What’s a Progressive?

A progressive isn't simply a liberal.  Liberal as a political identity is so 20th-century, so pragmatic, so Roosevelt-Clintonian.  Liberals aren't allowed to criticize each other apart from Democratic primaries, which all liberals vote in because liberals aren't allowed to belong to other parties.  But progressives pop up in all kinds of parties. Liberalism has become … Continue reading What’s a Progressive?

The Free Market Works Best When (Or Hockey, Rite Aid, Thai Proverbs and Doubting Government and Business)

I've been thinking a lot about the free market lately.  In part, I'm wondering why Center City Allentown has one good drug store (Rite Aid), and why that one good drugstore is being displaced by the coming AHL hockey arena (I generally support the arena project), and what that drugstore is going to put up … Continue reading The Free Market Works Best When (Or Hockey, Rite Aid, Thai Proverbs and Doubting Government and Business)