Tagged: free market

Reducing the Odor of Social Justice War

Good news, everyone! The U.S. women’s soccer team, which is currently enjoying its fifteen minutes of stench as celebrity social justice agitators du jour, is about to gain a much needed influx of deodorant. Literally. A few days back, I wrote about the soccer persons’ lack of basic economic understanding — or rather, the fact that their greed is bigger than their worth...

Conservatives: Stop Moving the Goalposts for Trump

Donald Trump is convinced he can manipulate anyone with his brilliant financial mind. His true believers, as they watch him doing everything they railed against as anti-market folly for years, anxiously tell the critics to “wait and see what happens before passing judgment.” This means they have forgotten, or they are hoping you have forgotten, what we are supposedly “waiting for.” The question...

On “Free Market Solutions” for Healthcare

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the most exotically-named American political hoax since Barack Hussein Obama, is out there talking again — never a wise choice for her — this time about healthcare. Invoking the “death panel” imagery made famous by Sarah Palin, Ocasio-Cortez tries to turn the concept around on critics of her socialist fantasies: Actually, we have for-profit “death panels” now: they are companies +...

Death to Capitalism! (Seriously)

In recent years, there has been an increasing undercurrent of discussion among conservative scholars and public voices about whether conservatism is theoretically hamstrung by the continued use of the term “capitalism” in mainstream political discussion. I wrote about this question six years ago, before it became something of a hot issue, and I’d like to reproduce my take on it below. A few...