Showing posts from December, 2018

Three are Free, Baby

It has been a while since I last  blogged about writing for Thomas L. Knapp 's William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism , but at long last I've capped off a planned troika of op-ed commentaries started this summer with the Oscar-baiting "The Madness of the Academy."    "Can't Stop the Bookstore"  struck back with my examination of how Amazon's $15 wage may not be the pure concession it has been assumed to be on both sides of the conflict. Along the way, I took a look at the forgotten history of corporate liberalism, explained how a small bookstore has succeeded where Barnes & Noble failed, and found a plotline that The Simpsons  hasn't done yet. The trilogy concludes with  "Protectionist Presidents are the Parents of Our Country's Trusts"  taking on the still-current fallout of Trump's trade policies, uncovering the hidden history of free trade as a progressive cause.