Can a Free Country Guarantee a Minimum Income?

Batten down the hatches and lash yourself to the mizzen mast: I may be having my opinion changed about something. Jeff Carter makes the case for guaranteeing a minimum income: From the classical liberal/libertarian perspective, a basic income guarantee is far better than the current welfare system we have in place now.  If you are a classical liberal, you ought to support More …

When Work is Punished

Another inspirational, pick-me-up post from Zero Hedge, When Work Is Punished: The Tragedy Of America’s Welfare State: Exactly two years ago, some of the more politically biased progressive media outlets (who are quite adept at creating and taking down their own strawmen arguments, if not quite as adept at using an abacus, let alone a calculator) took offense at our article More …

"The End Point of the Welfare State"

Powerline notes that last month, more Americans went on disability than found jobs, and makes some observations about the future trajectory of our great republic: What should we make of an ever-healthier country that produces a steadily growing number of citizens who think their best option is to be disabled? This is a financial problem; a political problem; but above More …