THE PRIMARY CIVIC DUTY: ECONOMICS FOR CITIZENS
- Are Last-Mile Solution Scooters Safe?"We all know it’s impossible in life to be sure that anything is perfectly safe and there’s nothing wrong with assuming the risk of certain activities when we understand what we’re getting into." ~ Aron Solomon
- Even Bastiat’s Correspondence Shows His Love of Liberty"Frederic Bastiat advocated a government that, by focusing narrowly on ensuring that individuals 'did not encroach on the freedom of others,' guarantees citizens the ability to 'fully and completely enjoy the free exercise of his or her physical, mental, and moral faculties.'" ~ Gary M. Galles
- A Marvelous, Humanitarian Substance"Adjustments of money prices are the easiest and most obvious way of causing each other to overlook goods’ and services’ non-monetary aspects that would otherwise reduce the amount of mutually advantageous exchange that occurs." ~ Donald J. Boudreaux
- Two Centuries of Dostoevsky"By the end of the speech, Russia had become a symbol of the realization of Dostoevsky’s vision of universal brotherhood. 'Oh, the nations of Europe know how dear they are to us,” he concluded.'" ~ Christopher Sandford
- Cultural Appropriation: Try Not To"Art, music, religion, science, language, food, and more all evolve due to the cultural ebbs and flows of human inspiration. Ultimately, the process is not one of theft, but of admiration and respect, and should be treated as such." ~ Daniel Asia
- Fandom and the Great Books"The canon wars are over, and the canon lost. But the canon’s defeat might not be a bad thing for readers and teachers who care about great books, because it allows us to offer franker, more interesting, and more compelling reasons to read them." ~ William Gonch
- The Government Scientific Agency Oxymoron"America might be best off if all government funding was phased out over a few years but barring that, a more decentralized, merit-based, or even randomized grant decision-making system needs to be implemented" ~ Robert E. Wright
- Manufacturing Output Fell Slightly in December“Industrial output fell in December, but many industries are producing more now than prior to the pandemic. Still, it may take some time for materials shortages and logistical problems to be fully resolved.” ~ Robert Hughes
- Retail Spending Fell Sharply in December“Retail sales fell in December but remain at a high level, sustaining pressure on prices. However, there may be early signs of easing pressures as sales growth moderates and inventories rise.” ~ Robert Hughes
- Yes, Blame the Federal Student Loans"As important as all this context is, it does not detract from by far the most important message of Mitchell’s fascinating and highly readable book: federal student lending, often fueled by good intentions, is 'help' that has very often hurt." ~ Neal McCluskey
- A Message to Fellow IT/Software Pros June 7, 2020
- $800 Billion Stimulus Program Failed Terribly and Mostly Benefited the Wealthy, MIT Economist FindsAbout 75 percent of the benefits went to the top 20 percent of earners.
- Spending an Hour with Dr. KingIf you could spend one hour with MLK, what would you talk about with him?
- This Couple Sold a Man Cannabis for His Dying Mom. Now They Face Life in PrisonThe real criminal in this case is the state.
- Why ‘Black Minds Matter’ Could Be a Game-Changer for Families Trapped in America's Struggling SchoolsBlack lives and minds matter.
- How the Roman Empire Provided the Founding Fathers a Blueprint for America’s EconomyRoman Imperial advancements in free trade, property rights, and urbanization offered the Founding Fathers a vision for what America could be and a blueprint for the American Dream.