The Means of Coercion

Take that, taxpayers! Photo Associated Press. Click on image to view at full size.

The privileged are revolting in Wisconsin.

James Taranto The Wall Street Journal 2/22/2011

…to talk of America in terms of “class” is to speak a foreign language. Outside of university faculties and Marxist fringe groups (but we repeat our […]

Most Union Members Now Work for Government

Steven Greenhouse The New York Times January 22, 2010

For the first time in American history, a majority of union members are government workers rather than private-sector employees, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Friday.

In its annual report on union membership, the bureau undercut the longstanding notion that union members are overwhelmingly blue-collar […]

The Disappearing Private-Sector Jobs

Robert Higgs Investor’s Business Daily 1/20/10

Unless private employment growth resumes soon, the United States risks falling into the same long-term economic sclerosis that has plagued the welfare states of Western Europe for decades.

Large, frequent and unsettling changes in government policies already have made private planning, especially for long-term investment, too risky for many […]