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 […]

How Public Policy Forgot the Basics

Technical fixes do more to help people than popular partisanship. APRIL 13, 2021,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN Some years ago, the late Elliot Richardson, who served in multiple cabinet offices before becoming a major contributor to the downfall of President Richard Nixon, wrote of the utility in politics of “end runs.” By these he meant proposals which, […]

Sick of the Teachers: Time for Reform

Sick Of The Teachers: Time For Reform The pandemic presents an opportunity to bring the public-school teachers’ unions to heel. TheAmericanConservativeOnline FEBRUARY 17, 2021 GEORGE LIEBMANN If the nation’s nurses had the same devotion to duty displayed by unionized teachers, the COVID death toll might be twice what it is. The virus crisis has exposed […]

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 […]

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 […]

All the News That’s Not Fit To Print

by George Liebmann Readers of the New York Times cannot fail to be impressed by its coverage of American school and college campus disturbances and demands. Any group of a half-dozen students composing a list of demands, whether at a private school like the Dalton School in New York, at Princeton, or in any smaller […]

The Mellon Foundation Goes Woke

The Mellon Foundation Goes Woke The nation’s largest supporter of the humanities has elevated politics over art, and sometimes forsakes the latter altogether. The American Conservative Online DECEMBER 28, 2020|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN AND ANDREW BALIO Not to be outdone by The New York Times‘ 1619 Project, the Mellon Foundation recently announced its appropriation of […]

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 […]

The Taliban Come to America, Disguised as Philanthropoids

Political foundations seek to “re-imagine” America’s monuments. A new Reece Committee is needed to stop them. The American Conservative NOVEMBER 20, 2020 GEORGE LIEBMANN Only the unobservant will be startled by the recent announcement by the Mellon Foundation of its appropriation of $250 million for a “Monuments Project: Building the Commemorative Landscape for the 21st […]

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 […]