How to Frame the Economic Inequality Question

It’s safe to say I disagree with him on the merits, but Timothy Noah frames the question provocatively in the correspondence section of the latest Claremont Review of Books, responding to William Voegeli’s unfavorable reviwe of his book The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It: It’s important to…

The Cliff: Fake Poll, Real Quote

“Look, if you taxed every person in successful small business making over $250,000 at a hundred percent, it’d only run the government for 98 days. If everybody who paid income taxes last year, including successful small businesses, doubled their income taxes this year, we’d still have a $300 billion deficit. You see, there aren’t enough…

We are all conservatives now

I recently finished Gabriel Kolko’s Triumph of Conservatism and Charles Kesler’s I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism.  I’ll have more to say about those books later, but I wanted to comment on something that became very clear to me upon reading them. By way of brief summary, Kolko’s thesis is…

What Does an Employer Owe His Employees?

Last weekend, my family ate breakfast at the Mother’s Market & Kitchen near our house.  My wife’s diet has become increasingly organic – which is to say that my diet has become increasingly organic (for the better! thank you, dear!) – and Mother’s offers a wide variety of selections in that regard.  As we browsed the…