The U.S. takes a disturbing plunge into protectionism
George F. Will, Washington Post
The descent of American capitalism into a racket is being greased by professed capitalists in government, in collaboration with professed capitalists in what is called, with decreasing accuracy, the private sector.
Poll: Almost a Third of Millennials Identify as Socialists
Joe Simonson, The Daily Signal
n a recent poll of millennials’ political identification, 18 percent responded “Yes, a democratic socialist,” 8 percent with “Yes, a socialist,” and 5 percent with “Yes, either a socialist or a democratic socialist.”
Why Assumptions About ‘Rising Inequality’ Are Wrong
Neema Parvini, Quillette
The past year has seen a spate of books worrying about the decline of Western liberal democracy. One of the lazy and unexamined assumptions in these books is the idea that “rising inequality” is a causal factor for the current wave of so-called populism witnessed in Europe and America.
Did the Internet Displace Social Capital?
Fabio Sabatini, Institute for Family Studies
A new study finds that the exposure to fast Internet displaced some dimensions of social capital, but not all of them.