Why conservatism is a hard sell

From philosopher Roger Scruton’s new book “How to Be a Conservative” Conservatism starts from a sentiment that all mature people can readily share: the sentiment that good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created. This is especially true of the good things...

Thoughts on “greed”

From economist Thomas Sowell’s “The Vision of the Anointed” (1995): Among the many other questions raised by the nebulous concept of “greed” is why it is a term applied almost exclusively to those who want to earn more money or to keep...

What does it mean to be poor in America?

Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield at The Heritage Foundation Each year for the past two decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported that over 30 million Americans were living in “poverty.” In recent years, the Census has reported that one in seven Americans are...

No, the government is not “us”

Glenn Reynolds in USA Today Government, we are sometimes told, is just another word for things we choose to do together. Like a lot of things politicians say, this sounds good. And, also like a lot of things politicians say, it isn’t the least bit true. Many of...