Whenever government substitutes its force in place of the voluntary choices a free market provides, there are unintended consequences. Like when a “hero pay” mandate in Long Beach, California ends up destroying the jobs of the very people it’s supposed to be helping. Brad Polumbo from FEE explains why government should resist the urge to legislate who must be paid what.
There’s a lot of stuff going on right now that’s beyond our immediate control. I wonder if our efforts might be better focused on helping our young people better prepare to be truth-seekers and to think for themselves. Carolyn Breashears reminds us that teaching our kids not to automatically believe experts is a great start.
When it comes to standing up for truth, Paul Rosenberg’s series on common fallacies has been a useful tool in learning how to spot and counter them. His latest essay is all about the argument from authority. That’s something we’re seeing a great deal of these days.