Stories 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.

Saturday, Aug 29, 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.

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Guest Column: Short-termism hampers understanding of economy

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

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Guest Column: Greece in a nutshell: What are its problems, and how can they be solved?

This not the way to run a railroad, but Greece's internal politics is complicated and factionalized.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Guest Column: Court decision foreshadows more problems

Sadly, this state of affairs, with the judiciary rising in ascendancy and legislatures declining, was not envisioned by our Founders.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Guest Column: Doubling the minimum wage is fraught with employment dangers

There are unobservable, unintended consequences of a wage boost.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Guest Column: Buffett wants tax credit expanded, but a return to values is what's needed

Buffett asserts that his plan does not distort free-market mechanisms. Of course it does.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Guest Column: Price-gouging is widely misunderstood, and gives businesses a bad rap

Price-gouging is the market allowing customers to outbid one another for a scarce supply.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Guest Column: Income inequality flap is much understated through deceptive data

This difficulty is only the tip of the iceberg.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Guest Column: A suggestion to the kingmakers: Cultivate your ability to compromise

The maturity to make these decisions calls for authorities to have excellent compromising skills.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Guest Column: Values, decay of responsibility coincide with surge in entitlements

President Obama is the strongest national political figure who could, and should, lead a drive to restore our once-proud heritage of personal responsibility.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Guest Column: Millions contribute to personal freedom, free choice, economic instability

Let's try understanding the role that instabilities play in enabling us to use our right of freedom to choose.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Guest Column: Obama sounds call for renewed class warfare with hyped tax plans

As George Bernard Shaw would put it, "A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Guest Column: Capitalism has been long deprecated, but its spirit takes a deserved bow

The primary thrust of Western social organizations is some form of free-market capitalism.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Guest Column: Raising the minimum wage also will increase job losses

These suggested minimum-wage hikes will adversely affect employment of unskilled workers, those that society aims to help.
By William Beranek, Ph.D.
 
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