On Crime and Punishment in Large Cities

On Crime And Punishment In Large Cities Consent decrees hamper police and lead to increased homicides. Reforms are possible without stopping all minor crime enforcement. MAY 17, 2021|1:00 PM GEORGE LIEBMANN,TheAmerican Conservative Online Recent events might lead the uninitiated to believe that, on the crime front, America’s large cities are getting better and better. Several […]

On Crime and Punishment in Baltimore

Budget Reform /Criminal Justice On Crime and Punishment in Baltimore George Liebmann ,Maryland Public Policy Institute blog, May 10, 2021 Two recent events might lead one to believe that, on the crime front, Baltimore is getting better and better. In March, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced with pride that the “war on drugs is over […]

Minimum Conditions For Biden’s Minimum Wage

Minimum Conditions For Biden’s Minimum Wage Paired with real efforts to address youth unemployment, a minimum wage hike would not be as disruptive as free-marketers fear. MAY 1, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN An increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.00 an hour is said to be part of the initial […]

Taft’s Anti-Plutocracy Conservatism

Taft’s Anti-Plutocracy Conservatism How the lesser known conservative trust-buster handled wealth concentration. APRIL 8, 2021,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The last Democratic presidential primary saw more than the ordinary focus on disparities of wealth and income, alleged by some of the candidates to endanger democracy. The remedies floated for this condition included wealth taxes endorsed by Senators […]

Book Announcement- Vox Clamantis In Deserto by George W. Liebmann

VOX CLAMANTIS IN DESERTO by George W. Liebmann This is a collection of 110 short ‘op-ed’ articles written over a 25-year period encompassing the unfortunate Clinton, Bush Jr., Obama and Trump administrations; included are a few longer pieces on welfare, reapportionment, Palestine, and civil rights ‘consent decrees.’ This collection is followed by book reviews of […]

Beyond the Paris Accord

Subscri Beyond The Paris Accord, An Environmentalism Of Solidarity And Purpose Today’s green activists propose punitive policies and are often wrong. Fortunately there is a better way forward. FEBRUARY 6, 2021,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN President Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate accord was no surprise, coming as it did from modern America’s leading apostle of the […]

Eleven Populist Proposals

11 Populist Proposals For The Post-Trump GOP The president’s reign might have devolved into nihilism, but there are ideas waiting for those who would pick them up. JANUARY 14, 2021|1:00 PM, TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN Nearly four years ago, this writer noted in these pages that Donald Trump had been brought to power by three issues […]

It’s Time to Wield Antitrust Against The Publishing Industry

The industry’s concentration doesn’t just have economic costs. It’s a disaster for our culture and it needs to be fought. DECEMBER 1, 2001,Theamericanconservative.com GEORGE LIEBMANN The proposed acquisition of Simon & Schuster by the international media conglomerate Bertelsmann, treated as a foregone conclusion by most of the press, strikingly reveals the limitations of the “consumer […]

Two Little Words

The American Conservative 2020 Presidential Symposium George Liebmann Means are more important than ends in the politics of free countries. As a bookseller’s son I had no difficulty in the last election in deciding that I would not vote for Donald Trump. I supported Johnson. Trump identified concerns: opposing “liberal imperialism” and its attendant refugee […]

Trump and Biden: Two Profiles in Cowardice on Marijuana

OPINION Trump and Biden: Two profiles in cowardice on marijuana NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | SEP 17, 2020 AT 5:00 AM .. Since the beginnings of the drug war, national policy on marijuana has been essentially frozen. Marijuana has been classified with the most dangerous drugs, without foundation in careful studies of the substance. The […]