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Imagine you’re out of work. But you’ve got capital in your talents, your home, and your family and friends. You might try to start a microbusiness at home to earn a little extra income and make ends meet. That is, unless you live in certain U.S....

Posted by: Wendy McElroy on April 16, 2014

What is an education? What does it mean to be an “educated” human being? Ask a public school teacher or two and the answers may surprise you. Not because they will enlighten you, or give you a new perspective, but because in general there are...

Posted by: Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg on April 14, 2014

Tax experts long have theorized about the raising of money for various units and functions of government.

Should taxes be for revenue only, or as a means of social con­trol, or...

Posted by: W. M. Curtiss on April 11, 2014

Seneca, the Roman philosopher, relates the story of the murder of Callisthenes by Alexander the Great, the “everlasting crime” of the Macedonian leader. Seneca wrote:

“For when someone says, ‘Alexander killed many thousands of Persians’...

Posted by: Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna on April 9, 2014

Woolworth’s five-and-dime stores pioneered a discount retailing model that was a godsend to consumers and employees across the country. Minimum-wage laws, however, would have kept their founder, Frank Woolworth, from even getting close enough to...

Posted by: Daniel J. Smith and Zac Thompson on April 7, 2014

Tourism, as anyone with a passport can tell you, has become a very big business, particularly in places that no longer thrive in the customary practices of industry and commerce. Take Genoa, for instance, one of Europe’s largest cities along...

Posted by: Regis Martin on April 4, 2014

If there is one image that motivates me to be the best father I can, that forces me to actually think about what being a good father even means, it is this one from the popular image-sharing website Imgur:

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Posted by: Devin Foley on April 2, 2014

In a blatant inversion of reality, the New York Times editorial board is ...

Posted by: James Agresti on March 31, 2014

The history of ancient Rome repeatedly demonstrates the connection between low taxes and prosperity. It also shows the connection between confiscatory taxes and political and social unrest.

As the Roman empire expanded, so did the emperors...

Posted by: James A. Maccaro on March 28, 2014

“If there be one thing more than another which is true of genuine democracy, it is that genuine democracy is opposed to the rule of the mob. For genuine democracy is based fundamentally on the existence of the citizen, and the best...

Posted by: Stratford Caldecott on March 26, 2014