Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Plan Bay Area: Telling People What to Do

The San Francisco area’s recently adopted Plan Bay Area may  set a new standard for urban planning excess.

Obama, the Great Defunder

Obama has announced that he will defund the entire government rather than sign a bill that does not contain funding for ObamaCare. Senator Harry Reid has said he will not let the U.S.

Labor Productivity vs. Compensation

In some but not all industries, we can measure output; e.g., tons of this, cubic yards of that. By relating output to hours of labor, we have a measure of labor productivity.

Yes, We Can Drill Our Way Out of This Problem

Perhaps you read the USA Today editorial on Augus

The Federal Government's Reaction To Bitcoin Is An Acknowledgement Of The Dollar's Vulnerability

With an insight that eluded many 20th Century macroeconomists, the cybergeek innovators recognized the natural market connection between the value and the quantity of the currency. 

Other Nations Would Negate Any U.S. Attempt to Tackle Climate Change

In an editorial last Wednesday [“Global warming is real, and it’s our fault — let’s fix it”], the Sun-Times was right to recognize any attempt to reduce gl

Democrats and Lawlessness

In the third of the six films of the Star Wars saga, the Sith Lord who has infiltrated to become the ruling Chancellor of the democratic republic confederation of peaceful worlds announces

ObamaCare’s Biggest Wrong: Collecting the Premiums

One of the long-standing problems in the individual health insurance market is collecting premiums.

Shale Gas Better Climate Solution Than Carbon Tax

In a recent commentary ("The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change," Aug. 18), former presidential adviser Carol M.