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Small is Beautiful, ‘cept when it isn’t

My friend Jordan Ballor has a great piece about conservative fusionism, and in particular, the tensions between market oriented and communitarian oriented conservatives. He focuses on the special case of Rod Dreher, Crunchy Con author who recently moved to a small town in Louisiana. Read More ›

Medved on Deserving vs. Undeserving Rich

The Obama administration and its media allies are doing what they can to fan the flames of class conflict.  Some recent pollssuggest the campaign is having an effect on public opinion. But Michael Medved digs a little deeper into the data, and argues that Americans don’t generally dislike the “rich,” but rather, the undeserving rich: The biggest challenge for Mitt Romney isn’t that America hates the rich; it’s that the public hates the undeserving rich, anddeeply resents privileged punks and politically connected connivers who never performed constructive service to make their millions. This is an important distinction, reminiscent of Arthur Brooks’s distinction between “earned” and “unearned” success. 

Hong Kong is Number One

Sure, Hong Kong is not number one on every scale, but year after year, this former British Protectorate that is now part of the People's Republic of China, gets first place in the Index of Economic Freedom. (The US has dropped to tenth place.) Read More ›