Very soon, your pocketbook is going to feel every visit to the grocery store. A grocery chain owner is sounding the warning that inflation will drive food prices roughly 10% higher by October. Might not be a bad time to stock up on what you need.
Mandatory military service strikes a patriotic note with some folks but conscription has always been problematic. Jeffrey A. Miron and Sarah Eckhardt have a strong argument why the time is ripe to finally repeal the draft.
It’s probably just nostalgia but there are many of us who miss the days when people dressed up to go about the business of life. Personally, I wish hats (not ballcaps) and suits would make a comeback. Jeff Minnick has a fascinating take on the decline and decadence of our manners and dress.
I make no secret of the fact that I have beef with politics in general. The older–and hopefully wiser–I get, the more I simply want to be left alone to peacefully pursue my own happiness. As J.D. Tuccille explains, that’s never going to happen with deluded Republicans and smug Democrats who both suffer from control issues.
If you want an excellent primer on what legitimate government should and should not do, it’s hard to beat “The Law” by Frederic Bastiat. Sophia Spinazze also has a marvelous article on why we find ourselves living under law but no order.