Netflix Isn’t Brave, and That’s Fine

Public companies are not in the business of self-sacrificial gestures for reasons of principle or any other reason. Their mission primarily is what’s best for the share price, i.e., in the best interest of shareholders. This explains Netflix’s behavior in the Dave...

San Francisco Has Become a Shoplifter’s Paradise

The connection between crime control and social inequality doesn’t get a lot of attention in the media, but last week’s decision by pharmacy chain Walgreens to close five more stores in San Francisco because of rampant shoplifting is another reason why it should. The...

What Colin Powell Learned From His Own Story

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell autographs copies of his book at the Trover Shop on Capitol Hill, Sept. 18, 1995. Photo: Mark Reinstein/ZUMA PRESS It was September 1995, and the world was beating a path to Colin Powell’s door. Rumors swirled about a possible...

Iran Won’t Stop Until It Has a Nuclear Weapon

It is a common hope within Washington’s foreign-policy establishment that no matter how close Iran gets to the atomic threshold, it won’t detonate a bomb. The intelligence community claims Tehran isn’t currently taking steps to build a nuclear weapon. Many want to...

The West’s Energy Masochism – WSJ

With winter fast approaching, Europe finds itself in an energy crisis—and reliant on the tender mercies of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. It’s a self-induced disaster years in the making. European energy prices are up more than five times from a year ago, as Asian...