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 By George F. Will    Commentary    March 9, 2017

A Wry Squint Into Our Grim Future

Although America’s political system seems unable to stimulate robust, sustained economic growth, it at least is stimulating consumption of a small but important segment of literature. Dystopian novels are selling briskly -- Aldous Huxley’s...

 
 By George F. Will    Commentary    March 2, 2017

'Big Government' is Ever Growing, on the Sly

In 1960, when John Kennedy was elected president, America’s population was 180 million and it had approximately 1.8 million federal bureaucrats (not counting uniformed military personnel and postal workers). Fifty-seven years later, with seven new...

 
 By George F. Will    Commentary    February 23, 2017

A Modest Proposal to Solve Inequality

Tight labor markets shrink income inequality by causing employers to bid up the price of scarce labor, so policymakers fretting about income inequality could give an epidemic disease a try. This might be a bit extreme but if increased equality is...

 
 By George F. Will    Commentary    February 16, 2017

Who Will Protect Americans From Their Protectors?

WASHINGTON -- At their post-Civil War apogee, 19th-century Republicans were the party of activist government, using protectionism to pick commercial winners and promising wondrous benefits from government’s deft interventions in economic life....