Sowell: The role of ‘educators’
John Dewey saw the role of the teacher, not as a transmitter of a society’s culture to the young, but as an agent of change — someone strategically placed.
‘Forward’ to the past?
Despite what the left seems to believe, private property rights do not exist simply for the sake of people who own property.
The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens.
Sowell: Taxing the poor
With all the talk about taxing the rich, we hear very little talk about taxing the poor.
Sowell: Obama’s ‘Fair share’ and ‘easing’ rhetoric impoverishes us all, literally
All the pretty talk about how tax rates will be raised only on “the rich” hides the ugly fact that the poorest people in the country will see the value of their money decline, just like everybody else, and at the same rate as everybody else, when the government creates more money and spends it.
Jensen and Flynn
Anyone who has followed the decades-long controversies over the role of genes in IQ scores will recognize the names of the two leading advocates of opposite conclusions…
Hotels and hassles
Since most people who stay in hotels do so while traveling, and stay only a few days in a given hotel, you might think that those who run hotels would want to make it easy.
Killing the goose that lays the golden egg
The Hostess Bakery bankruptcy is a classic example of costs created by labor unions that are not confined to paychecks.
Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment– nice, moderate losers
This country is at a historic crossroads, and the path we choose can determine our future far beyond the next four years.