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Clichés of Progressivism

#49 – “People Love the Robin Hood Story Because He Took from the Rich to Give to the Poor”

MARCH 20, 2015 by B.K. MARCUS

Generations have grown up with a heroic ideal of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Only those who are particularly wary of an apparently "progressive" message in the legend take exception.

Clichés of Progressivism

#47 – “The Solution to Overpopulation Is Population Control”

MARCH 06, 2015 by WALTER E. WILLIAMS

There is absolutely no relationship between high populations and poverty.

Feature

The Eugenics Plot Behind the Minimum Wage

There really was a white male scheme to exterminate African Americans

FEBRUARY 10, 2015 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

The minimum wage has a dark, racist history. And the great irony is that its malicious intent is unwittingly being realized today.

Clichés of Progressivism

#43 – “Income Inequality Is the Great Economic and Moral Crisis of Our Time”

FEBRUARY 06, 2015 by RON ROBINSON

The worst demagogues demonize a group they don't like, such as "the rich," for political gain.

Wabi-Sabi

Shut Out: How Land-Use Regulations Hurt the Poor

Economics paints a damning picture of zoning and smart growth

FEBRUARY 05, 2015 by SANDY IKEDA

People sometimes support regulations, often with the best of intentions, but these wind up creating outcomes they don't like. Land-use regulations are a prime example.

Clichés of Progressivism

#40 — “The Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor Are Getting Poorer”

JANUARY 16, 2015 by MAX BORDERS

Progressives should admit that, though the rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten richer, too.

Rules Over Rulers

The Parable of the Ginis

The trouble with taxation and redistribution

DECEMBER 29, 2014 by MAX BORDERS

Our progressive income tax system is arbitrary and immoral.

Book Value

The Plague Is Very Hot

Reflections on disease in the time of Ebola

OCTOBER 23, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE

Can historical memory help us confront the plagues of the 21st century?

Article

Reclassifying a Classic

A Christmas Carol Does Not Support a Welfare State

DECEMBER 24, 2013 by DANIEL OLIVER

A Christmas Carol remains a compelling story. But where it looks for salvation might surprise those who assume Dickens set out simply to indict business.

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