No one is poor enough for Democrats

Noah Rothman,  It was an inevitable and natural outgrowth of the Democrats’ Obama-era campaign themes, but so few seem to have seen it coming. The obsession with “income inequality” and the Democratic Party’s rhetorical commitment to using the power of the state to address that imbalance has painted the party’s most prominent figures into an […] Continue reading →

Obama’s Hope and Change Looks an Awful Lot Like 1979

Michael Schaus  It must be nice being an economist for a living. Much like meteorologists, university professors, and the Clintons, getting almost everything wrong doesn’t seem to impact job security. Remember when economists were forecasting 3 percent GDP growth for 2014? Well, that is pretty much already debunked, after the first quarter contracted by more […] Continue reading →

Thomas Sowell: Poverty and Snow Storms

 Many years ago, in upstate New York, there was a lady who was caught in a fierce snow storm that produced conditions called a “whiteout.” That’s when the snow is falling so thick and fast that all you can see in any direction is just sheer white. This lady wandered around in the storm, struggling […] Continue reading →

The Real Casualties In The “War On Poverty”

George Spelvin  “Blacks are different” is a generalization being made by a long time public defender who goes by a pseudonym in order to speak freely and protect himself and his family from danger. “My experience has…taught me that blacks are different by almost any measure [from] all other people,” says the public defender, using […] Continue reading →

Eliminating Poverty And Reducing Inequality: Is A Guaranteed Minimum Income The Answer?

Dr. Tracy Miller  Recently, some commentators have been promoting the idea of a government guaranteed income, where the government would pay a monthly cash payment to every American, regardless of need or merit. A similar idea, the negative income tax, has been discussed by economists for decades. In Switzerland, voters will soon consider a referendum […] Continue reading →

5 Ways Liberals Hurt The Poor

John Hawkins  Democrats have long since realized that people who are poor and dependent on the government will vote for them, even if it is their liberal policies that created the poverty and dependency. That’s why every ghetto in America is controlled lock, stock, and barrel by liberal Democrats. Unfortunately, so many destitute Americans have […] Continue reading →

Epidemic Of Hunger: New Report Says 49 Million Americans Are Dealing With Food Insecurity

Michael SnyderEconomic Collapse If the economy really is “getting better”, then why are nearly 50 million Americans dealing with food insecurity?  In 1854, Henry David Thoreau observed that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”.  The same could be said of our time.  In America today, most people are quietly scratching and clawing […] Continue reading →