This sounds suspiciously like the "bootstraps" argument which the left so often and so vehemently rejects. And it's pretty odd to hear it from Bernie Sanders.
Does democracy lead to higher economic growth? Or, is it economic growth that fosters the emergence of democratic regimes?
Ever been to a Communist Easter egg hunt?
Today is Tax Day, the day when individual income tax returns are due to the federal government.
People are much more than their income
It may sound like a dark chapter out of a history book, but Venezuela is happening right now, and millions are suffering.
Clear-thinking Americans fear a headlong plunge into the same ideological swamp that has ruined so many other economies and lament that there seems to be no way to stop it.
The dismal track record of economists should warn us to be skeptical of anyone who yells “recession” at the first opportunity. Still, there are enough red flags to be worried.
Dog owners are willing to spend more on their pets than cat owners – including to save their lives. One reason suggested was that dog owners had stronger bonds to their pets, which prompted them to spend more on things like veterinary care.
Let’s face it, our southern border is a hot mess. At least the administration is trying to do something about it. The alternative is amnesty and open borders.
It seems likely the FAMILY Act will cost substantially more than advocates claim...
A local news documentary about Seattle’s rampant homelessness and drug-abuse crisis has touched a nerve with the city’s residents.
We keep artificially inflating the price of labor—through increases in the minimum wage—and are shocked when it makes it harder or even impossible for low-skilled workers to find work.
Is Equal Pay Day based on misleading claims?
Caregiving is important. The mind-numbing, ordinary, unseen, everyday sacrifices have an impact far beyond what we see in the present.
Desperate patients pay up because they have nowhere else to go—and their distress is deliberate and designed.
The City of San Antonio cannot discriminate against Chick-Fil-A because it disapproves of the company's charitable giving. Donations to a private group are protected by the First Amendment.
Forget race: the real dividing line is class, with identity politics there to distract us into submission.
Tax season is a good time to remind us that the history of taxes tells the story of whole civilizations.
The publication of ethnic pay gaps and its inevitable misinterpretation will encourage resentment and misinformation.
Failure to reform the national health system has led the government to collapse in one of the most statist governments following the Nordic model.
“Why is Narcan free to a dope addict but my insulin is $750 a month?”
It's not what you'd expect...
Dating apps like Tinder have created a large, unregulated market for dating. But here is where capitalism fails. Every man can join a dating app, few will ever get a date.
The largest organization of labor unions in the U.S. slammed the Green New Deal for combating climate change by threatening the livelihoods of millions of Americans.
These examples are only the tip of the iceberg.
The last decade has witnessed very few collapses as steep as the one Venezuela is still immersed in, but there are some significant runners-up.
Would city planners and neighborhood groups welcome a developer who planned to build a neighborhood of 1950s retro housing?