Stories by William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

Guest Column: Did Japanese censors cause more casualties of atomic bombs?

The military regime, through a zealous censorship policy, bears significant responsibility for the horrible civilian carnage.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Guest Column: Should foreign goods be banned from our shores? Depends on whom you ask

There are benefits we gain from foreign competition, if even a little unfair.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Guest Column: Studies show why state taxes are important in business location decisions

Lately, economists have been drawn to the incentive-reward motivatator (IRM) as the basic element in business investment spending.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Guest Column: What we need to know to think clearly about the deadly Orlando shooting

Of far more importance to the citizen is a framework to help think about this crisis more carefully and more clearly, identifying our options and our costs.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Beranek: Malicious envy, especially applied to groups, is a dangerous thing indeed

There is nothing conspiratorial, malicious, or exploitative in the core of a competitive, free-market process.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Guest Column: Who has income and who doesn't? It depends

Social workers, politicians and journalists often casually discuss what constitutes an income recipient.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Beranek: In our society, the value of moral responsibility is vitally important

We cannot restore values, let alone attempt to rebuild them, if we lack the ability to communicate and reason with others.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Guest Column: Federal student loans: Are they loans, entitlements or a confused mix?

This is not only a moral issue but also a legal one.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Guest Column: Consumer sophistication can help replace government regulations

Consumers and investors are badly in need of financial education.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Guest Column: Don't doubt importance of free trade

The only best interests they serve for sure here are the best interests of special interests, not the general public.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Guest Column: More evidence abounds that free-market economies beat socialism

U.S. policymakers can benefit immediately from China's experience by avoiding these failed approaches to economic success.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Column: Does vindictiveness help drive radical Muslim terror leaders?

An honest moral American should never be afraid or ashamed to bitterly condemn Islamic barbarity as a standalone proposition.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Guest Column: Numbers game: Polls are difficult to conduct, dangerous to interpret

Failure enters the process in many ways even if conducted honestly.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Guest Column: A dilemma: Is the power to tax morally proper?

Who said it was morally right for a voter to direct another person to transfer his wealth to still another party?
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

Guest Column: Obama's stance on Islamic terrorists ultimately imperils our safety

Mindful of the gravity of the trade-off we face, we must carefully rethink it.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Column: Should America's war on poverty be abandoned and a real war begun?

When we grasp how free-market capitalism actually works, a real war on poverty can be launched, one with a much greater chance at success and still retain personal freedom.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Column: Catastrophic road to debt: We had better bite the bullet before it bites us

To the delight of left-wingers, our debt of $18 trillion is literally incomprehensible, like infinity.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Guest Column: Chief Justice John Roberts unleashes Orwellian rhetoric in his decisions

Politics raised its head, not the rule of law.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Guest Column: Why do so many people embrace socialism?

The key is providing for a central role of the private incentive-reward relationship within a framework of personal freedom.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

Guest Column: Short-termism hampers understanding of economy

It's mainly a myth.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.
 
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