Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Ingemarson: How ‘Democratic Socialism’ Wreaked Havoc On My Native Sweden
“The one period when Sweden practiced what may be considered “democratic socialism” was between 1960 and 1980. During this period, the country nationalized industry and massively expanded the welfare state financed by tax increases and currency devaluations, and it paid a high price. Sweden fell from the top of the list of wealthiest countries in the world to the middle of the pack of industrialized nations, bringing it to the brink of ruin in the 1990s. Realizing the practical consequences of the disastrous policies, the country cut back on its welfare programs and reduced corporate taxes, leading to somewhat of a comeback in the past two decades. But the experiment with ‘democratic socialism’ resulted in four decades of lost progress.”
Alt: Public Employees Won Big Over Unions This Summer. Here’s the Next Fight Ahead
“This past Labor Day weekend, it was fitting to honor and celebrate the hardworking public servants who teach our children, pave our roads, and serve in state and local government across the country. Unfortunately, many of these servants are being denied their free speech rights by state governments that force them to accept representation by a labor union. We owe it to them to fix that problem. In late June, the Supreme Court freed public workers from a related burden in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, ruling that states could not force them to subsidize union speech with their own money. After the ruling, The Heritage Foundation’s David Kreutzer and Rachel Greszler wrote, “Hopefully, the next win for workers’ freedom will be an end to exclusive representation.” Mere hours after the Supreme Court handed down the Janus ruling, the Buckeye Institute filed the first of its three cases on exactly that issue, setting an ambitious plan in motion to win this next battle for freedom and to eliminate compelled exclusive representation.
The Buckeye Institute is representing plaintiffs . . .”
Hasson: Liberals Accuse Woman Sitting Behind Kavanaugh Of Being A White Supremacist — She’s Actually A Hispanic Descendent Of Holocaust Survivors
“Liberal conspiracy theorists smeared a woman as a white supremacist and neo-Nazi on Tuesday because she folded her arms while sitting behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. The woman, Zina Gelman Bash, is a former Kavanaugh clerk who previously worked in President Donald Trump’s administration and now serves in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s administration. Far from being a secret white nationalist, Bash has a Mexican mother and a Jewish father and her grandparents were Holocaust survivors, according to a source working with Kavanaugh’s confirmation team.”