Thomas Sowell Is Right, As Usual

While covering the debate last evening, Jay Nordlinger tweeted, “T. Sowell: Only the comfortably off care about income inequality. The poor just want to be less poor — no matter what…
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Helping the Poor and Downtrodden

If you would like proof of just how intellectually bankrupt the American left is today, I recommend reading Nicholas Kristof’s column in this morning’s New York Times.  It is about “inequality”…
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Bibi, Inequality, and the Israeli Economy

The conventional wisdom about Israel’s elections is that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lose tomorrow because he has not paid sufficient attention to domestic and economic issues while concentrating almost…
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Democrats Sacrifice Unemployed Pawns

On yesterday’s Sunday news shows, Democrats doubled down on their preferred issue of the new year: income inequality and unemployment insurance. Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and senior Senate…
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A Challenge to Liberals

In his column, the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne once again issues a “challenge for conservatives.” This time his focus is on income inequality. According to Dionne, “It’s good that conservatives are…
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Income Inequality and the Buffett Rule

In his post this morning on Liberals, Conservatives, and Tax Fairness, Peter Wehner writes, Liberals are correct about this: income inequality has increased over recent decades. The task of conservatives…
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Bruce Springsteen’s Brilliant Disguise

Bruce Springsteen is a fantastic musician. But he should stick to music rather than interviews in which he offers social commentary. Take Springsteen’s Rolling Stone interview with Jon Stewart, in…
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Income Inequality in America

In the Spring issue of National Affairs, I’ve co-authored (with Robert Beschel) an essay, “How to Think About Inequality.” The essay argues that while income inequality has never before been…
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