Author: Ben Shapiro

Punishing Achievement Is Punishing Everyone

This week, Democrats settled on an area of apparent commonality: the desire to eat the rich. According to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, “Senator Wyden and the Senate Finance Committee … would impose a tax on unrealized gains on liquid assets held …

The 10 Sci-Fi Books Everyone Needs To Read

My favorite single genre of fiction is science fiction. That’s because science fiction is, almost always, political. Science fiction allows us to explore different ideas in a creative guise, to perform thought experiments outside the boundaries of our current reality. It’s the source of new and creative notions. And, often, it’s inspiring: there’s a reason […]

Punishing Achievement Is Punishing Everyone

This week, Democrats settled on an area of apparent commonality: the desire to eat the rich. According to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, “Senator Wyden and the Senate Finance Committee … would impose a tax on unrealized gains on liquid assets held by extremely wealthy individuals, billionaires.” While Yellen refused to call this a “wealth tax,” […]

The End of Risk and the End of Civilization

Human beings aren’t great at assessing risk.

In 1979, psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky posited a new branch of behavioral economics, which they titled prospect theory. One of their key findings was that human beings are naturally loss-av…

The End Of Risk And The End Of Civilization

Human beings aren’t great at assessing risk. In 1979, psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky posited a new branch of behavioral economics, which they titled prospect theory. One of their key findings was that human beings are naturally loss-averse — we generally are willing to forego the probability of gains in order to minimize the […]

11 Books Every Boy Should Read

It’s tough to get boys to read. I’m an exception to that rule – I’ve read incessantly since childhood. But I see that my son, now five, won’t sit still long enough to read: he’d prefer to build things or run around or bother his sisters. Which means that if you want boys to read, […]

The Nation In The Bubble

This week, the Biden administration received just the latest slap in the face from cruel reality: An economic report showing just 194,000 jobs added in the month of September, short of the 500,000 jobs forecast by most economists. The unemployment rate dived to 4.8% from 5.2% — not as a result of job gains, but […]

The Nation in the Bubble

This week, the Biden administration received just the latest slap in the face from cruel reality: An economic report showing just 194,000 jobs added in the month of September, short of the 500,000 jobs forecast by most economists. The unemployment rate…

What If ‘Polarization’ Isn’t The Big Problem?

This week, the University of Virginia Center for Politics released a poll surveying Americans’ feelings about their political opponents. According to the poll, 80% of Biden voters and 84% of Trump voters believed that elected officials of the opposite party present a “clear and present danger to American democracy”; 78% of Biden voters believed that […]