Taxes and Spending
The key to a high quality of life is a free economy devoted to trade and entrepreneurship. Contrary to what we're told about Europe's welfare states, more government social spending doesn't cause economic prosperity.
ImmigrationCalculation and Knowledge
It's impossible to calculate the cost and benefit immigration without considering psychic profit and loss. And the government definitely is in no position to make any calculations at all.
If Social Security was efficient, equitable, reliable and sustainable, defending the status quo might be sensible. But it is none of those things.
Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought
Anthony Flood has written a valuable study of the surprising failure of the Communist historian Herbert Aptheker to cite C.L.R. James's Black Jacobins, despite its clear relevance to his work.
Despite spending nearly $2 trillion, or 45% of the federal budget, every year on Social Security and Medicare, the feds are headed toward insolvency, and there is no relief in sight.