Editorial: Donald Trump vs. Ronald Reagan

May 11th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Elections, Government, Politics Robert May 1 min read

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board writes: Every presidential election year is unique, but 2016 evokes some eerie parallels with 1980. Back then, America was smarting from a costly foreign war that ended in tears. The economy was in a funk, with imports surging and blue-collar jobs at risk. Governments in Tehran and Moscow were behaving in ways that Americans found profoundly alarming. Americans wondered if our best…

 

Hillary: Queen of the Gig Economy

May 10th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Economics, Labor, Politics Robert May 1 min read

Jared Meyer writes: Listening to Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail may lead one to assume she is against the sharing economy, or what she calls the “gig economy.” As she promised in her first major economic address at the New School in New York City, the gig economy is “raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in…

 

Capitalism rejected by majority of adults under 30

May 10th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Democracy, Economics, Government, Politics Bill B. May 1 min read

Michael F. Haverluck writes:  With the self-proclaimed socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) being the hands-down favorite for young Americans looking for a Democratic presidential candidate, the results from a recent survey confirms this Leftist bent, showing that more than half of American adults under 30 reject capitalism. The study conducted by Harvard University was a shocker for many Americans, showing that capitalism is dying in…

 

Democracy’s Death Spiral

John C. Goodman writes:  On Monday, Puerto Rico missed a payment on $422 million worth of bonds. If the United States doesn’t come to the rescue, this will be only the first of many defaults to come. In all, the island has $72 billion in debt and an additional $46 billion in unfunded pension liabilities — totaling more than the country’s annual GDP. As debt…

 

American voters now agree with Donald Trump: He’s the ‘presumptive nominee’ for GOP: poll

May 1st, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Politics William Nissen 1 min read

When Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump declared he was the “presumptive nominee” this week, much news coverage challenged him on it. A new survey reveals that GOP voters appear to agree with Mr. Trump: 89 percent now agree that the candidate will win the nomination, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday.