Four cheers for The National Review and National Review Institute they have launched Capital Mattersto the joy of us capitalistic orphans. For those of you that might have missed a MWG post, we refer to ourselves as capitalistic orphans because supporting capitalism is rarely a priority for politicians. It is a first priority for us. Capital Matters is:
a new initiative on business, finance, and economics from a National Review sensibility.
When headlines are going to Climate Change and the ironically named organization Black Lives Matter it is good to start serious discussions on serious stuff from the details of the deficit and entitlements to how to encourage capitalism. We hope that Bjorn Lomborg has put the last nail in the Climate Change activist’s coffin with
How climate change alarmists are actually endangering the planet
But we really doubt it. We are sure that when Bill Barr (via PowerLine) pointed out the obvious:
When a community turns on and pillories its own police, officers naturally become more risk averse and crime rates soar. Unfortunately, we are seeing that now in many of our major cities. This is a critical problem that exists apart from disagreements on other issues. The threat to black lives posed by crime on the streets is massively greater than any threat posed by police misconduct. The leading cause of death for young black males is homicide. Every year approximately 7,500 black Americans are victims of homicide, and the vast majority of them –around 90 percent – are killed by other blacks, mainly by gunfire. Each of those lives matter[s].
that it won’t yet make an iota of difference. So there will still be plenty of silly and/or trivial issues and ideas floating around but you can go to Capital Matters for important issues and we will have more to write about. Everybody wins.