How China Took Latin America

Mary Anastasia O’Grady writes “The Americas,” a weekly column on politics, economics and business in Latin America and Canada that appears every Monday in the Journal. Ms. O’Grady joined the paper in August 1995 and became a senior editorial...

Two Chance Encounters That Steered My Life

Someone invariably comes along with unexpected advice that forever alters your life’s trajectory. It could be a teacher, a coach, a poet. In my case it was Alan Shapiro.My wife and kids have long heard me tout him as a sage guide who set my path forward. We weren’t...

Antitrust Attacks on Private Equity Hurt Consumers

Access to capital and management expertise is essential for fair competition in business. Historically, private-equity firms have played an important role, funding innovation and making U.S. capital markets the envy of the world.Yet antitrust enforcers at the Federal...

The Inflation Reduction Act Won’t Reduce Inflation

Senate Democrats’ latest party-line attempt to push their social agenda through Congress lifts Orwellian naming conventions to new heights. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022? They might as well add “World Peace” and “Global Democracy,” since the bill has roughly the...

Biden’s Climate Plans Are Unsustainable

In the field of environmentalism, one of the most important concepts is “sustainability.” Coined in the 1970s, the term means that the resource-intensive needs of economic growth now mustn’t compromise the needs of future generations. Over decades, slow but steady...