Local Labor: Still Left Behind

Local Labor, Still Left Behind Unlike international unions, building-level unions give workers a voice. (Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock) JULY 2, 2022 | 12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN,TheAmericanConservativeOnline Of late, the Biden administration has embraced the cause of the international unions. Its electric-car and Conservation Corps proposals contain provisions designed to foster unionization. It is suggested that unionization automatically […]

How Not To Fight Inflation

How Not To Fight Inflation The new New Democrats’ 62-point plan is devoid of a single good idea for fixing the economy. JUNE 23, 2022|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN A coalition of so-called New Democrats (the last New Democrat was Bill Clinton, whose administration gave us corporate buy-backs, repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, veto of the […]

Conservatives Need a Broader Vision

Conservatives Need A Broader Vision There has been no effort to look at national needs and possibilities in the large. TheAmericanConservativeOnline JUNE 9, 2022|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN Those examining the programs of today’s political parties and presidential candidates must inevitably be struck by their failure of imagination. For one finds in none of them the […]

The Other Government: The Residential Community Association

The Other Government: The Residential Community Association Byron Hanke, the chief land planner for the Federal Housing Administration, changed the landscape of homeowner associations. APRIL 1, 2022|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservative.Com GEORGE LIEBMANN Most Americans take for granted the rise of the residential community association, a whole new level of government. Today, an estimated 74 million Americans in […]

Working With Biden on Build Back Better

Working With Biden On Build Back Better Salvageable parts of Biden’s program should be enacted as free-standing bills. TheAmericanConservativeOnline JANUARY 19, 2022|1:00 PM GEORGE LIEBMANN Biden’s Build Back Better was originally promoted as a Keynesian effort to restore the economy after Covid-19; inflation has undercut that justification. The bill’s revenue provisions carefully forswear the imposition […]

Book Announcement- Vox Clamantis In Deserto

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 […]

Budget Reconciliation and the End of Liberalism

Budget Reconciliation And The End Of Liberalism The budget process, and legislation in general, now functions by fostering clientelism, allocating alms to special interest groups. TheAmericanConservativeOnline, OCTOBER 13, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The current budget reconciliation bill is a travesty of what was intended when Congress enacted the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, in the […]

The Supreme Court’s Historical Forgetfulness

The Supreme Court’s Historical Forgetfulness The decision to end the eviction moratorium might have been made based on precedent rather than concerns of the moment. TheAmericanConservativeOnline SEPTEMBER 3, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Alabama Association of Realtors case, summarily holding invalid the Biden administration’s effort to extend a federal […]

Joe Biden: An American Mitterand?

Joe Biden: An American Mitterrand? The president may want to try to be, but he’ll be hindered by his party and his personnel. JULY 5, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN,TheAmericanConservativeOnline The career of Francois Mitterrand has bemused many biographers. A political chameleon, he was noted for his progress from a functionary of Vichy France and at […]

On Booksellers and Fair Trade

On Booksellers And ‘Fair Trade’ Against the monopoly of Amazon, a free marketplace for books may mean coordination of resale pricing. JUNE 24, 2021, TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN Recent issues of TAC have contained lamentations about the disappearance of independent booksellers and Amazon’s near-emerging monopoly on bookselling, with its cancellation of works praising Justice Clarence Thomas […]