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How Swedish Socialism Failed

<i>Democratic presidential candidate and avowed socialist Bernie Sanders. (Phil Roeder / CC-BY-2.0)</i><p><i>This essay first appeared at The North Star.</i><p>While far …

Income Inequality - Getting Yourself on the Right Side of the Equation

When someone makes more money than you. That's a very simple definition of income inequality. But is that a bad thing?<p>We've been hearing a lot about income inequality this election cycle, from politicians on both sides of the aisle. They talk about how unfair it is that the CEO of the company makes …

A History of Islam by Ryan Reeves

In AD 622, Muhammad and his followers took flight from Mecca to Medina—an event known as the <i>Hijra</i>. This date is seen as the beginning point of the …

Seven charged in killing of Georgia lottery winner during home invasion

One moment, 20-year-old Craigory Burch Jr. was a small-town forklift operator who had hit it big — winning a $400,000 lottery jackpot and posing with an oversize check.<p>The next, he was standing face to face with his killers.<p>In January, his girlfriend said, masked men shot through the door to …

A Better Way to Measure Inequality

Inequality is, without a doubt, the hot topic in econ circles these days. Economics conference seminars on the subject are standing-room-only. …

Obama will leave his successor more Middle East disasters than he inherited

Before he won the Nobel Peace Prize, Obama won the peacenik vote. When he ran for president in 2008, he was the one aiming to "turn the page" on …

Middle East

Why are You Voting for Clinton? A Letter to Liberal America

R. Gino Santa Maria | Shutterstock.com<p>Dear Liberal America, I write to you confused, and melancholic. I am melancholic about Bernie’s serious losses …

Middle-class

Why socialism always fails

Slightly more than 20 years, I wrote the article “Why Socialism Failed” and it appeared in 1995 in <i>The Freeman</i>, the flagship publication of the …