Free exchanges are positive-sum endeavors. They work because both parties — in their own estimation — benefit. This is how wealth is increased through production and exchange.
I share a lot of the concerns and goals of those who describe themselves as “socialists.” Why, then, am I not a socialist? I think, though, that they are making serious mistakes. To put it simply, people too often mistake the ends for the means and define economic and political systems in terms of their advocates’ stated goals rather than the actual characteristics of those systems.
I’m not here to talk politics.
Statistics show there may exist more Good Samaritans than many believe, thus forcing us to rethink the Bystander Effect.
How much influence should an ancient text have on the way modern people lead their lives?
What if we're pursuing happiness the wrong way?
Mayor de Blasio’s policies keep New York City kids trapped in violent, chronically failing schools.
Tara Blair Ball has taught for nine years. And she hates teaching.
Is there anybody left in America who hasn’t been approached by friends for multi-level marketing purposes?
So many politically-correct assumptions have become mainstream that, as Tocqueville once predicted, they have narrowed our ability to question rather than actually give us answers.
Only parents can demand accountability from school systems and set boundaries around their children.
All too often we critique our ancestors without making any effort to get to know them. Unless we attempt to walk in their shoes, however, and see with their eyes, we have nothing but facts and dates by which to evaluate them.
A higher minimum wage is sold as a way to help millions out of poverty. The reality is that it only benefits a small minority to the cost of everyone else.
We’re not perfect, and neither were the Hobbits. Deep friendships take time, energy, and forgiveness.
The lavish profits and salaries of America's top non-profit hospitals' executives impel many to call for increased transparency.
The “Five Civilized Tribes” of the southeast also participated in the institution of slavery.
To a city slicker like me, 4-H and farm chores epitomize the discipline and ethos of Midwestern Americans.
The implementation of personalized learning is challenging.
Many embrace liberty and her handmaid, freedom, but disregard or push away the requisite responsibilities these two spirits demand.
The bottom line is that within 16 years, either Social Security recipients will have to take a 20 percent benefits cut, or workers will have to incur a 20 percent payroll tax increase.
Our nation’s birthday is approaching once again, along with the celebrations which have accompanied the holiday for so many years. In recent years, however, Independence Day celebrations are often overshadowed by bickering over race or class.
Here are seven highlights from her campaign and time in Congress over the past year.
I liked “Avengers: Endgame,” whose plot is based on time-traveling superheroes. It was definitely three hours of escapist fun. But the hype surrounding its box office records, like its plot, shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
Hollywood pats itself on the back for their ridiculous dress-up paper dolls and proclaim voila! As if it is the first time we’ve ever seen the “strong female character.”
You’d think Nike would have learned by now to avoid Colin Kaepernick’s advice like the plague.
Americans fail to realize that prohibition was a success. Will the myths surrounding prohibition trick us into legalizing everything?
Four reasons America's architects tolerated slavery in their country's infancy. Were they justified? You decide.
Somewhere along the line, the Republican Party earned itself the moniker of the “Stupid Party.”