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Are Americans Cheap?

The New York Times and Washington Post editorialize about America’s “stinginess.” Former President Jimmy Carter says when it comes to helping others, “The rich states don’t give a damn.” Standing outside the White House,...

Working Mothers Need The Free Market, Too

Last week, my “20/20” co-anchor, Elizabeth Vargas, returned from maternity leave. Her first story was on the “mommy wars.” “Why,” Elizabeth asked, “has so little been done on issues like paid maternity leave; safe,...

White Guilt Doesn’t Help Blacks

Complaints about racism dominate the media discussion of the disparity between black and white success in America. Comedian Chris Rock captures the prevailing sentiment between both races when he tells white audiences, “None of...

Property Theft In America

Do you live in a blighted home in a blighted neighborhood? You might without even knowing it. But don’t worry, your local politicians will be happy to tell you—as soon as some land developer decides...

Birdwatching, Government Style

Here’s a job that’s really for the birds: staring at dead chickens. The job is tedious, done in unpleasant places, and largely useless. But you and I pay thousands of people to do it. A...

Getting Medical Insurance From Your Boss Is A Bad Idea

According to the new “ABC News” poll on health care, Americans are eager to have the government force employers to provide heath insurance: “Nearly eight in 10 favor a federal requirement that all employers...

Trade Restrictions Stick It To Consumers

The Washington Post wants us to think that Anita Dungey won a heroic small-business victory over big business. But all she really did was stick it to American consumers and punish workers in some...

Mcdonald’s Didn’t Make Them Fat

I have a question for federal Judge Robert Sweet: If your own children blamed McDonald’s for making them fat, would you buy it? I don’t think so. Yet the judge has given the green light...

Hooray For DDT’s Life-Saving Comeback

Who says there’s never any good news? After more than 30 years and tens of millions dead—mostly children—the World Health Organization (WHO) has ended its ban on DDT. DDT is the most effective ...

Big Business Loves Government

I keep reading that big business wants government off its back. But that’s a myth. Here’s the truth: “ig business and big government prosper from the perception that they are rivals instead of partners (in...

It’s Hard To Tell A Conservative From A Liberal

In this era of a big-spending Republican administration, the differences between conservatives and liberals have shrunk so much, it’s hard to tell who’s who. Take embryonic stem-cell research. President Bush has limited taxpayer funding...

Secrets In The Senate

Their arrogance is stunning. Sens. Ted Stevens (R-Alas.) and Robert Byrd (D-W.V.) are the acknowledged kings of pork-barrel spending. They bring billons of taxpayer dollars to their states to ensure their hold on power....

Busybody Politicians, Get Off Our Backs

If you want to buy or sell foie gras in a Chicago restaurant, you’ll have to break the law. Not that this stops anyone. Restaurants all over Chicago sell the French delicacy—even restaurants...

Schools Need Competition Now

This week’s back-to-school ads offer amazing bargains on lightweight backpacks and nifty school supplies. All those businesses scramble to offer us good stuff at low prices. It’s amazing what competition does for...

Leave The Decadent Businessman Alone!

Dov Charney is a fast-talking 36-year-old entrepreneur whose company has a loose, sexy atmosphere. As you might guess, some former workers have sued him for sexual harassment. Charney pays his 4,000 employees, mostly immigrants,...

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