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Archive of posts published in the tag: William McGurn

Who Are the Real Materialists

“It’s an understandable temptation, in the sense that changing, say, tax credits is far less daunting than repairing a culture. But then, who are the real materialists, if the answer to a cultural meltdown isn’t to address the human soul but to say, “Don’t worry, we can engineer it all through regulation and the tax code”?

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A Want of Modesty

“To the contrary, it’s because they don’t believe politicians recalibrating the tax code in the name of the common good will bring about the moral economy. It’s because they don’t believe technicians redirecting capital investment will work, or that it can be had with no costs or unintended consequences. Above all, it’s because they believe that trusting Washington to give us a new and improved capitalism by repurposing private companies to serve the priorities of the government rather than those of their owners requires a faith far greater than any ever demanded by the Lord.”

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How Democracy Becomes Tyranny

from Why Elites Hate by William McGurn in the WSJ No small part of the attraction of identity politics is its usefulness in silencing those who do not hew to progressive orthodoxy. This dynamic is most visible on campuses, where…

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A Cancer of the Federal Government

William McGurn makes a great and scary point, more worrisome than the ethical abuses  and lies that surround the Clintons- from the Wall Street Journal, Even Worse Than Clinton’s Emails It’s a disturbing pattern, and unfortunately it’s not limited to State.…

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Dependent on Hackers for Justice

William McGurn makes a great and scary point, more worrisome than the ethical abuses  and lies that surround the Clintons- from the Wall Street Journal, Even Worse Than Clinton’s Emails However unseemly the cashing in of the Clinton family, whatever the…

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Risk vs Certainty

from The Case for Trump from William McGurn at the Wall Street Journal At a time when so much of American “law”—from the Health and Human Service’s contraceptive mandate, to the Education Department’s “Dear Colleague” letters on transgender policy, to the…

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Clintonworld

Clinton’s utter lack of integrity is nothing new, But McGurn at the WSJ notes how we have come used to a bar so low that just her being in the race sullies the office. from Hillary’s Crooked Defense-In Clintonworld, anything…

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Progressive Tyrrany

from William McGurn in The WSJ Hillary’s Soft Despotism: This kind of authoritarianism doesn’t come with goose steps or brown shirts or large populist movements. It prefers bureaucracy to bombast. It presents itself as a solution to the complexities of…

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Commerce Between Consenting Adults

from Uber Crashes the Democratic Party by William McGurn in The Wall Street Journal (gated):  Marco Rubio, who last year sided with Uber over regulators in Miami, accused Mrs. Clinton of trying to “regulate 21st-century industries with 20th-century ideas.” Jeb Bush pointedly traveled…

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Success Measured by Intentions Rather Than Results

William McGurn writes The Poverty Preening of Professor Obama in The Wall Street Journal: Excerpt: Now, leave aside the argument of whether poverty owes more to a lack of government spending or to family structure and other social breakdowns. Truth…

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Hollywood Eats Its Young

William McGurn writes in the Wall Street Journal Taxing Kim Kardashian (12/27/11). His article is about a class warfare activists group pressuring  Kim Kardashian to pay more taxes than is leaglly required and to support a higher tax on the wealthy. Excerpt:…

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