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Liberal Democracy Is Dead, Long Live Illiberal Democracy?

If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s when people talk about liberal democracy in the present tense. Democracy died in this country when Obama signed his executive orders on immigration and the left went mad with ethnic hatred. You … Continue reading

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Elite Responsibility and Societal Neglect

American elites (which I define as the upper-middle and upper classes) are a paradox: we preach bohemianism while living socially conservative lifestyles.  In our post-60s world, we refuse to share our social best practices—the very reason why we are elites, … Continue reading

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Romney Should Run On Social Inclusion

It’s hardly a secret that Democratic policies lead to social exclusion, especially progressive policies.  Social democracy, in particular, requires a pool of “permanently unemployed” citizens to keep wages high in the protected employment sector and maintain exorbitant job security. National … Continue reading

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President Wilson Was a Suppler-Sider?

In the excellent book Taxation: The People’s Business (read it here, page 137) by Andrew Mellon, written in the 1920s (and found by Thomas Sowell in a recent column), I found the following quote from Wilson: At the same time … Continue reading

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Why is the American Center-Left Evil?

Anyone who’s ever spent time around Europeans knows that the American center-left is unique and special: it is evil and nihilistic, in a way the European center-left is not.  Europeans are often horrified at the idea of welfare policies that … Continue reading

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Why Republicans Ran Deficits

There is a lot misunderstanding of why policymakers refused to cut government spending or tighten monetary policy during the early 2000s–despite Republican majorities in Congress and a Republican president.  Partly this was the Bushites’ idea that Republicans could copy Democrats … Continue reading

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How The Government Creates Inequality

I’ve been reflecting lately on the nature of inequality.  As conservatives, we believe that some level of inequality is good for society.  I submit that the current level of inequality is neither natural nor the fault of private sector actors.  … Continue reading

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