I've been privileged to know and work with Rick Newcombe, the president of Creators Syndicate, for a decade. Creators has distributed my newspaper column since 1999. Newcombe is a visionary and a tireless entrepreneur with a dedicated staff. And Los Angeles is driving them away. In a column for the Wall Street Journal, Newcombe lambastes... Read More
Billionaire Tom Golisano, founder of Paychex, is leaving high-taxing, entrepreneur-undermining New York for Florida. He penned a kiss-off in the NYPost today: Going, going, going Galt. Who's next?
A powerful manifesto from renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who fears an exodus of talent from Britain in response to high taxes: Time for a U.K. Tea Party movement! Yes, it's a strange spectacle. Liberty Belle says: What goes around comes around. ***
For the past two weeks, with a big hat tip to Dr. Helen Smith who diagnosed the phenomenon last fall, we've had a fascinating and spirited discussion here about the "Going Galt" movement that's catching on nationwide. There's now even a Twitter hashtag for the phenomenon: #goinggalt. My email box (especially after publication of my... Read More
Feel the dissent!
Scroll for updates... The tax-paying rebels are not going away. In Green Bay, Wisconsin, today an estimated 500 protesters gathered for a Tea Party at Titletown Brewing. Reader David has more at Pork Revolution: Green Bay reader Natalie was also there. She e-mails a few more photos and a note: Dear Michelle, There were families... Read More
"Going Galt" is going viral. The phenomenon Dr. Helen Smith first diagnosed last fall has spread noticeably since our discussion of it at CPAC/CS2.0 last week and my column/blog posts/your comments throughout the past week. The NYTimes (disparagingly, of course) picked up on it today. The Liberty Papers has a comprehensive round-up of recent blog... Read More
Scheduled to appear on Fox & Friends this morning for the regular 8:15am Eastern gig. They want to talk about the "Going Galt" phenomenon and our Wreckovery.gov photoshop contest. *Update: See also my discussion with Instapundit Glenn Reynolds on PJTV here.* Four more "Going Galt" items for you: *GOP Rep. John Campbell comments to the... Read More
My syndicated column today spotlights two related phenomenon: the Tea Party revolt on the streets and the "Going Galt" revolt with our wallets. For new readers who are just learning about the protest movement and want to join, the best organizational resources are Tax Day Tea Party (nationwide April 15 events), Twitter #teaparty, PJTV's list... Read More