How Donald Trump is Driving the Democrats Crazy

By: John C. Goodman You would think the Democrats would be on cloud nine. Donald Trump’s favorability ratings are as low as anyone can remember their being for a sitting president. The Republicans failed to repeal and replace Obamacare. They are stumbling on tax reform. They won the special elections to replace Trump’s cabinet selections.…

We Already Have School Choice

By: John C. Goodman               Although it is often viewed as a radically new idea, the vast majority of parents in this country have been participating in a system of school choice for years. For example, there are more than 40 school districts in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.  Assuming…

Who Is On The Side of American Workers?

By:    John C. Goodman                                 Is it Hillary Clinton? Bernie Sanders? Democrats in general? Or is it the supply side policies of the GOP? Economists have been studying economic wellbeing and its determinants since the days of Adam Smith and…

Paul Krugman’s Democratic Party

By:    John C. Goodman                                 Paul Krugman may understand the Democratic Party better than most Democrats do. The New York Times editorial writer describes Democrats as a “coalition of social groups, from teachers’ unions to Planned Parenthood, seeking specific benefits…

Identity Politics: Krugman Gets One Right

By:    John C. Goodman I grew up in Waco, Texas. When I was a child, the city was completely segregated – the schools, the churches, the lunch counters, etc. Public buildings not only had separate restrooms for blacks and whites, they even had separate drinking fountains. I had a nanny who spent a great deal…

The Right to Work

By:    John C Goodman                                     I wish the Founding Fathers had added one more amendment to the Bill of Rights. It should have read: Congress shall pass no law restricting the right to work. For the first 100…