This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty. You might imagine my surprise when I received a letter from its Office of Equity and Diversity Services notifying me that I was required to "complete the in-person Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training."
When you hear about consensus on global warming, know that it is the terminology of politics, not science. True science has nothing to do with consensus, but only requires one scientist who happens to be right.
I state and refute standard objections raised by Republicans against conservatives and libertarians who choose to sit out elections.
Local chambers of commerce are some of the most important organizations within the private sector, providing immeasurable services to their business members. Their days may be numbered as ObamaCare and the Big Government propaganda machine forces people into healthcare exchanges, driving them away from insurance programs offered by chambers.
Two recent law-enforcement decisions illustrate yet again that when government sets out to solve a problem it created, things get much worse.
Why is it that natural gas sells in the U.S. for $3.94 per 1,000 cubic feet and in Europe and Japan for $11.60 and $17, respectively? Part of the answer is our huge supply. What partially explains the high European and Japanese prices is the fact that global natural gas markets are not integrated. Washington has stringent export restrictions on natural gas.
How can they think they’re capable of managing a complex health care system, one-seventh of the entire U.S. economy, when they can’t even build a half-decent statue?
That’s the question that came to mind about the bureaucrats, politicians, and central planners in D.C. when I saw that Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin was busy doing major re-carving in order to conceal an incorrect phrase at the $110 million Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington that he designed.