He wasn't eager to go public about being a millionaire. But he wanted to expose how easily the system could be gamed.
The facts are clear that students, parents, and taxpayers have paid increasingly more for higher education, with dubious results.
Despite massive disruption by online- and mobile-based gaming, many consumers seem to still enjoy the face-to-face interaction and experience of tabletop games.
Jan Koun's teenage self-education took place in the 1990s, before knowledge and information were so widely available and easily accessible.
Who needs the degree? Skip the debt and learn a trade.
Even if most of us are still using plastic drinking straws and driving gas-guzzlers, the words of the prophet from Stockholm have not fallen on dry ground.
Economists expect this legislation to reduce the construction of rental housing in coming years, making housing shortages worse.
Now, those of us in the zoomer (Gen Z) and millennial generations are not only footing the bill for Social Security and Medicare, we are also subsidizing boomer retirement hobbies with our tuition and tax dollars. What gives?
Along with great economic performance has come a good bit of silly, one might even call it stupid, regulation and proposals for regulation. Here are my top seven for the United States, although I’m open to hearing about other, even stupider ones.
The Livraria Lello bookshop in Portugal now requires prospective patrons to purchase a voucher, or ticket, in order to gain entry.
Lawmakers need to return school meal programs to their original purpose of assisting children in need – and not add more students to waste-prone programs.
The rise of socialism is being driven by a shift in civic attitudes.
In the decades since the time of its publication, the context of Orwell’s magnum opus has been lost.
There are three main benefits the capitalist provides that lead people to work for a capitalist.
More needs to be done to provide information to students so they can make better decisions about what they choose to study.
“When you see the greed and the concentration of power, did you ever have a moment of doubt about capitalism and whether greed is a good idea to run on?” Milton Friedman was asked. His answer is important.
As Netflix attempts to strong-arm the state of Georgia, they may want to take time for some self-evaluation.
Envy-driven taxation schemes, political calculations, and overregulation hinder anyone willing to “minister to the needs of suffering humanity.”
We may laugh at Ocasio-Cortez’s boundless hubris, but let’s learn from history.
Aldi’s striking simplicity helps remind us of the core of what we’re after with trade and exchange.
Usually, such emergency services are provided “free” to victims as part of the overall “public good” of safety. In reality, the costs fall upon taxpayers, who are often irritated at having to bail out individuals who don’t take common sense precautions.
Looking beyond the practicalities, though, we should keep in mind that education ought to be more than mere job preparation. It should be soulcraft, enabling the student to realize his human potential, and preparing him to embrace the true, beautiful, and good (both in this world and the next).
A mindset of “despair springs eternal” can create our destiny. And as more people embrace socialism, the more likely we will no longer live under the blessings of capitalism, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Imagine FDR’s New Deal took the Paris Climate Agreement out for drinks, one thing led to another, and — voila — nine months later they had a baby: The Green New Deal.
How, exactly, is Marriott going to compete directly with Airbnb?
Central Banks need to be independent of politics to make the right decisions about monetary policy. But that's not always what happens.
It was about social responsibility, not material acquisition, and losing sight of it has cost us dearly.
Chick-fil-A employees undergo a comprehensive crash course in all things people skills before hitting the floor.