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The Seven Worst Ideas for Regulation This Century

The Seven Worst Ideas for Regulation This Century

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 NYT: More Biased Than They Care to Admit?

The NYT: More Biased Than They Care to Admit?

“Many trends develop over decades but I’ve never seen change so rapid as the breathtaking success of what one might call social justice concerns.”

 

Control vs. Controlling: The Difference Parents Need to Understand

Control vs. Controlling: The Difference Parents Need to Understand

A new study links anxiety in children with controlling parents.

Twelve Quotes from Leo Tolstoy on Truth, Violence, and Government

Twelve Quotes from Leo Tolstoy on Truth, Violence, and Government

Tolstoy is best remembered for his voluminous masterpiece novels, Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Yet, in quantity, at least, Tolstoy’s philosophical works rivaled his fiction.

Why Do We Wait so Long to Send Kids to College?

Why Do We Wait so Long to Send Kids to College?

Perhaps it’s time to set the bar high once again.

Why Bans on Plastic Bags and Straws are Annoying and Overrated

Why Bans on Plastic Bags and Straws are Annoying and Overrated

First, they came for the bags. Then, they came for the straws, but perhaps instead of looking for other common products to ban, we should look at what these regulations actually do.

How Portugal’s Livraria Lello Uses Price Discrimination to Improve Its Business

How Portugal’s Livraria Lello Uses Price Discrimination to Improve Its Business

The Livraria Lello bookshop in Portugal now requires prospective patrons to purchase a voucher, or ticket, in order to gain entry.

An Open Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives

An Open Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives

Were you not elected to represent your constituents and to defend American interests?

Are Children Their Parents' Property?

Are Children Their Parents' Property?

There is a categorical difference between sending your children to the best school you can afford, for example, and altering their genetic code.

The Greatest – and Least Acknowledged – Educational System in the World

The Greatest – and Least Acknowledged – Educational System in the World

If asked which is the best institution for learning beyond high school, most of us might answer Harvard or Yale, Stanford or MIT, Princeton or Berkeley. We’d be wrong.

Raising a Great Man: Four Child-Rearing Practices Used By Ben Franklin’s Father

Raising a Great Man: Four Child-Rearing Practices Used By Ben Franklin’s Father

Nearly a quarter of American children grow up in a single mother home. Will yesterday’s fatherless boys have difficulty raising today’s children?

The Most Unpopular Presidential Election Winner Could Win Again in 2020

The Most Unpopular Presidential Election Winner Could Win Again in 2020

Donald Trump is the first president to ever be elected while being actively disliked by the majority of Americans.

What Happens When Everyone Gets a 'Free' Lunch? Money Problems

What Happens When Everyone Gets a 'Free' Lunch? Money Problems

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.

‘Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ Has Got to Go’

‘Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ Has Got to Go’

Today, ridding the world of Western civilization as a phenomenon doesn’t seem like such a stretch.

What Saint Augustine Would Have Thought of Joel Osteen

What Saint Augustine Would Have Thought of Joel Osteen

These brilliant tweets highlight something important that Joel Osteen gets wrong.

Three Ways Getting Up at 5:30 a.m. Has Changed My Life

Three Ways Getting Up at 5:30 a.m. Has Changed My Life

While “night owls” are often more creative, funny, and social, “morning people” steal the show when it comes to career and scholastic productivity and efficiency.

Justice Ginsburg Hints at Outcome of Supreme Court’s Biggest Cases

Justice Ginsburg Hints at Outcome of Supreme Court’s Biggest Cases

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that the Supreme Court is deeply divided over its most-watched cases.

Socialism Will Always Destroy Democracy

Socialism Will Always Destroy Democracy

The rise of socialism is being driven by a shift in civic attitudes.

Orwell’s '1984': How to Misread a Classic

Orwell’s '1984': How to Misread a Classic

In the decades since the time of its publication, the context of Orwell’s magnum opus has been lost.

A Balm for Our Pain: The Power of Words

A Balm for Our Pain: The Power of Words

What if words are all we have? What if they are one of the only shields left to absorb the hammer blows of our circumstances and failures?

Three Ways Capitalism Makes Workers Better Off

Three Ways Capitalism Makes Workers Better Off

There are three main benefits the capitalist provides that lead people to work for a capitalist.

Netherlands Discovers ‘Achilles Heel’ of Euthanasia

Netherlands Discovers ‘Achilles Heel’ of Euthanasia

Has the Netherlands found the “Achilles heel” of Euthanasia? That’s the question quietly being asked in Dutch medical circles.

The Casualties of Surrogacy

The Casualties of Surrogacy

A healthy society would not create a multi-billion-dollar fertility industry at the risk of the health and well-being of women and children.

Five Facts About Women's Suffrage

Five Facts About Women's Suffrage

This week marks the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Why ‘Mama Ain’t Happy’: Breadwinning Moms and Life Satisfaction

Why ‘Mama Ain’t Happy’: Breadwinning Moms and Life Satisfaction

The satisfaction levels of breadwinning moms pale in comparison to those of non-breadwinning moms, with nearly 70 percent of the latter group expressing great satisfaction with their family life.

Bernie Sanders’ Education Plan: Rife With Deceit?

Bernie Sanders’ Education Plan: Rife With Deceit?

According to Bernie Sanders, the core problems of the U.S. education system are racism and underfunding.

The Power of 'Just a Note'

The Power of 'Just a Note'

Most of us know the power of the note, although, if you are like me, you often neglect the opportunity to practice that power.

Students Increasingly Are Pursuing Degrees with Better Job Prospects, Data Show

Students Increasingly Are Pursuing Degrees with Better Job Prospects, Data Show

More needs to be done to provide information to students so they can make better decisions about what they choose to study.

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