Trade is a moral issue
Should the United States allow companies to employ people, including children, as virtual slaves who live in poverty and work long hours in horrific conditions? Should we allow companies to have little or no oversight over worker safety, or over the amount of pollution spewed into the environment and no accountability to employees when they become injured or are too old to be of use?...
Ross Rambles:The Libertarian alternative
I might end up voting Libertarian this presidential election, although I'm not Libertarian, at least not Libertarian as a Libertarian purist would define the term. I do not believe in the elimination of federal entitlement programs or even moving in that direction...
Ross Rambles: What is the GOP?
During a period of my life known as "the not Cherokee period," I wrote for a newspaper known as "not the Chronicle Times." In a column written in October of 2013, titled "Fragile Republican alliance crumbles," I stated that the modern Republican Party is a diverse collection of factions without a consistent or coherent underlying philosophy...
Voters face a horrible choice
Donald Trump is the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republicans and Hillary Clinton has the Democratic nomination almost locked up. So what choice will the American public have in November? Clinton is a foreign policy hawk and the kind of backroom dealer that the ruling class can accept...