George Leef

Posts by George Leef (page 6)

  • Carly Fiorina is worth considering

    Tim Carney is impressed with her and makes a good case that she is better than many of the other GOP candidates on economic issues in this piece. She also has exactly the right arguments against Hillary and Elizabeth Warren.
    George Leef, May 7, 2015
  • Civil asset forfeiture strikes in NC

    Lyndon McLellan runs a small convenience store in Fairmont. He’d been running the store and banking his profits for 13 years when the IRS swooped in last year and confiscated his entire account of over $107,000. He has not been charged with a crime, but the IRS thought his banking…
    George Leef, May 5, 2015
  • Don’t expect intellectual consistency from politicians

    Not even those who proclaim to be “independent.” I refer to Senator Bernie Sanders, who has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination. He wants people to regard him as a deep, principled thinker, but the obvious inconsistency of his stances on the minimum wage and foreign trade won’t help.
    George Leef, May 5, 2015
  • A most revealing chart on health costs

    In this Freeman piece by Max Borders, you see a most revealing chart. It shows how, over the last 40 years, the number of health care administrators has grown far, far more than the number of actual health care providers. We have federal intervention to thank for that. (As…
    George Leef, April 30, 2015
  • The difference between progressives and radicals

    In this post, Sheldon Richman contemplates the difference between progressives and radicals on the current hot topic of the minimum wage. Progressives see what they regard as a problem (some people working for what seems to be too little pay) and demand a coercive solution imposed by government: force…
    George Leef, April 30, 2015
  • Unions relentlessly push their belief system

    Big Labor never stops pushing its belief system (collectivism good, individualism bad; unions good, employers bad; government dictates good, competition bad, and so on) and that certainly includes using public education to spread those ideas. In this City Journal piece, California teacher Larry Sand discusses the tactics in use…
    George Leef, April 28, 2015
  • A rejoinder to Senator Whitehouse

    Several months ago, Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse was among the imperious signatories to a letter to the John Locke Foundation (and numerous other organizations he dislikes because they don’t accept the need for drastic federal controls to deal with the hobgoblin of “climate change”) demanding lots of documents his…
    George Leef, April 23, 2015
  • Good name for our economic malady: Obama-nemia

    That’s the term used by economist D. Brady Nelson in this Townhall piece. He also advocates using new measure of the impact of federal economic policy on the well-being of Americans, the “personal burden formula.” Nelson observes that under the Obama regime, PBF initially rose substantially, but has somewhat abated…
    George Leef, April 23, 2015