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The threat to discourse no one talks about

My mom described this video as “sexy.” I can tell you that it was not what I was expecting, but she’s not wrong either. “Men are socialized to be stoic, rational beings. The only emotions we’re allowed are anger and joy, and in a precious few instances, we’re allowed to cry — like if our sports … [Read more…]

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Democratic Minimum Wage Nuttery: New at Reason

Both Hillary and Bernie doubled down on raising the federal minimum wage to $15 in the last Democratic debate. Jobless CoupleBernie hectored Hillary and Hillary hectored back. Their debate was not over by how much the minimum wage should be raised but by when. The only way, however, they can more than double America’s minimum wage—making it the highest in the free world with the exception of Australia—without killing jobs and triggering other ill effects is by summoning the tooth fairy. Indeed, such laws are precisely what have made Europe’s labor markets so rigid and unable to adapt to shifts in the supply of workers.

Bernie and Hillary, however, are not the only ones peddling nonsense on this perennial progressive cause. Many smart-set progs too are losing their mind.

Reason Foundation’s Shikha Dalmia debunks four of their crazier arguments.

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