Obsessive Housing Disorder
Nearly a century of Washingtons efforts to promote homeownership has produced one calamity after another. Time to stop.
Bound to Burn
Humanity will keep spewing carbon into the atmosphere, but good policy can help sink it back into the earth.
The Dark Figure of British Crime
Despite government reassurances, Britons feel under siegewith good reason.
The Consolations of Pessimism
In our age, as in Senecas, the worst is always possible.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Businesswoman
The design economy has turned bohemian outsiders into a new marketplace elite.
Legendary economist Anna Schwartz says the feds have misjudged the financial crisis.
Spendthrift Sunbelt States
Arizona, Florida, and Nevada have run through the riches of their boom and are starting to look more like cash-strapped New York.
Heirs to Fortuyn?
Muslim immigration and sclerotic welfare states push Europe right (sort of).
Pedagogy of the Oppressor
Another reason why U.S. ed schools are so awful: the ongoing influence of Brazilian Marxist Paulo Freire
Magnet schools sponsored by cops are getting results with at-risk kids.
The UNs Human Rights Council, friend to Islamists and tyrants everywhere
The Godfather of American Liberalism
H. G. Wells: novelist, historian, authoritarian, anticapitalist, eugenicist, and advisor to presidents
Beauty and Desecration
We must rescue art from the modern intoxication with ugliness.
Richard Pryor: Stand-Up Philosopher
The great American comic satirized white racism, his fellow blacks, and himself.
A New Regulatory Framework
Three agencies, based on the three main goals of financial regulation
The Least Free State
Unless reform comes to Albany, restrictive New York will continue to suffer.
Interstate Confiscation Clause
Massachusetts wants even more tax revenuefrom New Hampshire.
Mayors Put Work First
Reentry programs for ex-prisoners show promise.
A UN war-crimes tribunal targets free speech.
British Banks Are Worth Something
So why is the government threatening to get them for free?
Oh, to be in England
A Modern Witch Trial
Racism: the charge against which there is no defense
Too Busy for Self-Pity