This is what I call the Goodbye Lenin Delusion, the idea that socialism could have turned out completely differently. It could not, and it never will anywhere, no matter how often we insist on trying.
Cato’s Patrick Michaels assesses current state of climate debate
A special shoot out to the Anti Vaxxers who laid the groundwork for this and the DACA Dreamers (actually the Socialists who created it) for importing a new wave of pertussis, mumps and measles
Foreign aid transfers money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
Paraphrase: Matt Riddly
How Can Sweatshops Help The Poor Escape Poverty?
“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”
– Thomas Sowell
Why — at a time in our history when guns were readily available, when a person could just walk into a store or order a gun through the mail, when there were no FBI background checks, no waiting periods, no licensing requirements — was there not the frequency and kind of gun violence that we sometimes see today, when access to guns is more restricted?
– Walter Williams
A few observations on the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
“Which brings us back to gun control, something countless liberal pundits and Democratic congresspeople are breathlessly demanding right now. How on earth could anyone believe both that Trump is a fascist and that it’s a good idea for a federal government he runs to take guns away from law-abiding citizens? If Trump is a budding Mussolini—let alone something worse—then you shouldn’t want to give him the power required to wage a war on guns. Keep in mind that many gun owners are people of color, who would be (and frequently have been) disproportionately affected by enforcement of new gun laws. Indeed, if Trump wanted to further damage immigrants and communities of color, eroding their rights and jailing their men, he could find no more powerful tool than a license to confiscate guns.” – Robby Soave in If You Think Trump Is a Fascist, You Should Oppose Gun Control
Want to save people from poverty? We know how to do that.
Matt Riddly explains that The poor are carrying the cost of today’s climate policies
They may be right; we will see. But, today, we are deliberately causing suffering in partly futile efforts to stop something that is currently doing more good than harm, mostly to poor people.