Wendy McElroy


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The Economics of Marriage and Divorce

Those who get hitched are more likely to get rich

JULY 08, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

While married people tend to be wealthier than singles, decades of State intervention help divorce ruin people financially.

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America’s Electronic Police State

Big Brother is not only watching, but gathering more power

MAY 21, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

America's surveillance State has always aimed at social and political control. But the NSA isn't the only story; it might not even be our biggest threat.

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A Teachers’ Union Speaks Power to Truth

Children suffer, but they aren’t the point

APRIL 23, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

When a California teachers' union leader gave a "candid" speech, he made it clear that quality education for children takes a back seat to unrelated political and social goals--as well as to the unions' own interests.

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Let a Thousand Home Businesses Bloom

Time for regulators to take their boot off the neck of microbusiness

APRIL 14, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

Jobs are still scarce. Why are regulators keeping people from creating their own jobs with home businesses?

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The UAW Against the Volunteer State

Labor politics is desperate, thanks to capital mobility

MARCH 28, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

Labor union dynamics are changing; a recent vote at a Volkswagen plant struck a blow against the UAW's strategy to adapt.

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Cage Complex

Why is America’s prison population soaring?

JANUARY 21, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

Police states are the mother of prison complexes. Whatever solutions arise will come from shining the harsh light of reality upon both.

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Homeschooling: The Public Schools’ Invasive Species

JULY 30, 2013 by WENDY MCELROY

Homeschooling produces better students at lower prices than government schools, with less time spent on indoctrination. So of course the government sees it as a threat.

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Unionizing Nanny

What’s Wrong with Domestic Workers’ “Bill(s) of Rights”

JULY 08, 2013 by WENDY MCELROY

The push to create "bills of rights" for nannies benefits governments, unions, and large health-care institutions--not disadvantaged workers, children, the elderly, or taxpayers.

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A Chance to End Racism in Academia

The Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action—Again

JUNE 24, 2013 by WENDY MCELROY

Affirmative action has provoked passions--and confusing Supreme Court rulings--since it was first instituted. A ruling today could finally bring some clarity to the issue.

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Coca-Capitulation

Coca-Cola Confronts the Politics of Obesity

JUNE 03, 2013 by WENDY MCELROY

Coca-Cola just became the latest company to knuckle under to public health bullying.

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