Politicians and the media are telling bogus stories about falling fertility rates, rising inequality, and lack of economic mobility.
Scott Winship: Don't Believe Horror Stories About Fertility Rates, Income Inequality, and Economic Mobility
Americans have a reputation for being cockeyed optimists, but we're suckers when it comes to "declension narratives" about the fallen state of our world.
Politicians of both major parties are using COVID-19 to advance their pre-existing policy agendas.
Of those who reported a negative view of capitalism, 20 percent say it's exploitative or corrupt.
The Massachusetts senator pandered to the left—and so did everybody else, just not as expertly.
Progressive populists have decided making a lot of money is prima facie evidence of criminality and that inequality is the cardinal sin of our age. Nope.
New Census data showing record levels of income and no increase in inequality should be cause for celebration.
Why can't we liberated moderns?
State licensing laws for low-income professions limit access to jobs and restrict mobility for those who have them. That's a recipe for economic inequality.
But not a desire for greater fairness.
Government officials talk a good game about income inequality but impose policies that raise household costs, discourage employment, and kill opportunity.