Economics

The Reason Barack Obama Failed

The Reason Barack Obama Failed

Despite his intelligence, erudition, earnestness, and public-relations genius, Obama failed  to address the driving concern of Americans.

C.S. Lewis on the Christmas “Racket”

C.S. Lewis on the Christmas “Racket”

"It gives on the whole much more pain than pleasure."

Team Solo or Team Vader?

Team Solo or Team Vader?

Should we dismiss Han Solo as a selfish, self-serving misanthrope? Should we resent the rebels as enemies of order and authority?

The Classic Christmas Movies That Say Taxation Is Theft

The Classic Christmas Movies That Say Taxation Is Theft

And it happens in the first 30 seconds of the film. 

Why the Hell Are Politicians Trying to Run Airlines?

Why the Hell Are Politicians Trying to Run Airlines?

Charles Schumer is upset that an airline wants to charge people for overhead space.

The Story Behind Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Story Behind Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’

Originally he had intended to write a pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child.”

About Those Apparitions Who Shook Down Scrooge for Money

About Those Apparitions Who Shook Down Scrooge for Money

What was the real purpose of this psychological waterboarding?

The Racist Roots of Progressivism

The Racist Roots of Progressivism

In the early 20th century, most progressives viewed as cutting-edge science what today looks like simple bigotry.

Old Man Potter: The Real Hero of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Old Man Potter: The Real Hero of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

While the Baileys squandered their investors’ money on subprime loans, Mr. Potter was employing half of Bedford Falls. 

The Pentagon is Even More Bloated than You Thought

The Pentagon is Even More Bloated than You Thought

A buried report commissioned by the Department of Defense found $125 billion in administrative waste.

In Defense of Trump’s Deal with Carrier

In Defense of Trump’s Deal with Carrier

Tax breaks for specific companies are less ideal than broad cuts of business taxes, but they should not be confused with taxpayer subsidies.

Mike Rowe on the College President Who Ditched the Flag

Mike Rowe on the College President Who Ditched the Flag

Why is it that no one burns flags at trade schools?

NYU Serves Up Unique Way to Cut College Costs

NYU Serves Up Unique Way to Cut College Costs

Instead of student loan forgiveness, why not come up with creative, cost-saving solutions before students rack up thousands in debt?

Trump Should Persuade Congress to Stop Subsidizing Big Bird

Trump Should Persuade Congress to Stop Subsidizing Big Bird

In an age when people are inundated with media, should the government be subsidizing it?

Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Would a decentralization movement actually result in more freedom and better government?

Wealthy Designers Refuse Service to Melania Trump

Wealthy Designers Refuse Service to Melania Trump

Does anyone think the designer will be sued and driven out of business for refusing to endorse Trump’s inauguration?  

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

Between 1949 and 1959, the per capita GDP in Cuba barely changed.

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

The left likes to characterize Trump as Hitler, but in actuality his campaign was largely based on the ideas of – wait for it – Alexander Hamilton.

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

How often do we overestimate our own contributions and underestimate the contributions of others?

How Parents and Teachers Unknowingly Sabotage Young People

How Parents and Teachers Unknowingly Sabotage Young People

Counselors, teachers, and parents are discouraging young people from apprenticeship programs that offer valuable work experience.

9 Eyebrow-Raising Numbers From Trump's Surprising Win

9 Eyebrow-Raising Numbers From Trump's Surprising Win

Shedding more light on Tuesday's biggest surprise.

6 Reasons We’re in Trouble No Matter Who Becomes President

6 Reasons We’re in Trouble No Matter Who Becomes President

The next president will have a monumental task. Can Americans leave the vitriol of the campaign behind?

Family's College Savings Raided by the Government

Family's College Savings Raided by the Government

Civil forfeiture is a tool that gives law enforcement the power to seize cash, cars, and property if they suspect it’s tied to a crime.

Daylight Savings Time Isn't Worth the Trouble it Causes

Daylight Savings Time Isn't Worth the Trouble it Causes

Some states have good reason for diverging from the norm.

Obamacare Failing Before Our Eyes

Obamacare Failing Before Our Eyes

Premiums are soaring, but it's not just enrollees who are feeling the pain.

Hillary's Economically Clueless Plans Will Create More Poverty

Hillary's Economically Clueless Plans Will Create More Poverty

A point-by-point debunking of her woeful economic proposals.

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back. 

Manners, Like Markets, Are Beautiful

Manners, Like Markets, Are Beautiful

“I’m a Gentleman” is a much better leadership slogan than “Make America Great Again.”

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