Arming Ukraine Is the Path to Peace

As the United States and other NATO countries send Ukraine weapons to fight Russian invaders, some left-wing critics have denounced the effort as warmongering escalation. For example, linguist professor and activist Noam Chomsky described American policy as “praising ourselves for heroism” while “fighting Russia to the last Ukrainian.” I fault no one for lamenting the … Read more

Netflix is ​​the S&P 500’s worst performer this week — here are the next 14

Investors remained sour for a second consecutive session on Friday as they continued to digest comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the prospect for rapidly rising interest rates. The action had the broad indexes revisiting their mid-March lows: The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.82% fell 981.36 points (or 2.8%) to close at … Read more

Sending refugees to Rwanda is tough, but it is not sensible

Immigration has long been a toxic political issue. Recently, the rise of the National Front, and then the BNP, was mirrored across Europe. Today, in the UK, we have further controversy, this time over the Nationality and Borders Bill, currently facing deadlock between the Commons and the Lords. Two related elements are creating the current … Read more

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s new war on woke

Fresh from counting civil servants at their Whitehall desks, Jacob Rees-Mogg has taken the culture war to the next level by reversing a ban on woke language in Whitehall. The Government Efficiency minister is reviewing the Cabinet Office’s internal “style guide” in a bid to remove prohibitions on politically incorrect vocabulary like “purdah”, which was … Read more

Free Markets vs. Green Energy

April 22, 2022 11:42 am ET Windmills in Palm Springs, Calif., Nov. 13, 2020. Photo: Will Lester / Zuma Press Tomas Philipson posits that if markets are allowed to work, green energy will become cheaper than fossil fuels (“What Global Warming Has in Common With Covid,” op-ed, April 13). I would take this a step … Read more

Face it, Tories, you have not got an heir to Boris

There are many silly old sayings in Westminster that get proved wrong time and time again yet lack the good grace to go away and die. One of the stupidest is that a prime minister is merely “first among equals” in any Cabinet. This idea of ​​governments being jointly steered by a distinguished collective leadership … Read more

Opinion: This will be a year for stock market traders – here are 12 companies to favor, says 40-year investing veteran Bob Doll

If you’re relatively new to investing, and you think 2022 has been a year from hell, imagine being in the stock market for over 40 years. That would’ve put you through the Great Financial Crisis in 2008-2009, the dot-com crash in 2000, the 1987 crash, and the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s – … Read more

Charles Mingus is still the great American rebel, 100 years on

Charles Mingus, born 100 years ago Friday, was jazz’s ultimate firebrand. As an African American artist, he gave no quarter to the establishment in the 1960s. One of this country’s greatest composers, Mingus could also lead a band like a peerless field general. The artistic and social polemicist is rarely cited as a member of … Read more

Retirees’ Re-Entering the Labor Market Isn’t ‘Good for the Economy’

Does inflation increase wealth? That is the contention of some economists and business journalists who should know better. Inflation has a silver lining for economic welfare, they claim, or price increases are good for the economy as a whole. The argument in a nutshell is that inflation induces newly impoverished retirees back into the labor … Read more

Opinion: Tesla rides higher prices to fatter profit, as Elon Musk complains about costs

Tesla Inc. reported a stunning first quarter with fat profits Wednesday, driven by prices that have grown steadily along with demand for electric vehicles and supply-chain snags throughout the automotive sector. Tesla TSLA, -4.96% raised prices on its electric vehicles in March, and that was not a one-off: Pro-Tesla blog Electrek then wrote that “in … Read more