Ep. 77 – Is the Opioid Crisis A Government Created Plot?

President Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a ‘public health emergency’ in the United States. While this focused national attention on America’s deadly drug addiction, the opioid crisis hasn’t spiraled out of control because of a lack of government intervention. It’s spiraled out of control largely BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION. Bad government policy like the … More

401ks, Baby Boomers & "Privatizing" Social Security

This is a follow-on to my recent post on Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s handler-apparent. The Champions of the 401(k) Lament the Revolution They Started The dominant vehicle for retirement savings has fallen short of its early backers’ rosy expectations; longer life spans, high fees and stock-market declines Ms. Ghilarducci wants to ditch the 401(k) altogether. She … More

Meet the New Valerie Jarrett

In Davos, Anthony Scaramucci Translates Trump Message to Global Elite Financier-turned-Trump adviser seeks to soothe nerves about the president-elect at the World Economic Forum; ‘one of the last great hopes for globalism’ “This is my 10th year here, but my first year here with a food taster,” Mr. Scaramucci quipped at the beginning of a … More

Our Tax Dollars Destroying Jobs

The Wall Street Journal today ran a story about gigantic touchscreens appearing in hundreds of McDonald’s in California, New York and Florida. The article was about the technology and the implication, of course, is that we free marketers should rejoice in progress even at the expense of jobs. My problem with this assumption is that … More