Tag Archives: Poverty

Victorian London and Baltimore’s Post-Capitalist Proletariat

Meet John Walker, alias “Black Jack,” a licensed hawker in Victorian London. He makes a living distributing coal to Londoners in winter and selling sand to stables in summer. Like larger entrepreneurs, he plays the spread between wholesale and retail. … Continue reading

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FT: Obamanomics Failed, but Don’t Blame Obama

In a Financial Times column titled “The riddle of black America’s rising woes,” Edward Luce spins a convoluted alibi to absolve Barack Obama of his egregious policy failures. He may have been President for the past six years, and Democrats … Continue reading

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The Poverty and Inequality Party

Between 2001 and 2008 it was impossible to discuss economic issues with a liberal without getting a stentorious sermon about the evils of the “Bush tax cuts for the rich” and the resulting surge in income inequality. Now the Bush … Continue reading

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Racism Inc. Blocks the School House Door; GOP to the Rescue

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 was a seminal day in the history of American social policy.  Seven thousand school kids, mostly black and Hispanic, went to Albany to protest NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attack on the charter schools that were … Continue reading

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Cruz Control: Going for Growth

The YouTube video was titled “Ted Cruz Bashes Obamacare and Talks ‘Single Biggest Lie in Politics.’”  I expected the Senator’s Iowa speech to be another acrid diatribe, cogent but predictable, against Obamacare and an out-of-touch Congress that foisted this absurd … Continue reading

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Revolt Against the Elites

Something big and fundamental is happening in America—a broad-based revolt of ordinary citizens against Washington elites, left and right.  Elite arrogance and ineptitude across a multiplicity of issues has provoked the unwashed masses beyond the Beltway.  Let us count the … Continue reading

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The Anti-Poverty Party

HollandeDazed Last July we wrote a squib titled “Seven New Reasons Not to Create Jobs in France” that ticked off seven tax hikes passed by Socialist Prime Minister Francois Holland and then offered: “Our Prediction: The tax hikes will not … Continue reading

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