Economics

The School Funding Inequity Farce

The School Funding Inequity Farce

Presidential candidates and the media claim that school districts with many minority students are underfunded, but they ignore a major source of funding.

Kanye West, Chic-Fil-A, and the Age of Authenticity

Kanye West, Chic-Fil-A, and the Age of Authenticity

Chic-fil-A's recent decision causes some to question its authenticity to Christians and to LGBT+ groups. 

It’s a Disservice to Urge Young People to Become Entrepreneurs

It’s a Disservice to Urge Young People to Become Entrepreneurs

Why do we push entrepreneurship on young people when all the data show that they're very likely to fail?

Solar Panels Literally Produce Tons of Toxic Waste

Solar Panels Literally Produce Tons of Toxic Waste

Solar panels have long been lauded by environmentalists and proponents of renewable energy, but do they do more harm than good to the green cause?

How Many People Must Die to Fix the Planet?

How Many People Must Die to Fix the Planet?

The Malthusian doomsday prediction has been spectacularly wrong, and yet still popular, for more than 200 years. How many people have to die to satisfy today's alarmists?

Rolling Stone: Men Who Abstain From Porn Are Dangerous Alt-Righters

Rolling Stone: Men Who Abstain From Porn Are Dangerous Alt-Righters

The fact that Rolling Stone attempts to cite science to justify porn and villainize self-control shows our lack of consensus on virtue.

The Dark History of Swedish Socialism

The Dark History of Swedish Socialism

Is Bernie wrong about peaceful Swedish socialism?

Federalizing Day Care Is a Terrible Idea

Federalizing Day Care Is a Terrible Idea

Does expanding the school day serve families? 

The Exploitative Reality of Surrogacy and Egg Donation

The Exploitative Reality of Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Women and children are being bought and sold on the fertility and surrogacy markets. There are many problems with this trade, and these are just a few of them.

Under Socialism the Worst Get on Top

Under Socialism the Worst Get on Top

The lessons of history and human nature should warn us against socialism. Millennials seem to be willfully ignorant of both. 

Since 2006, Over a Million Californians Have Left the State

Since 2006, Over a Million Californians Have Left the State

High taxes, an intolerant liberal culture, skyrocketing gas prices, and many other problems plague California. Could we be seeing the beginning of the end of this state?

Bernie Sanders: ‘Thank God’ for Capitalism

Bernie Sanders: ‘Thank God’ for Capitalism

The quote is surprising but revealing. 

How Regulated is Your State?

How Regulated is Your State?

We so often think about how regulations from the federal government affect our lives. Unfortunately there are many other sources of equally burdensome regulations.

Pagan Son

Pagan Son

The rejection of our culture's archetypical and actual fatherhood leaves us all orphans searching for meaning. 

Without Free Speech, All Speech Becomes Government Speech

Without Free Speech, All Speech Becomes Government Speech

When acceptable speech is limited in public schools, kids will be kicked out for nonconformity. 

Maternity Retailer Files for Bankruptcy

Maternity Retailer Files for Bankruptcy

What does the closing of a major retailer of maternity clothes indicate about our demographics?

California: The Blue Ribbon Poverty State

California: The Blue Ribbon Poverty State

California continues to rank among the most poverty stricken states in the country. There's a few explanations for why that is.

Why Women Workers Might Be Less Willing to Delegate

Why Women Workers Might Be Less Willing to Delegate

We all need to delegate some work from time to time. Why are women less likely to do so than men?

Why Mike Pence Shouldn't Shut Up About China

Why Mike Pence Shouldn't Shut Up About China

Vice President Mike Pence should ignore Charles Barkley and keep talking about China and its abuses in trade and human rights alike.

Should Parents Be Paid?

Should Parents Be Paid?

Society will pay if we don't value parents; should we start now? 

Not All Candy Is Candy... for Tax Purposes Anyways

Not All Candy Is Candy... for Tax Purposes Anyways

Heads up for Halloween: Not all candy is taxed equally.

How Children Learn the Humanity of Trade

How Children Learn the Humanity of Trade

Here's a great way to teach kids about markets. 

What the Left and Right Get Wrong About Immigration

What the Left and Right Get Wrong About Immigration

It's deeper than care for immigrants or concern for our borders. 

US Workers And the Fight Against AI

US Workers And the Fight Against AI

To fight the fallout from automation, we need to care for our workers thoughtfully. 

Let the Free Market Fight Chinese Censorship

Let the Free Market Fight Chinese Censorship

South Park, the NBA, and Blizzard show us that Americans still value freedom. 

Biological Male Wins Women’s Cycling World Championship

Biological Male Wins Women’s Cycling World Championship

Is it an affront to society's ability to meaningfully assess female sport performance when biological men begin to compete? 

Three Women in the History of Economic Thought

Three Women in the History of Economic Thought

Women have made a huge impact on economic thought over the history of the field. These three made an especially important mark.

Has Science Discovered a Cure for Obesity?

Has Science Discovered a Cure for Obesity?

Or at least a strategy? 

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