Big Labor’s New Clothes

The right-of-center intellectual dalliance with left-labor activism has now long passed happenstance, breezed through coincidence, and arrived at enemy action. Completing the trifecta is a piece from Eli Lehrer of the R Street Institute (which one might recall is involved in the “eco-right” carbon tax campaign) in this week’s National Review. Endorsing so-called “worker centers,” Lehrer makes the following claim: “A strategy of supporting…

The Kochs and the Pews

This article first appeared on Philanthropy Daily on November 5, 2019. I don’t have very much to add to the long list of obituaries and articles written about the recent death of David Koch. But Darren Dochuk, a historian at Notre Dame, used this event to remind the readers of Politico Magazine about another pair of conservative brothers who became significant philanthropists: J. Howard Pew (1882-1971) and…

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