California’s Poverty is Dragging Us All Down

January 18, 2018 Editor 0

Ryan McMaken Earlier this week, the LA Times reminded its readers that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. Specifically, when using the Census Bureau’s most recent” Supplemental Poverty Measure” (SPM), California clocks in with a

Get Ready for Economic Liftoff

January 17, 2018 Editor 0

Peter Roff The supposedly smart people said Donald Trump would destroy the U.S. economy if he were elected president. They were wrong. On Thursday, [January 4], the Dow broke 25,000 for the first time in

When Feeding the Homeless Becomes a Crime

January 17, 2018 Editor 0

Jon Miltimore More than a dozen people were recently arrested in El Cajon, California. Their crime? They were feeding the homeless. “The arrests come in the wake of a newly enacted city ordinance banning people

It’s Time to Rethink the Post Office

January 12, 2018 Editor 0

George Landrith With tax reform now in the rear view mirror on President Donald Trump’s list of priorities, it is clear now that he has another mishandled federal issue in his sights – the U.S.

Is Freedom a Radical Idea?

January 11, 2018 Editor 0

Sheldon Richman [The following is drawn from my remarks delivered at Libertopia, October 15.] The answer to the question “Is freedom a radical idea” is:  no and yes. Let me explain. Starting with the “no”: 

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