Economics

Why is Humility Important?

Why is Humility Important?

Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

The number of prime-age men in the labor force is declining with each generation.

Why Do People Become Communists, and Why Do They Stick With It?

Why Do People Become Communists, and Why Do They Stick With It?

There is no rational case for communism... so why do people go for this stuff?

Free College Works--If You Want to Help the Rich

Free College Works--If You Want to Help the Rich

England ditched free college because it only increased inequities between rich and poor.

The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: 'Individualism'

The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: 'Individualism'

If Pope Francis wishes to identify institutions that breed conflict and poverty, he'd do better by turning his attention to states and big banks.

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades. 

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

The seeking of the good of all does not require the violation of individual rights and interests.

The NFL Draft and the Division of Labor

The NFL Draft and the Division of Labor

In Plato's Republic, Socrates says that specialization is advantageous, because "we are not all alike."

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

The hare-brained idea of a “border adjustment tax” is toast.

The Main Trait That Sets Vocational Students Apart From College Kids

The Main Trait That Sets Vocational Students Apart From College Kids

Those who pursue the vocational path aren't dumb; they often possess the very traits employers are looking for.

Your Socialism Is Bad and You Should Feel Bad

Your Socialism Is Bad and You Should Feel Bad

But the bad news about socialism is not limited to economic deprivation for the masses. The system also leads in many cases to totalitarianism.

Why Politicians Win (and Workers Lose) Under Socialism

Why Politicians Win (and Workers Lose) Under Socialism

The U.S. is not fully socialized, but already we see the disastrous effects of a politicized society.

Busting the 'Free College' Myth

Busting the 'Free College' Myth

If one looks beyond the headlines, one will see New York's free tuition program is just another scholarship program.

How the Ethanol Mandate is Destroying America’s Prairies

How the Ethanol Mandate is Destroying America’s Prairies

According to a new report, 95% of the 240 million acres of prairie land that once blanketed the American interior is now gone.

How Adjunct College Teaching is Like Slave Labor

How Adjunct College Teaching is Like Slave Labor

Adjuncts average $20-25k per year, receive no healthcare benefits, and usually go without a pension. 

How Lazy Millennials Are Hurting Whole Foods

How Lazy Millennials Are Hurting Whole Foods

If Whole Foods sales are any indication, their strategy of catering to millennials isn't working - for an obvious reason.

Has America's Middle Class Been Fleeced?

Has America's Middle Class Been Fleeced?

The middle class has been hit hard in recent decades. But which policies have been responsible?

Are we Witnessing a Quiet Revolution in Education?

Are we Witnessing a Quiet Revolution in Education?

A wildly popular Idaho education program places money for college and other courses in the hands of middle and high school students.

Social Democracy is Collapsing Before our Eyes

Social Democracy is Collapsing Before our Eyes

American civic life is fracturing, and everyone knows it. 

After Studying Basic Econ, Mayor Vetoes Minimum Wage Hike

After Studying Basic Econ, Mayor Vetoes Minimum Wage Hike

Baltimore’s new Democratic Mayor surprised her constituents by vetoing a minimum wage hike last week.

3 Lessons Learned from Wisconsin's War on Foreign Butter

3 Lessons Learned from Wisconsin's War on Foreign Butter

A number of Irish citizens were surprised to find out that selling Kerrygold butter — a line of butter produced in Ireland — is a crime in Wisconsin.

Have You Been Using the Term Liberal Incorrectly?

Have You Been Using the Term Liberal Incorrectly?

The change in meaning came about somewhere around 1900 in English speaking countries. Tragic, but it's more than just a definition disfigurement.

Why Is Trump Waging War on the Freedom Caucus?

Why Is Trump Waging War on the Freedom Caucus?

This is not about partisanship. It is about obtaining freer lives.

Gender Pay Gap Myths (and Truths)

Gender Pay Gap Myths (and Truths)

The gender wage gap is not as simple as either the defenders of markets or their feminist critics make it out to be. 

Steve Bannon: Not a Fan of Limited Government

Steve Bannon: Not a Fan of Limited Government

Donald Trump's top strategist said limited government Republicans are not "living in the real world."

Milton Friedman on 'the Major Fault of the Collectivist Philosophy'

Milton Friedman on 'the Major Fault of the Collectivist Philosophy'

In his 1951 essay “Neo-Liberalism and its Prospects,” Milton Friedman predicted a retreat of collectivism few saw coming. 

Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Forget the housing bubble. These graphs show we're heading for some serious problems in the auto and student loan arenas.

Feminist Author: Women Need to Stop Playing the Victim

Feminist Author: Women Need to Stop Playing the Victim

Feminist author Fay Weldon suggests that it is men, not women, who can now claim victimhood status.

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