If there is anything positive to be said about the growing chorus of voices (see here, here, and here) advocating a "Universal Basic Income" or UBI, it's that the long-term critics of the welfare state have at last been proven correct. … Read this article
I have observed a constant factor among what are roughly considered 'leftist' ideologies which appears to transcend what broader philosophy the leftist may advocate. This factor is the desire to create a system by which non-producers (those who consume more than they produce) can survive in relative comfort. … Read this article
The decision by Time Magazine to select Pope Francis as its "Person of the Year" instead of whistleblower Edward Snowden is quite frankly, unsurprising.
Even as Snowden continues to reveal the heinous crimes which are being daily committed by the world's most powerful statist regimes, the Pope is using his platform to call for a rejection of capitalism and voluntary exchange and an increase in government theft and redistribution. … Read this article
Those who support government theft and redistribution in any form or for any reason can hardly claim to be indignant when that principle of plunder is extended to include goods or services they consider unnecessary or excessive. Republicans, in particular, are frequently guilty of this hypocrisy. … Read this article
I recently had a socialist tell me that redistribution didn't harm the economy at all because the money would get spent either way. In fact, he claimed that redistribution was more efficient because poor people spend their money while rich people "hoard" it. … Read this article