Edward Ring

About Edward Ring

Edward Ring is a fifth-generation Californian with more than 20 years experience in business and politics, primarily with start-up and early-stage organizations. He is a prolific writer on the topics of political reform and sustainable economic development. Ring has an undergraduate degree in political science from UC Davis, and an MBA in finance from the University of Southern California.

The Day of the Slap Drones

Some of them, the big ones, will intrude the old fashioned way, beating down the door. Maybe others will look like insects, crawling innocuously across your property to come inside through your drains and A/C ducts. Or they’ll find an open window. Across America, they’ll come by the millions, having manufactured themselves. They’ll

By | 2018-08-11T09:03:25+00:00 August 11th, 2018|

Libertarian God-Kings Throw in With Democratic Socialists

The well-heeled, much-feared Koch network announced from its biannual meeting in Colorado Springs this week that it would withhold support from Republican candidates in three of the eight closest races for U.S. Senate. The news, reported in Politico and elsewhere, probably shouldn't come as a surprise. Libertarians, who value their utopian principles more

By | 2018-08-01T18:28:09+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|

How Libertarians Could Hand Control of Congress to Democrats

With control of the U.S. Congress to be decided in less than five months, many factors could affect the outcome. Will voters in California flip five congressional seats from GOP to Democrat? Will the "blue wave" wash across America, emanating from the coasts and inundating flyover country? Will Trump's gambles on trade and

By | 2018-06-16T21:46:41+00:00 June 17th, 2018|

How Do We Say the Things We Cannot Say?

Society becomes polarized and impoverished when obvious truths are denied. To address the ensuing malaise, government expands. When government expands, government unions flourish. And there are few things generally less understood yet more consequential than the symbiosis between expanding government and government unions. On nearly every controversial issue of significance, certain perspectives of

By | 2018-04-14T15:44:30+00:00 April 14th, 2018|

Compassionate Nationalism

One might think that President Trump’s frequent references to “America First” would be palatable to all Americans, especially since Trump takes every opportunity to assure foreign leaders that he fully expects them to put the interests of their own nations and citizens first as well. But given the virulent opposition Trump seems to

By | 2018-03-24T20:47:29+00:00 March 25th, 2018|

Libertarians Will Be the Ruin of Us All

If you believe in limited government, then you need to know that Libertarians are the most dangerous people in America. Thanks to Libertarians, Democrats—completely controlled by left-wing oligarchs and public-sector unions—are going to extend government control into every facet of American life. If you doubt that, come to California, a one-party state where

By | 2018-03-24T12:18:09+00:00 March 24th, 2018|