Economics

On Ben Franklin's Letter to an Atheist

On Ben Franklin's Letter to an Atheist

In a 1757 letter, Ben Franklin scolded a friend preparing to publish an atheist tract. But was Franklin's reason sound? 

Should Mothers Be Paid to Stay Home?

Should Mothers Be Paid to Stay Home?

Given there are many incentives to work outside the home, are mothers who choose to care for their children themselves now being discriminated against?

What We're In For with Trump

What We're In For with Trump

In this morning's speech, 25% of the things he said were good ideas... 25% were outright lies.

High School Apprenticeships: A New Path to Prosperity

High School Apprenticeships: A New Path to Prosperity

A high school apprenticeship program in North Carolina shows we might be going at higher education the wrong way.

These Eight US States have Shrunk in 2016

These Eight US States have Shrunk in 2016

U.S. population growth is at an 80 year low.

My Lyft Ride with a Black Trump Supporter on MLK Day

My Lyft Ride with a Black Trump Supporter on MLK Day

“Here it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I’m supposed to be all upset that Trump attacked John Lewis...."

Not Everyone Has the Same Capacity for Learning

Not Everyone Has the Same Capacity for Learning

According to Albert Jay Nock, America's theory of education is off.

Millennials Who Borrowed Money to Get a Degree Got Destroyed (See Chart)
Gun Shop Creates World’s Best-Ever Receipt

Gun Shop Creates World’s Best-Ever Receipt

It can teach a crucial lesson on the importance of tax visibility. 

Americans are Charitable without the Government’s Help

Americans are Charitable without the Government’s Help

Who is better equipped to help the poor: bureaucracy or caring citizens?

Nat Hentoff Will Be Missed

Nat Hentoff Will Be Missed

Nat Hentoff, a fearless intellectual and champion of civil rights, died last week.

What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About Minimum Wage Laws

What Puerto Rico Can Teach Us About Minimum Wage Laws

The economies of the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands tell a common story.

College Shouldn’t Be Considered the Only Option for Success

College Shouldn’t Be Considered the Only Option for Success

Pushing everyone toward college can only lead to disillusionment and lost opportunities for both the student and society at large.

How to Get Ready for the Economic Recession Coming in 2017

How to Get Ready for the Economic Recession Coming in 2017

Even though many indicators look amazing today, if history is any guide, we are due for another economic downturn.

 

Has Society Forgotten How to Be Responsible?

Has Society Forgotten How to Be Responsible?

Would we see a more functional, thriving population if Americans began embracing responsibility instead of thrusting it off on others?

If Women are Better Doctors, Aren’t Men Better Firefighters?

If Women are Better Doctors, Aren’t Men Better Firefighters?

If the Left is willing to admit that men and women might not be the same, for consistency’s sake, it had better prepare for the consequences.

A Tribute to Robert Leo Hulseman, Inventor of the Red Solo Cup

A Tribute to Robert Leo Hulseman, Inventor of the Red Solo Cup

He didn't have a Wikipedia page, but Hulseman created an efficient, inexpensive product used by hundreds of millions (and he employed thousand more).

Queen Elizabeth’s Savvy Response to a Sultan Who Demanded Homage

Queen Elizabeth’s Savvy Response to a Sultan Who Demanded Homage

A 400-year-old lesson in realpolitik. 

Why I Rent a Tiny Apartment Rather than Buy a Big Home

Why I Rent a Tiny Apartment Rather than Buy a Big Home

My ideal home has two rooms: a bedroom to sleep in, and a kitchen to cook in.

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'

It is not an exaggeration to say that without Henry Potter, Bedford Falls would cease to exist.

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