Kory Swanson

Posts by Kory Swanson (page 3)

  • U.S Economic Freedom Declines

    The new 2016 Index of Economic Freedom from the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal shows that America’s economic freedom has declined and is the lowest since 1998. Is this reflective at the State level? We will see when the JLF Freedom Index is updated in…
    Kory Swanson, February 1, 2016
  • Did FDR’s Policies Prolong the Great Depression?

    In this morning’s Notable and Quotable section in the Wall Street Journal’s opinion page, WSJ quotes a UCLA news release from August 30, 2004 announcing that two UCLA economists have concluded from their extensive study of the Great Depression, that the Great Depression dragged on so long because…
    Kory Swanson, January 29, 2016
  • Safe Spaces are Violent Places

    Brendan O’Neill, editor of the online British libertarian magazine, Spiked takes on the sacred cow of the safe space in remarks at the “What Cannot Be Said” conference at the University of California, Irvine on January 23, 2016. He begins his remarks with the observation that, “[T]he most striking thing…
    Kory Swanson, January 28, 2016
  • Your iPhone is Making You a Wimp!

    According to the Harvard Business School, a new report by researchers at the HBS demonstrates that the body posture inherent in operating everyday gadgets affects not only your back, but your behavior. According to the study, “iPosture: The Size of Electronic Consumer Devices Affects Our Behavior,” operating a…
    Kory Swanson, June 27, 2013
  • Why the IRS Did What It Did–Maybe

    In ‘Public Choice’ and the IRS Harassment Campaign, found in today’s Wall Street Journal Opinion Section, former WSJ Deputy Editorial Page Editor, George Melloan, raises a larger and, to my mind, more interesting question about the IRS debacle: ” Are the bureaucracies fighting their own war against the taxpayers independently of…
    Kory Swanson, May 16, 2013
  • Ted Cruz–Principled but not very smart

    The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel has an incisive commentary this morning on how a small group of high-profile Republicans, including Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, are keeping Republicans from making progress in Congress. All they want to do is make a point about how conservative  on the side of…
    Kory Swanson, May 3, 2013
  • The Case Against Cronies

    Our good friend, Washington Examiner senior political reporter Tim Carney, has a great piece on crony capitalism in this month’s Atlantic Magazine. Carney argues that that Conservatives and Libertarians must do a better job calling out companies that participate in cronyism. JLF has done a lot of excellent work on cronyism in…
    Kory Swanson, May 3, 2013
  • Faulty Republican Moral Arithmetic

    American Enterprise Institute’s CEO Arthur Brooks has a revealing piece in today’s WSJ on why Republicans fail, continuously, to capture the moral high ground in debates about social policy.
    Kory Swanson, March 4, 2013