Category Archives: Socio-Political Essays

Poverty under Democratic Socialism – Part III: Is the US Denmark?

Part Three of three. Parts One and Two were posted previously here and on Notes on Liberty. The whole essay is also on Notes on Liberty. You may comment on either blog.       The Americans who call themselves … Continue reading

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Poverty Under Democratic Socialism – Part II: Escaping the Padded Cage

       Part two of three.       There aren’t many signs that the French will soon free themselves from the trap they have sprung on themselves. The Macron administration had been elected to do something precisely about … Continue reading

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Poverty Under Democratic Socialism – Part I: the French Case

First installment of an essay in three parts. (Also in Notes on Liberty.)       Recently, I saw a televised investigation by the pretty good French TV show, “Envoyé spécial” about current French poverty. It brought the viewer into … Continue reading

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Trumpian Racism

Once more, President Trump is blamed for whatever is wrong with America. And whatever is, maybe, possibly, wrong. And only two years in office. Think of his gigantic potential to ruin everything! He has not directly been blamed yet for … Continue reading

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The Admissions Scandal Will Improve Universities

I would have been annoyed, I would have felt frustrated if my alma matter, Stanford, had been left out of the university admissions scandal. After all, what does it say about your school if it’s not worth bribing anyone to … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of National Health Care

Around early August 2018, a research paper from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University by C. Blahous made both the Wall Street Journal and Fox News within two days. It also attracted attention widely in other media. Later, I … Continue reading

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A Confession: I Voted for Trump

A younger friend of mine, an immigrant like me, keeps having trouble understanding why I voted for Pres. Trump, toward whom she drips with hatred. She produces so much hatred of the president you might think she knows him personally. … Continue reading

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