We Do Them No Favors

When the store manager at Wal-Mart announces, “Special de hoy; ¡comprar tres tomates y conseguir uno libre!” over its public address system Wal-Mart is providing a service to a segment of its customer base.  At the same time many find it irritating when a clerk at the... Read More

A Matter of Priorities

Writing for the CATO Institute, economist Daniel Mitchell wrote, the reason our government wastes so many of our tax dollars is because government programs are magnets for fraud. Mitchell makes a valid point, but fraud isn’t the only cause of wasteful spending,... Read More

Political Musings

For the most part I don’t think our underlying political differences are as great as they appear; rather I suspect they’re more a consequence of where we get our information. If equality and fairness are the two words that best describe liberal orthodoxy, then freedom... Read More