Zeitgeist

Robots of the World, Unite!

Robots of the World, Unite!

Antonio Garcia Martinez says he has seen the future, and it made him flee for the...

Britain

The Shipbuilder’s Words

The Shipbuilder’s Words

In the first chapter of Shadows of Empire, a novel I wrote twenty years ago, an...

Zeitgeist

American’s Got Talent and Hope

American’s Got Talent and Hope

Most of us here agree that PC has taken over, but it’s worth doing a random...

Commerce

Haul of Injustice

Haul of Injustice

Peonage, in which workers are bound to their jobs by debts to their employers, is...

Commerce

Hope for the Luddites

Hope for the Luddites

Mark that one presidential promise unmet. The much-celebrated deal hatched...

The Take

Defying the Dead

Defying the Dead

Of all the unproductive and pernicious taxes, I’ve long regarded the estate tax...

Oy Vey!

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

Not to fall prey to bitter emotion is easier said than avoided. And, far more...

Joe Bob's America

Vegas Knows What to Do With a High Roller

Vegas Knows What to Do With a High Roller

PALM BEACH, Fla.—Hunter S. Thompson used to mail me giant photos of objects...

The Take

The Wealth Gap

The Wealth Gap

The claim by Oxfam, the charity that so loves the poor that it is safe to predict...

Commerce

Trump Right on Trade Predators

Trump Right on Trade Predators

Is America still a serious nation? Consider. While U.S. elites were denouncing...

Idiocracy

When Mediocrity Strikes

When Mediocrity Strikes

I think I too could be a Nobel Prize winner in economics—at least if an...

Joe Bob's America

How CVS Invaded My Brain

How CVS Invaded My Brain

NEW YORK—There’s some guy at the world headquarters of CVS drugstores screwing...

Cultural Caviar

A Wee Change of Heart

A Wee Change of Heart

Donald Trump is half Scottish. His mother’s family had a croft—a...

Zeitgeist

Globalization Is a Monster

Globalization Is a Monster

Most of us can agree that Karl Marx got it wrong. It wasn’t only that the...

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