Opinion

Liberty Gifts

Struggling to find gifts to get for loved ones? How about a book? I just made a video about some books that shaped my thinking. First, Friedrich Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom” recounts how government trying to centrally plan an economy often leads to tyranny. Government shouldn’t intervene, wrote Hayek, because a free market, like a school of […]

Keep Reading
The Creepy Line

This morning Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video “Socialism Leads to Violence” to be viewed by young people. It violates “community guidelines,” said the company in a computer-generated email. Anti-capitalist bias? Or just an algorithm shielding children from disturbing violence in Venezuela? I don’t know. But a new documentary, “The Creepy Line,” […]

Keep Reading
Pro-Smoking Government

E-cigarettes let people get a hit of nicotine without burning tobacco. Avoiding burning tobacco is the single greatest preventative health measure human beings can take, given the diseases conventional cigarettes cause. Unfortunately, our government and media now act as if vaping e-cigarettes is the health crisis. “Your kids are not an experiment! Protect them from […]

Keep Reading
Grateful for Not Starving

When we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I will give thanks for property rights. Property rights allow each individual or family to do what we want with our small piece of the world without having to answer to the whole community. On Thanksgiving, we’ll probably be told to think of America as one big family — […]

Keep Reading
Single-Payer Health Care

America needs single-payer health care, say progressives. That’s a system where government pays doctors and hospitals, and no sick person has to worry about having enough money to pay for care. After all, they say, “Health care is a “right!” “Who pays for it?” asks Chris Pope, “And that’s really not a rights question.” Pope […]

Keep Reading
Told You So!

Republicans held the Senate! Democrats took the House but by a narrower margin! Did I just embarrass myself? I write this Election Day morning, before most polling places even opened. I don’t know the actual results, of course. But I’ll pretend I do because I trust the betting odds. As of Tuesday morning, ElectionBettingOdds.com, a site […]

Keep Reading
A Bridge to Sell You

“Libertarians believe that you should be as conservative or as liberal as you want to be as long as you don’t want to force yourself on others,” says Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for governor of New York. Sharpe is an unusual Libertarian candidate because he’s doing well in some polls. One found Sharpe getting 13 […]

Keep Reading
Politicians' Deceitful Promise

Will you be able to retire? Maybe not. Will your state pay what its politicians promised? Almost certainly not. Politicians in Connecticut, New Jersey and Illinois are especially irresponsible when it comes to not funding pension plans, but most every municipality has promised more than it will have. “The money hasn’t been set aside for […]

Keep Reading
Shut Up, They Explain

Gloria Alvarez, the young woman from Guatemala I wrote about last week, just got blocked by Facebook. Why? Because she criticizes socialism. After Alvarez joined me in my American studio to make a video we titled “Socialism Fails Every Time,” she flew to Mexico City to make a speech. A few days later she wrote […]

Keep Reading
Socialism Destroys

Socialism is hot. Famous actors recently made a commercial proclaiming that “democratic socialism” creates some of the best parts of America. It’s “your kids’ public school” (says Susan Sarandon), the “interstate highway system” (Rosario Dawson), “public libraries” (Jay Ferguson), “EMTs” (Ethan Embry), “workers who plow our streets” (Max Carver) and “scientists” (Danny DeVito). Wow. I […]

Keep Reading
Go to TOP