David Weinberger
David Weinberger

David formerly worked at a public policy institution and is currently a freelance writer. In his free time, he enjoys working out, reading nerdy subjects, cheering on Roger Federer, and playing “would you rather.” Follow him on Twitter @DWeinberger03.

Why Economic ‘Stimulus’ Only Makes The Economy Worse

While it remains a favorite policy prescription for politicians eager to appear as salvific heroes in times of need, it is untenable as a serious idea to stimulate anything except our national debt.

No, President Obama, You Don’t Deserve Credit For The Booming Economy

Federal spending cannot and will not stimulate the economy. That is one thing from the Recovery Act you can take to the bank.

Why The News Media Cannot And Should Not Be Unbiased

Americans generally agree that news media should be ‘objective’ and ‘report the facts.’ But there is no such thing as merely reporting ‘the facts.’

America Is Not A Democracy, And We Don’t Want It To Be

Our Founding Fathers were keenly aware about the risks of governing solely by majority rule, which is why they gave us a constitutional republic laden with checks and balances.

Why Right And Wrong Are Just As Objective As Science

Just as the nature of a chair points toward an end (supporting you while you sit), so the nature of man also points toward an end. But what is that end?

Why The Left Smears Conservatives Instead Of Engaging Their Ideas

The left seems to prefer demonizing the right to confronting the facts. That may be because, as Margaret Thatcher once famously observed, the facts of life are conservative.

Your Good Intentions Are Worthless If Your Ideas Hurt People

Too many people ignore that, throughout history, well-intended ideas have often spelled disaster when put into practice.

Here’s The Brief Moral Case Against ‘Democratic Socialism’

Calling something a ‘human right’ signifies that it’s no longer legitimate to debate the wisdom and prudence of various strategies for providing that thing.

Thomas Sowell Explains The Economics Of Discrimination

The revered economist’s latest book, ‘Discrimination and Disparities,’ takes a look at the high cost of misguided policies aimed at achieving social justice.

Why A Higher Minimum Wage Comes Back To Bite Everyone Eventually

Minimum wage supporters tend to observe the direct and immediate consequences of their idea, but they do not bother to think through the indirect and longer-term consequences.

Why The Left Demonizes Conservatives Instead Of Presenting Better Ideas

When those paid to be well-informed are uninformed, small wonder mischaracterizations of conservative ideas pervade public discourse.

Why Free Trade, Not Tariffs, Actually Increases American Jobs

Sheltering inefficient work—like Sam’s bread business—prevents workers like Sam from finding and developing a skill set that the economy needs.

Why Supply-Side Economics Is Right And Keynesian Economics Is Wrong

Work and value-adding production make an economy prosper, and eliminating disincentives to doing so, such as high taxation and regulatory burdens, stimulates growth.

Nope, The Evidence Still Says Income Inequality Is Not A Problem

Women don’t have to work to support their families, houses are not more expensive, college costs aren’t related to wage decreases, and wages have not stagnated since the 1970s.

We Don’t Have An Income Inequality Problem, We Have An Ego Problem

The growing hysteria surrounding economic disparities does reveal a real problem, which is the reduced aim of our society from virtue to material abundance.

Why Nobody Has A Right To Health Care

Just because our rights are secured by government, it does not follow that they must be provided by government.

Freedom And Equality Don’t Create The Good Life

Today’s political debates veer between extremes of freedom and equality, ignoring that both ought to be subject to something better: our society’s pursuit of doing what’s right, together.