Archive for the 'Welfare' Category

Shocking Development: Obama is a Liberal

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Economy, Liberalism, Welfare

Circulating the wires today is a 2001 Barack Obama radio interview clip concerning wealth redistribution. As with all things political, your perspective and your prejudices will determine your interpretation of this clip. Some see it as no big deal. Others see it as proof that Obama is all but a Marxist. I understand the right’s […]

October 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

Do We Need Farm Subsidies?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Welfare

This has been one of those oft whispered questions in Washington and beyond, but it’ll most likely never get answered because everybody knows it’s political poison. After all, who wants to be labeled as anti-farmer? But the reality of the American farmer is much different than those days of a tightknit family working their land […]

December 21st, 2006 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

How much should you give?

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Ideas, Money, News, The World, United Nations, Welfare

Ethicist Peter Singer has an interesting article in the New York Times magazine on charitable giving. It’s largely a discussion of “how much should one give?” and makes the argument that it is perfectly defensible, on moral grounds, to tax the rich more heavily than the poor and to expect them to donate more. I’ve […]

December 19th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »