Is intergenerational upward mobility supposed to be immune to the personal choices a person makes? read more
Henrik, I agree with a lot of your points, for the obvious reason that they’re statements of fact. Young people’s attitudes are different than older peoples’ attitudes. That is part of the reason we call them “young people.” And while … read more
I don’t want to start a war with my AEI colleagues, specifically Intrade junkies Mark Perry and Jim Pethokoukis, but can I offer a small bit of skepticism about Intrade? I understand why prediction markets are interesting. But am I … read more
In his Bloomberg column, my friend and National Review colleague Ramesh Ponnuru has a great list of questions he’d like to see asked of the Republican candidates at the next debate. On the policy side, I can’t think of any … read more
The results in Iowa demonstrate why politics vexes the overly literal and technocratic. If you’re a young Mitt Romney type running a Powerpoint presentation on the metrics of your success in Iowa, it would seem like a home run. With … read more
Also of Interest
Don't edit the First Amendment
Obama's 'idiot' defense
Government officials will behave like idiots sometimes, not because they are individually dumb but because a government that takes on too much will make an idiot out of anyone who thinks there's no limit to what it can do.
An agency after Obama's own heart
Obama probably didn’t order the IRS to keep his opponents from talking. But these bureaucrats certainly acted like ones he’d been waiting for.