Ben’s Best Destruction—A Reminder of Why Americans Need to Rediscover Jefferson and Decentralization: Lord Acton, along with the traditional friends of limited government, believed in limited government

“The government that governs least, governs best. The government that is best is closest to the people.” Here, in essence, was the Jeffersonian philosophy of limited government that made America a beacon of freedom in the 19th century. Thomas Jefferson was one of the leaders of a classical liberal philosophy that was popular in the…

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Ben’s Best, Kosher Deli, Queens Institution, Dies: A symbol of countless other small businesses driven to a premature death by relentless regs and taxes imposed by a distant, uncaring, city government.

Recently I attended a wake in Rego Park, Queens, a county which is unfortunately a part of New York City. It was the end of a wonderful kosher deli that was beloved by Jew and non-Jew alike, Ben’s Best. This terrific eatery might have died a natural death—many of its elderly patrons were moving to…

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Why Is Your Adult Son or Daughter Still Living in the Basement?: Job recruiting professionals say maybe he or she doesn’t have a good resume or doesn’t know how to sell his or her skills. Warning for resume writers—don’t drone on and on.

My son or daughter graduated from a good university but can’t find a first job. Such is the complaint of some parents who toiled to ensure that a son or daughter became the first member of the family to graduate from a university. What Went Wrong? Even though prospects are bright for new college graduates…

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Income Inequality: One of the Ways to Help Wreck an Economy

“Give a man fish. Feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish. Feed for a longtime.” Spanish proverb. How can we help the people who aren’t keeping up, who are slipping into poverty? The politically popular answer these days is to demand policies of income equality. The latter will be achieved, supporters of…

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The Wall Street Journal Gets It: Business paper finally discovers the woes that has been writing about for years, Part II

What needs to be done to avoid these retirement savings problems that are making millions of Americans miserable and that the Wall Street Journal chronicled about a week ago in a front-page story? How does one ensure that the WSJ isn’t profiling you the next time it writes about the retirement savings time bomb? Take…

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The Wall Street Journal Gets It: Business paper finally discovers the woes that has been writing about for years

A lot of people are having a miserable retirement. A lot of others are heading for a miserable retirement. They haven’t or are not saving enough. They spent too much and underestimated, or ignored, the long-term costs of inflation and how it hurts the standard of living. This made things that were once affordable unaffordable…

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