Many of us were shocked to find the U.S. rated 83 for freedom, compared to 98-100 for Scandinavia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and the 90s for most of Europe. Last week’s column provoked comment worth sharing on several subjects (edited for length):

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My favorite columnist, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan, thus titled her recent column, which posed questions for Republican supporters. I will give some answers and comments. 

Have you heard about Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) or as another put it, Modern Magical Theory? This is what allows candidates to promise virtually unlimited government spending without ill effects on our currency, our standard of living or our liberty. It’s based on these assumptions:

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One great pleasure of writing is receiving thoughtful comment from people of wide-ranging life experience; these are responses to various columns:

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Congresswomen who chastise our border control people for the horrendously crowded and inadequate housing of would-be immigrants need to be called out. Congress is responsible for this mess! For months, Congress turned a deaf ear to cries from the border for help in dealing with the overwhelm…