Aristotle: 4 Reasons Private Property Is Better Than Communal Property

Aristotle: 4 Reasons Private Property Is Better Than Communal Property

Aristotle’s arguments on property are still relevant today. Many free-marketeers have forgotten that there are more benefits of private property than mere economic efficiency.

What Pundits Missed About the Trump-Putin Press Conference in Helsinki

What Pundits Missed About the Trump-Putin Press Conference in Helsinki

When Presidents Trump and Vladimir Putin ended their joint press conference in Helsinki, the punditocracy predictably swarmed all over it like ants around a pile of crumbs.

Why It Might Be the Right Time to Quit Your Job

Why It Might Be the Right Time to Quit Your Job

Employers now are begging for talent, and ready to pay to keep it. That gives workers more confidence that they can leave one job for another.

What the Origins of Money Teaches Us About Spontaneous Order

What the Origins of Money Teaches Us About Spontaneous Order

From Mesopotamia (or even earlier), all civilizations have employed some kind of medium of exchange to facilitate transactions regardless of their geographical locations, legal and economic systems, religious beliefs or political structures. Have you ever wondered why?

The Real Reason Many People Recoil From Political Correctness

The Real Reason Many People Recoil From Political Correctness

To be anti-PC is not to be against manners or mutual respect.

Former CIA Boss John Brennan Tweets Fake Lincoln Quote, Won’t Take It Down

Former CIA Boss John Brennan Tweets Fake Lincoln Quote, Won’t Take It Down

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves,” John Brennan ominously wrote.

Robert Frost, Original Sin, and Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Robert Frost, Original Sin, and Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

The liberal rage against the border wall has much to do with the nature of boundaries. Walls, borders, and fences are manifestations of restraint. Fallen humanity naturally resists the restraints of order that keep the unbridled passions under control. Walls are needed to keep the peace…

The Economic Illiteracy of Bernie Sanders

The Economic Illiteracy of Bernie Sanders

The uniquely frustrating brilliance of Sanders lies in his theatrical acuteness for distortions and inaccuracies. 

 7 Takeaways From FBI Agent Strzok’s Bizarre Congressional Testimony

7 Takeaways From FBI Agent Strzok’s Bizarre Congressional Testimony

A joint hearing of two House committees Thursday repeatedly turned testy.

Why Deep Thinkers Are Often Societal Outcasts

Why Deep Thinkers Are Often Societal Outcasts

Civilizations have never truly appreciated the virtue of men like Socrates.

Like Thinking For Yourself? Think Again

Like Thinking For Yourself? Think Again

If decision making is more often intuitive than reasoned, and our thinking is largely influenced by our social groups, how do we pursue wisdom?

3 Ways Milton Friedman Improved the Field of Economics

3 Ways Milton Friedman Improved the Field of Economics

The contributions of Friedman as an economist are often overlooked by non-economists. Here are three that will help you understand a bit better his work.

 How We Discovered Three Poisonous Books in our University Library

How We Discovered Three Poisonous Books in our University Library

One wouldn’t expect a book to contain a poisonous substance. But it might.

It's Time to Privatize the United States Postal Service

It's Time to Privatize the United States Postal Service

The country would be wise to let the market take a shot at cleaning up government waste.

Pascal on Why Living in the Present Is So Difficult (Yet so Important)

Pascal on Why Living in the Present Is So Difficult (Yet so Important)

We spend most of our lives not truly living at all but shoring up goods for some time in the future when we can enjoy them—which never comes since we have incapacitated ourselves from enjoying the present.

Alexander De Tocqueville on Why America Has No More Statesmen

Alexander De Tocqueville on Why America Has No More Statesmen

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln led America through periods of political chaos and enormous uncertainty when few others could.  Does America have any statesman left?

The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor

The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor

The “conventional wisdom” may be conventional, but it’s often not wisdom.

The Presidency to the Rescue: How America Begins the Downward Spiral Into Tyranny

The Presidency to the Rescue: How America Begins the Downward Spiral Into Tyranny

In an age when democracy is clearly retreating, will America eventually succumb to autocracy while waving sayonara to democracy?

Why Aristotle Believed Common Goods Are More Divine than Private Goods

Why Aristotle Believed Common Goods Are More Divine than Private Goods

Comfortable shoes, Thanksgiving turkeys, and geometry can all teach us about happiness and the Divine.

No Trouble For Trudeau?

No Trouble For Trudeau?

A report of sexual misconduct involving Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, resurfaced after 18 years. Is Trudeau guilty of a double standard?

Are We Populating Ourselves Out of Existence?

Are We Populating Ourselves Out of Existence?

Happy World Population Day! Should we be worried about whether the earth can support us? 

Refusal to Use Preferred Gender Pronouns Costs British Doctor His Job

Refusal to Use Preferred Gender Pronouns Costs British Doctor His Job

Dr. David Mackereth, 55, the father of four, was dismissed from the department after only recently being hired because he told the instructor for a training course that he would not recognize a pronoun that didn’t correspond to a patient’s biological sex, the Telegraph reported Sunday.

Denmark’s New “Ghetto” Policies: A Desperate Push for Cultural Assimilation of Muslims?

Denmark’s New “Ghetto” Policies: A Desperate Push for Cultural Assimilation of Muslims?

One of the most controversial new laws is that children in low-income “ghettos” (an official government term) must attend mandatory cultural education sessions. 

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