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National Review Cover: Uber and Goliath

In the August issue, Kevin D. Williamson writes:

“…Uber’s ability and willingness to serve underserved communities and to provide a technology end-around for some of New York City’s most charged social problems — unlike the situation when you’re hailing a cab at 96th and Lexington, on the Internet nobody knows you’re black — have made it more difficult for the so-called progressives to dress up their cartel-servicing as consumer protection. 188 more words
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KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON: The Insidious Political Power of Minimum-Wage Laws

National Review — One of the great spectacles of the day is the sight of French workers engaged in violent protests, aggrieved that their economic positions are being undermined by the cheap labor of foreign workers — Germans, in this case. 50 more words

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Use your imagination

I’ve told this story before, but please bear with me. Bernard Lewis has long been one of the most celebrated scholars of all things Middle East (he’s literally been called the “doyen of Middle East studies” by a NYT reviewer who apparently meant it sincerely), but he’s got a problematic record. 675 more words

Brawndo's Got Electrolytes

Leftists Propose New Ministry of Speech Approval

I witness so many calls for censorship on a day-to-day basis that I find it astonishing. This in a free society, and from people who fancy themselves liberal. 547 more words

Liberty

KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON: The Greeks Invented Mathematics, and Now It’s Bankrupting Them

National Review — In the short term, the world runs on words; in the long term, the world runs on numbers.

It is as though the Muses came to an agreement: In the here and now, mankind is subject to rhetoric, but mathematics gets the final say. 65 more words

Economy

KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON: John Roberts, Our American Ayatollah

National Review — John Roberts has the black robes, and the interpretive gifts, too.

In the matter of the so-called Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court ruled that the law must not say what it in fact does say because it would be better if it were not to say what it says and were to say something else instead. 116 more words

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