply impressive piece of governance. Ethiopia has managed to so screw the system that the bureaucracy itself has run...

Rand Paul Will Support Pompeo

There is a difference between libertarian-conservatives and left-libertarians. While, on domestic issues, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is mostly a breath of fresh air, his...

Scandal! American Corporations Avoid Taxes

Legally avoiding taxes is — legal. The problem becomes: How to trash American corporations for doing so? A report by the Institute on Taxation and...

Shifting Standards for Acceptable Candidates

In the last week, two things happened in America that remind us of the criteria the public uses to evaluate candidates — namely, none....

EUxodus: Who Asked EU Anyway?

Last week, Andrew Neil and a panel of journos and critical thinkers introduced a new opinion poll to a room of fidgeting politicos at...

“Are You A U.S. Citizen?”

President Trump caught hell for for stating as a candidate that border-jumpers are not good people: When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their...

The Colonies: Garbage In, Massacres Out

The Florida grade-school massacre, and the Connecticut one, and the one that happens next, are not a deviation from the basic design of our...