Has extreme poverty a) almost doubled, b) stayed the same, or c) almost halved?
If you want to give economics a shot, you could do much worse than these five classic works.
There is a great deal of wisdom in the old saying, “there is no such thing as a free lunch."
What is essential is for the poor to experience a mindset shift towards taking more responsibility for their lives.
This year marks the 85th anniversary of the New Deal, the controversial set of programs, public works, and economic reforms that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt undertook to combat America’s Great Depression.
A 2017 paper published by three Stanford economists shows how damaging rent controls are.
My Chinese students grasped—perhaps more than many Americans—the gift that America’s founders bequeathed to humanity.
Neither scandal nor misconduct have sufficed to keep some government officials from receiving lavish severance payouts.
"If you control the flow of information, you can control everything. You can control most of what anyone see and knows."
The facts show that much rhetoric surrounding Equal Pay Day slanders employers who have done no wrong, stokes gender and racial hostility, and hinders people from being successful.
With China now trading Petroyuan Futures, countries now have a way to separate from the “empire of debt.”
The real problem is that most Republicans support higher spending on nearly all programs. The problem is not that Democrats push them into accepting higher spending.
Memento mori – invitations to reflect on our own mortality – have been common throughout history.
It’s the parents who have changed. It’s the parents who have put their own happiness above the best interests of their kids.
The announcement was made via Twitter, where Socialist leader Nicolás Maduro said the current bolivar will be demonetized in favor of the new currency.
"I do not deny that women have been wronged and even tortured; but I doubt if they were ever tortured so much as they are tortured now by the absurd modern attempt to make them domestic empresses and competitive clerks at the same time."
A new $5 million federal program will bring free digital textbooks to students.
Liberalism simply observed that things go better with freedom – not perfectly, not always, not toward creating utopia, but generally much better than any kind of imposition from above ever can.
Why Estonia—Yes, Estonia—Is Suddenly One of the Wealthiest Countries in Eastern Europe (and the Most Innovative)
Estonia is the living example that human progress is closely linked to economic freedom.
In 'What’s Wrong with the World,' G.K. Chesterton argued that capitalists and socialists alike show little interest in defending our most basic social unit.
A 2015 study found that women were paid $0.73 dollars per dollar earned by men, a 27% gap. But evidence does not support the claim that this wage gap is the result of systemic gender discrimination
The habits families model or teach to their children – whether in spending or saving – will likely get passed on to each generation whether they are wise or not.
Should college be the norm for students after they graduate from high school?
Congressional Republicans now are reportedly looking to spend billions of additional tax dollars bailing out insurers offering Obamacare coverage, rather than dealing with the real problems that are driving up costs.
Only in a free-market system can we truly achieve individual liberty and human flourishing.
Adam Smith's appreciation for the Stoic emperor's writings is evident in his own work.
Even Bill Gates commits logical fallacies on occasion.
It's not the women getting the short end of the stick.