Inequality: the Solutions

There is going to be talk of inequality for three straight years. It’s the Obama administration’s strategy to help voters forget the horrors of the implementation of Obamacare. (It’s not optimistic about the rest of the plan either, it seems.) Of course, the word “inequality” resonates well with young people who have been impoverished by … Continue reading Inequality: the Solutions

Inequality

President Obama’s signature achievement is in shambles. He believe himself that it cannot be saved. He is going for left-radical broke. Today he denounced “inequality.” I am not sure younger people have the sophistication to realize that there are thousands of ways to measure inequality and that, therefore, you can always find one that serves … Continue reading Inequality

The 2020 Dems

The two Democratic presidential debates were performed against a broad background of consecrated untruths and the debates gave them new life. Mostly, I don’t use the word “lies” because pseudo-facts eventually become facts in the mind of those who hear them repeated many times. And, to lie, you have to know that what you are … Continue reading The 2020 Dems

Poverty Under Democratic Socialism — Part I: the French Case

I saw a televised investigation by the pretty good French TV show, “Envoyé spécial” about current French poverty. It brought the viewer into the lives of six people. They included a retired married couple. The four others were of various ages. They lived in different parts of mainland France. All sounded French born to me. … Continue reading Poverty Under Democratic Socialism — Part I: the French Case

Poverty Under Democratic Socialism

Jacques Delacroix jdelacroixliberty@gmail.com Part I: the French Case I saw a televised investigation by the pretty good French TV show, “Envoyé spécial” about current French poverty. It brought the viewer into the lives of six people. They included a retired married couple. The four others were of various ages. They lived in different parts of … Continue reading Poverty Under Democratic Socialism

Shares of Income – Common Left Delusions

Two big conceptual mistakes are hidden in one small graph that help the leftist delusion. 1. I do not contest the data. I have not checked them. They may be correct. I don’t know; I have another purpose. 2. People who use this graph (though not the makers of the graph, maybe) implicitly assume that … Continue reading Shares of Income – Common Left Delusions

Socialism(s) – Part Two

Sweden’s Imaginary Socialism as a Non-Model Part One of this essay was posted a couple of days ago. In it, I reviewed some of the avatars and zombies of the vague words “socialist” and “socialism.” I arrived at the inescapable conclusion that Sen. Sanders “democratic socialism” means only Scandinavian and, specifically, Swedish “socialism.” I look … Continue reading Socialism(s) – Part Two

Tricks of Unequal Poverty: A Repost (In Honor of Bernie Sanders)

Note: This is an old post, reproduced today in honor of American Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders In the previous installment: I explained how the general standard of living in America, denoted by real income, grew a great deal between 1975 and a recent date, specifically, 2007. This, in spite of a widespread rumor to … Continue reading Tricks of Unequal Poverty: A Repost (In Honor of Bernie Sanders)

Unequal Poverty: Tricks (Part Two of two)

In the previous installment: I explained how the general standard of living in America, denoted by real income, grew a great deal between 1975 and a recent date, specifically, 2007. This, in spite of a widespread rumor to the contrary. The first installment touched only a little on the following problem: It’s possible for overall … Continue reading Unequal Poverty: Tricks (Part Two of two)

One Sure Thing About Globalization – The American Motion Pictures Industry World Hegemony Part 2

[Editor’s note: this lecture was delivered to the Leavey Institute of Santa Clara University in 2003. You can find it reproduced in whole here] Poverty, some International Trends Now, let’s look for objectionable new facts in the worldwide distribution of income. (It’s too difficult to get international data on wealth.) In the nineteen-fifties, the total of the national … Continue reading One Sure Thing About Globalization – The American Motion Pictures Industry World Hegemony Part 2

Woman’s Mind; The Mysteries of “Occupy;” the Libertarian Side of the Movement; Syrians

My wife of more years than she cares to remember just told me calmly that I had “low standards” in “women and in food.” It seems that she thinks I could have done better than her. Makes me think because, by and large, I trust that woman’s judgment. Got to take a second look at … Continue reading Woman’s Mind; The Mysteries of “Occupy;” the Libertarian Side of the Movement; Syrians