When Governments Cut Spending

What history, and both recent history and the most distant past history tells us is that bringing your spending under control through budget cuts and stringency bears big dividends in the short term and the medium term. Obvious case is Canada. Canada’s public finances in the 1990s were in a truly terrible mess. They took […]

The Government’s War on Interns

Hello internet! You’re watching Mostly Weekly and I’m intermittently Andrew Heaton. Interns! The muse of Hollywood studios who like to ask: what if an intern was a hilariously out-of-touch old dude? The answer is hijinx. This summer millions of students across our great land are working in internships. How do I know? Because we asked […]

Stossel: Government Shutdown Shows Private Is Better

The government shutdown continues, longer than any in history. I’m told, this is a crisis! Government shutdown crisis. Another Trump-generated crisis. This crisis. Crisis! Crisis! It’s causing chaos, confusion, pain. It’s “just too much”, say the Washington Post and New York Times. But wait a second, looking around America, I have to ask, where’s that […]

Capitalism vs. Socialism: A Soho Forum Debate

Capitalism is unstable, capitalism is unequal, and capitalism is fundamentally undemocratic. I want people to make their own choices about how they live their lives, the professions they lead, where they want to work, and what they do. And capitalism offers that potential. Slavery it did it with masters and slaves, feudalism did it with […]

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