Michael Ahn Paarlberg

The Pinochet Myth Is Alive and Well Among Pundits Who Write About Egypt
March 02, 2014

Columnists keep saying the Chilean dictator was a brute who modernized the economy. Actually, he was a brute with a rotten economic record. Take heed, Egyptians.

'Marketplace' Assures Us Bentleys and Tuscan Villas Trickle Down
January 07, 2014

It's one thing to celebrate banker bonuses. But you really shouldn't bungle your lingo while you do.

Why Do Europeans Cause So Many Train Wrecks? Or, the Idiocy of Malcolm Gladwell's Cultural Determinism
July 31, 2013

Blaming Korean culture for the Asiana crash is as idiotic as blaming Europe for the Spanish train wreck. Which doesn't stop people from doing it!