New York Times… MORE >> columnist Nicholas Kristof’s Thanksgiving column illustrates what is so right—and so wrong—about the liberal view of meeting the needs of the less fortunate.
Wired… MORE >> has gone through several editors in its twenty-year history. The magazine began as a hard-core libertarian magazine that, fattened with ads from the tech boom of the 1990s, always took several hours to read.
Unions these days are not the working man’s friend. So I heard Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker argue at a recent talk he gave at AEI to publicize his new book, Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge, … MORE >>written with my former White House colleague Marc Thiessen.
Giving Tuesday is almost here. With Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, December 3, the internet will become the means for a massive national movement with meaningful local impact, community after community after community.… MORE >>
Well, it looks like there’s no going back. New York University has decided to recognize its graduate students’ union. Organized by the United Auto Workers, the school’s graduate assistants, teaching assistants and some research assistants will be allowed to collectively bargain with the university administration.… MORE >>
“Entrepreneurs Can Save the World,” declares the front of the December 2 issue of Forbes. It’s the second annual “Philanthropy” edition of Forbes. But the headline might as well say “Entrepreneurs Can Save their Communities.” Forbes … MORE >>has studied the giving habits of millionaires around the world.
Twelve years ago, in a cover story for Philanthropy… MORE >>, I explored the issue of whether or not Bill Gates and John D. Rockefeller Sr. were similar types of donors.
Whatever the successes of feminism, it does not seem to have made women happy about the dating scene. A recent article in the New York Times… MORE >> describes a new venture that aims to resolve this issue.
The American Red Cross and effective innovation—these are things that haven’t seemed to go together for the last dozen years, during which news about the American Red Cross was too often about bungles and scandals: donations intended for 9/11 victims redirected to capital investments; volunteers who quit when the Red Cross asked to check their credit scores; theft by Red Cross contractors of funds for Katrina victims; and controversy over its spending of funds raised for Haitian earthquake victims, and similar questions raised over its spending of funds raised for Hurricane Sandy victims.… MORE >>
The Financial Times… MORE >> has done a great deal to add to my knowledge of the world since I started subscribing to it a decade ago. But one of the things I have to accept about the “pink paper,” right up there with its obsessive reporting on Swiss watches, European fashion shows, and London pantomimes, is that it is a newspaper of the center-left.