Far from improving college affordability, the empirical evidence reveals that federal student aid does not do much to make college more affordable and might actually be increasing costs.
Government has an uncanny way of taking a good practice in the private sector and ruining in.
Whether the renegade claim is true depends on how you choose to define the word "government.”
Keynesians believe that during recessions lunches really are free.
Almost everybody likes receiving services from the government. Almost nobody likes paying for them.
Can governments run large fiscal deficits financed with new money without generating significant inflation? The experience of Argentina calls this view into doubt.
Government spending and borrowing has been and will continue to be seriously out of control, with dire longer-run consequences if not addressed, while addressing it would be far less of a fiscal disaster than it will be if the country is left to follow its current course.
Strong centralized nation-states are good at marshaling resources to defeat other nations in wars. But how have more recent “wars” we’ve fought against drugs, poverty, and terrorism turned out? Society has gone through staggering changes since 1941, and so have the problems we face. The left should think long and hard about these changes before planning its next round of wars.