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The people of Hong Kong understand that a free market left alone is a market that will flourish.
While statistics can be valuable, they can be easily misrepresented.
Entrepreneurship among younger generations is declining. We need to rebuild a commercial society.
Once the prosperous home to the thriving American automobile industry, Detroit made itself so unfriendly to business that American auto manufacturing has migrated to more business-friendly locations, largely in the American South.
In her book Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World,
While weddings have been extravagant for a while, why have costs doubled in the last 10 years?
Religious organizations and other charities are scooping up billions in government funds earmarked for refugees and illegal immigrants. Are we at all surprised that they want to maintain the status quo?
Are we jumping to conclusions if we assume that a lack of diversity in certain charter schools is a result of racial bias?
What would become the globalized project was predicated on lots of flawed, but unquestioned assumptions.
The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.
Rather than being a Utopia, socialism and communism in practice create a hell on earth.
We can now rest easy knowing that the next time we are accosted with the infamous question about roads, we can look to Domino’s as a beacon of free-market innovation of a public good.
Socialism isn't new; it was even wrecking economies back in Ancient Rome.
Debunking three delusions people have about socialism.
The low quit rate in public education tells us that the total benefits of these jobs are so high, workers will stay even when there are strong reasons to leave.
On a purely selfish level, is marriage still worth the struggle and fuss?
If you want to understand what will likely happen politically in ten years, simply look at the cultural beliefs of the younger Americans and how they live their lives. Politics and policy will eventually conform.
The financial sector has evolved to become one of the largest sectors in developed economies—and probably the most criticized.
On Monday, the City Council continued this pattern by voting to implement a new “employment tax” on large Seattle-based businesses.
Like most people I’ve spoken with, I have no innate, inflexible antipathy to ethanol in gasoline. What upsets me are the deceptive claims used to justify adding mostly corn-based ethanol to this indispensable fuel....
Success is found by constantly asking, “How can I make this better?”
Millennials think socialism sounds great... until they have to deal with the effects of the system.
Even intellectual giants cling to their dogmas. But does this intellectual intolerance do a disservice to the advancement of ideas?
The Republicans have so forgotten how to control spending, even when they try something conservative it is not really conservative.
The recent gas price rise is a real concern and addressing it is important for all Americans.
The report shows earmarks (aka “pork”) are a bipartisan problem that cost taxpayers $583 billion in FY 2016.
This Saturday is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the most destructively influential writer on economics in world history.
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...
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.
Sweden is far from the socialist nirvana it has been depicted to be. A look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of its economic system.
In the classic work 'Economics in One Lesson,' Henry Hazlitt discussed, dissected and debunked 22 economic sophisms, many of which are still with us today.
Opinions and statistics vary as to how large an impact automation will have on the employment market. But many tech execs are taking no chances.
A New York real estate developer was ordered to pay $6.7M for whitewashing graffiti from his buildings after a judge ruled the graffiti was protected by the Visual Artists Rights Act.
John Maynard Keynes is often remembered as an advocate for permanent deficits. In fact, he opposed them.
“Typical students burn thousands of hours studying material that neither raises their productivity nor enriches their lives.”
Writing at NPR, Georgetown University’s Abigail March explains that the nations that provide the most help to strangers are also among the most individualistic.
It seems unquestionable that cryptocurrencies are bound to play a critical role in coming years. Yet the inherent nature of bitcoin could condemn it to irrelevance as a widely-accepted medium of exchange.
By the time you finish reading this article, some 600 people from all over the world will have escaped poverty.
Coolidge was the rare sort of politician who stuck by his principles of fiscal responsibility and governmental restraint.
The answer varies considerably depending upon the circumstances and people affected, but some eye-opening patterns are present.
"Having people who have different mental perspectives is what’s important. If you want to explore things you haven’t explored, having people who look just like you and think just like you is not the best way."
Would we experience better care, lower prices, and less intrusion by third parties if we brought the modern doctor back to the local community?
Here are 25 quotes from Thomas Sowell, one of America's most outspoken luminaries.
Aliens are going to have a bad first impression of us if the first humans they meet are government bureaucrats.
Ethanol mandates raise the price of fuel, harms businesses, and create no green benefit. So why do we impose them?
The minimum wage wages war on entry-level workers.
President Trump's new tariffs on imports of solar panels and other domestic products are said to place 'America First.' But if they ignite a trade war with China everyone will lose.
Does the quest for equality actually do more to insult women than it does to advance their cause?
Capitalism’s critics are a threat to capitalism. Capitalists who work with their cronies in government for favorable treatment are a bigger threat.
Everyone agrees that the middle-class is shrinking. But what if that is actually a good thing?
Nearly 30% of Britain’s public services budget is spent on its socialized healthcare system.
Many people think Mississippi is the most poverty stricken state in America. They are wrong.
Data increasingly show that obtaining a master’s degree is hardly a surefire path to economic success.
California's gasoline tax rose by 12 cents per gallon on Nov. 1, bringing it to nearly 40 cents per gallon.
Who really benefits from the 14,000 pages of Dodd-Frank?
New research shows that following the crowd to greater levels of education may actually leave students worse off.
Defeat is painful, but it is absolutely necessary for growth.
The term Marx coined stuck and has led to some confusion about why markets actually work.
Without traditional advertising, Instant Pot has become a best-selling item on Amazon, selling 215,000 units on Amazon Prime Day.
Do more schools need to provide students with opportunities to put what they learn into practice?
Five facts and five falsehoods which the media and politicians spread in 2017.
We have minimum wage hikes for the same reason we have rent control, protectionism, and thousands of other destructive policies.
Almost 30,000 rank-and-file government employees make over $190,823, more than any governor of the 50 states.
If the government gives money to students to spend on education, then students will be able and willing to spend more on that product. ... And now, we’re seeing the effects.
No one’s going to die just because the individual mandate gets repealed.
President Donald Trump claimed the GOP tax bill that Congress passed Wednesday “essentially” repeals Obamacare. But does it?
Data released by the Internal Revenue Service shows the Land of Lincoln could be in big trouble.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol seized nearly $92,000 from musician Phil Parhamovich, who was never even accused or charged with a crime....
National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru says the tax cuts don't tilt toward the middle class. He's wrong.
Congressional Republicans delivered on tax reform. That was the easy part.
Those numbers are understandable when one looks at how much time states spend on financial literacy instruction.
Census statistics on poverty ignore a great many things.
Republicans are expected to pass sweeping tax legislation Tuesday. Here's what the finalized bill looks like.
The alt-right’s turn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive.
Karl Marx doesn’t align with what’s important to Millennials.
How much can the chattering class actually help me be a better person, a better husband, a better father, or a better boss?
A new study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University found that gay men make considerably more than straight men, on average.
Why we should not be making a federal case over Fingerlings.
A new study reveals a big gap in what people think they spend on eating out and what they actually spend.
If the GOP wants to shed the label “party of the rich,” Republican leaders would be wise to begin thinking broadly about what’s actually in the public interest instead of throwing bones to the check-writers....
A new Gallup poll found that Americans' feelings on one issue are strikingly similar to those from a poll taken during the Watergate era.
Why the sudden uptick in college-educated, twenty-something, farming newbies entering the field?
If you want a job that pays a decent wage, you have to pay to play via college. But a new study suggests this doesn't have to be the case.
Pierre Poilievre, a member of the Canadian Parliament, explains why countries with big governments usually have much bigger gaps between rich and poor.
The economic track record of socialism is as dismal as its human rights record.
It is an odd thing about man; even at peace we need outlets for competition and conflict.
In the end, the socialist promise of free money is very expensive for all.
Sanctimonious Republican arguments for raising taxes on some people ring hollow.
Black markets remain a crucial element of survival for many North Koreans today.
We'll be getting the usual fraud which involves "tax reform" coupled with ever-increasing government spending.
I’m sure there are a hundred more reasons why college tuition is so expensive, but at the very least we need to stop putting a band aid on the student loan crisis and start addressing why it happened.
Like the 19th century version of populism that rallied against the gold standard, today’s economic populism is similarly anti-establishment and anti-elitist.
"Man is constantly being assured today that he has more power than ever before in history, but his daily experience is one of powerlessness." - Richard Weaver
In 1820, 94% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. In 1990, 34.8%, and in 2015, just 9.6%.
Ta-Nehisi Coates has become one of the most prominent public intellectuals in America. But his famous 'case for reparations' contains conspicuous flaws.
It doesn't take much effort to see where corporate America's heart lies.
The Tax Policy Center says high earners get the largest tax cuts. But is that really the case?
Would we see a lot less anger, dissension, judgment, and rejection of the truth if we applied these principles to life beyond the workforce?
There’s no doubt: Fewer people are making a commitment to marriage.
A simple parenting experience clarifies a common economics problem.
Let’s look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share?
October 25 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of the man
Americans have become afraid of change, and that's bad news for our country's future.
Allowing choice defeats the core feature of Obamacare.
“Very soon, all the Brooklyn diners will be gone [because of] the minimum wage.”
The FBI recently released 2016 crime data. The numbers, which are not good, have some people scratching their heads.
University of Chicago professor Richard Thaler, a leading practitioner of behavioral economics, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.
Your share of the national debt? It's now over $61,000 per person.
Is free K-12 education also bad for students?
Australia and New Zealand did not have statistically different trends in mass shootings before or after 1996, the year Australia passed sweeping gun legislation.
Not all good-paying jobs are accessed through the halls of higher learning.
Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, says the problems with cryptocurrency are quite fixable.
The Fraser Institute's economic freedom rankings are out.
Republicans will attempt to pass a tax reform bill via the budget reconciliation process. What will be in it?
Only a handful of NFL and other major league teams use privately-financed venues to host their games.
Lena Geller is running a business while attending college. Why don't more colleges encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in their students?
Perhaps not to the surprise of women everywhere!
Donut eating can teach us a lot about human psychology and economic principles.
Three reasons why black parents in a major school district are marching with their feet.
To be handed an arbitrary citation is one thing, but to have your cash simply snatched by an officer of the law is especially egregious.
You know what everyone wants? More money.
Martha Stewart went to jail for less.
G.K. Chesterton's ideas and writings do no fit neatly into those of the 21st century, which makes them all the more important.
Some Christians say you cannot be both a faithful Christian and a libertarian. Are they right?
Having three children is exceedingly rare in modern Europe. In fact, many Europeans aren't having children at all.
In a candid interview in 'New York' magazine, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sounds like a full-blown communist.
Many people view higher prices during times of emergency as an affront to basic decency. But here's what they are missing.
Claims that Hurricane Harvey will be a 'net benefit' prove that old fallacies die hard.
It's one of the great ironies of intellectual/political history how the left and right blend into a single oppositional force to the free society.
Today’s big companies were yesterday’s small companies that upended yesterday’s big companies.
But are we missing some obvious downsides?
There are two broad changes responsible for this increased corporate social activism, University of Michigan professor Jerry Davis says.
Nanny state philosophy: Some people make bad choices, so everyone should be deprived of freedom.
The girl says to the guy, “It’s not you; it’s me.” The guy thinks, I’ve heard that before; she doesn’t like me. But it turns out the girl is right.
Why lawmakers should resist calls to end the penny's 230-year run.
Che Guevara was responsible for the first Cuban concentration camp, where homosexuals and Christians were tortured and re-educated.
Just because the right suit doesn’t appear on eBay today, doesn’t mean that it won’t appear tomorrow.
Philip Booth, in a new essay for Religion & Liberty Transatlantic, says many Christians confuse inequality and poverty.
New York is putting teachers, once sidelined for ineffective teaching or other problems, back into the classroom.
The film, produced by the U.S. War Department in 1943, depicts an ornery bigot on a soap box seeking to enlist fellow Americans to his cause.
The phenomenon of the lonely, isolated male appears to be quite real. But is it really radicalizing men?
People make decisions. Countries do not.
Do you know how much the average teacher takes home each year?
The movement is associated with traditional forms of conservatism and libertarianism even though it rejects economic freedom.
According to Nobel-Prize-winning economist James Heckman, personality plays a much bigger role in separating those with high and low incomes.
Trade has always existed, and rich merchants have always been a part of the economic and political picture, but merchants have not always been the rulers, as they are today…
Why can’t Apple use its billions to create a cable that won’t fall apart?
Students gearing up for college might be in for a bit of a surprise...
Scottish farmer David Harris put out a classified ad for a wife which quickly went viral. Are the qualities he desires in a mate secretly desired by other men as well?
A new International Monetary Fund paper says getting women out of homes and into the workforce is key to future economic growth.
The focus should be on restoring a more holistic appreciation for the spiritual nature of all work that serves one’s neighbor.
Our Anti-Federalist philosophical fathers fought to forestall the inevitable. For that we must salute them.
Prolonged childhood has become a hallmark of modern America.
It is not just Planned Parenthood that needs to be defunded. All organizations and businesses on the federal dole should be defunded.
In his book 'Their Morals and Ours,' Leon Trotsky explained why the murder of children is perfectly justifiable under certain conditions.
Here we are a decade after the start of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis of 2007 and many people still believe the primary cause was excessive freedom and a...
Marxist doctrine discourages individual creativity in favor of state control.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Friedman. May your legacy endure.
Is it possible that the common narrative of discrimination against women has been crafted by selective forces?
I frequently come across what I call "third world cities in first world countries" - whether it is Detroit, Baltimore, or even my beloved New Orleans.
Several U.S. Senators who voted to gut Obamacare in 2015 got cold feet this week when their votes actually mattered.
Are Christian publications falling for the allure of socialism?
Young Marxist clubs are surfacing at public schools around the country again. Why?
Whether Obamacare is repealed or replaced, one thing is certain: tens of millions of Americans will be denied coverage, right?
The question as to what’s driving these exorbitant prices haunts many.
Meanwhile the politicians and their cronies who dominate the system smile all the way to the bank.
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The Brits are quite proud of their healthcare system. But is the care all it's cracked up to be?
"'But don’t worry, it is only [$117] if it’s paid quickly,' the officer added."
Elizabeth Magie wanted players to experience a ‘practical demonstration of the present system of land grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences.’
Pet-sitting with out a license may get you a $1,000 fine in New York.
Find your state on the map to see how highly (or lowly) it may have ranked.
Trustees project that the Social Security trust fund will be tapped out by 2034. But don't expect action from Washington, D.C.
The CBO says the nation’s debt-GDP ratio is expected to rise to 150 percent by 2047, a level that 'poses substantial risks for the nation and presents policymakers with significant challenges.'
Reporter: “How would you define socialism?” ... Student: “To be quite honest, I don’t know!”
As HBO's blockbuster series Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season, Reason offers its own freedom-filled parody.
We are always at risk whenever we get on a bike or sit behind the wheel, so a biker or a driver may be willing to conduct these activities more recklessly in exchange for getting to his destination more quickly.
The union claims the goats have stolen jobs from its dues-paying members.
Are people being replaced by goats?
Almost all of the lawmakers who co-sponsored a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour also hired unpaid interns to supplement their staffs.
FDR may have been progressive economically, but his social policies were ruthless.
If there ever was such a period, it's unclear as to when exactly it was.
Hobby Lobby deserves praise, not condemnation, for these actions.
Is it possible that students like myself can no longer work their way through college because the sticker tag of higher education is simply too inflated?
“Any excuse for a party” used to be a joke; now it’s a lifestyle for the perpetually deserving.
Though the drive for welfare reform is a Republican priority, research has shown that there is widespread, bipartisan
Missouri is using its power to trump the will of a local government to save jobs and businesses.
Empowering parents and expanding education choices for all young people could be just the education revolution we need....
The status quo, for better or worse, is a moving target.
Too many choices can have a paralyzing effect on people.
If upheld, the ruling against agency user fees holds promise as a tool against executive branch overreach. The Court ruled that occupational licensing was outside the IRS’s Congressional authority, per a 2014 ruling.
Humankind struggled mightily for 150,000 years just to get the next meal. Now Waffle House gives it to us whenever we want.
At the very heart of this tax policy lies the conviction that human beings are essentially individuals. This defies the obvious fact that humans always enter...
If this seems like an overreaction on the part of law enforcement, that is because it absolutely is.
The Greeks were great once, but today they’re a far cry from their ancestors.
Do you live in one of them?
The findings of a University of Washington study will be disappointing to $15 minimum wage advocates.
Luxury living is just another reminder that secondary education has been turned into a consumer package.
It turns out that those "jerks" may be on to something.
Do you recognize these quotes?
“I’m a bleeding heart liberal and I’m a big Bernie Sanders supporter, but this whole, flat-out, $15, one-size-fits-all is just wrong.”
The salaries of trade school graduates can be pretty impressive.
What is the United State's biggest problem? Is it our government? Healthcare? The economy?
Illinois has $15 billion in overdue bills and its credit rating is bordering on "junk".
Two senators are calling foul on government subsidies for professional sports stadiums.
"Despite the many different routes that Millennials take on their journey to adulthood, one is associated with a higher chance of better financial well-being. ... That path is the success sequence."
Watch for these signs warning that we are moving further away from the Rule of Law.
There is one main thing which millennials can do if they desire to be a member of the middle or upper class.
Why is it important to do these things? Because they make your life better. But there is another reason.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the teen labor force participation rate to drop below twenty-seven percent in 2024.
Participation in the food stamp program plunged by 85 percent in 13 counties in Alabama.
Since children can learn in various settings, the current system of schooling may actually harm their overall educational levels.
"It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read...."
Many of the global warming lobby's own people deny that the Paris agreement does much of anything to reduce temperatures.
Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement has precipitated a torrent of responses.
We seem to have discouraged a generation of young people from launching out early in life and learning how to work and manage their resources as an adult.
President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
AEI fellow Charles Murray has spent much of his career examining cultural trends in a declining America.
Venezuela doesn’t have to be poor.
In Europe, jihadists and potential jihadists are paid to separate themselves from the brotherhood of man.
Over the past 17 years, Solutions for Change has gotten 1,200 families off government assistance and back on their feet.
One would think that politicians, central bankers, corporations, and consumers would have learned something from the last crisis.
There is a tendency by some public finance analysts to mischaracterize tax breaks as a 'gift to the rich.'
Pew Research Center offers a feature that allows users to see what economic class they fall into.
Venezuela was held up as a model of socialism a few years ago. Today, people are literally starving and will wait hours in line to buy toilet paper.
We the Internet TV just rolled out a new video on ‘the Science Guy’.
Americans who see themselves as either liberal or conservative should rise up against this totalitarian trend on America’s college campuses.
A recent study in Scientific American explains why.
It’s no secret that we’ve become an instant-gratification culture.
As Venezuela descends into a nightmare of starvation and violence, the long-standing debate over the feasibility of socialism takes on new relevance.
The U.S. health care cost crisis didn't start until 1965.
What does Emperor Palpatine actually do with his power?
Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.
The number of prime-age men in the labor force is declining with each generation.
There is no rational case for communism... so why do people go for this stuff?
England ditched free college because it only increased inequities between rich and poor.
If Pope Francis wishes to identify institutions that breed conflict and poverty, he'd do better by turning his attention to states and big banks.
Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades.
The seeking of the good of all does not require the violation of individual rights and interests.
Buchsbaum wrote for Pro Football Weekly and each year produced an analysis of each of the 600 to 800 players.
The hare-brained idea of a “border adjustment tax” is toast.
Those who pursue the vocational path aren't dumb; they often possess the very traits employers are looking for.
But the bad news about socialism is not limited to economic deprivation for the masses. The system also leads in many cases to totalitarianism.
The U.S. is not fully socialized, but already we see the disastrous effects of a politicized society.
If one looks beyond the headlines, one will see New York's free tuition program is just another scholarship program.
According to a new report, 95% of the 240 million acres of prairie land that once blanketed the American interior is now gone.
Adjuncts average $20-25k per year, receive no healthcare benefits, and usually go without a pension.
If Whole Foods sales are any indication, their strategy of catering to millennials isn't working - for an obvious reason.
The middle class has been hit hard in recent decades. But which policies have been responsible?
A wildly popular Idaho education program places money for college and other courses in the hands of middle and high school students.
American civic life is fracturing, and everyone knows it.
Baltimore’s new Democratic Mayor surprised her constituents by vetoing a minimum wage hike last week.
A number of Irish citizens were surprised to find out that selling Kerrygold butter — a line of butter produced in Ireland — is a crime in Wisconsin.
The change in meaning came about somewhere around 1900 in English speaking countries. Tragic, but it's more than just a definition disfigurement.
This is not about partisanship. It is about obtaining freer lives.
The gender wage gap is not as simple as either the defenders of markets or their feminist critics make it out to be.
Donald Trump's top strategist said limited government Republicans are not "living in the real world."
In his 1951 essay “Neo-Liberalism and its Prospects,” Milton Friedman predicted a retreat of collectivism few saw coming.
Feminist author Fay Weldon suggests that it is men, not women, who can now claim victimhood status.
FEE's program recently was named by Forbes as a top summer high school program. Mention the word TAKEOUT in your scholarship application!
The New York Times has a habit of carelessly using the phrase 'far right,' Jeffrey Tucker writes.
A Florida creamery sues the government and wins the right to be truthful in its advertising.
When government gets involved in healthcare, everything looks like another number, another statistic.
The more government tries to “help,” the more the poor are denied choice, mired in dependency, exploited by bureaucrats and politicians.
Will this revolutionize the healthcare industry?
Donald Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney has assembled a thoughtful array of cuts.
Sociologists, economists, geographers and historians describe the divide from different angles.
Did the English create the Famine on purpose as some have theorized?
The targeted cuts would have a positive impact beyond the US debt clock.
Two high values of the Left, diversity and welfare statism, are an unstable and electorally incompatible mix.
Full repeal ObamaCare’s health-insurance regulations would cause premiums to fall for the vast majority of consumers.
No one is talking about the real job-killer: technology.
Since the 2016 election, some Trump critics have trotted out data alleging that states that voted for Trump receive the most federal funding.
Washington is once again massively screwing up the American sugar market.
Let’s face it: not many young Americans – nor their parents – have $100,000 to throw at four years of college.
In 2001 Portugal shocked the world and voted to decriminalize all drugs in response to a growing heroin problem. The results are impressive.
"Our generation is becoming so busy trying to prove that women can do what men can do that women are losing their uniqueness."
Is it the case that every low-spending state performs better than those who dish out more money?
Compared to a generation ago, the cost per pupil is a bit staggering.
Harvard economist Greg Mankiw has banked an estimated $42 million for his textbook 'Principles of Economics,' reports say.
An entrepreneur who spent nearly a decade in ‘hard’ left movements explains why he abandoned the left.
Would more schools be wise to carve out a little time to teach these important “adulting” skills before kids graduate and move on to college?
One of the most important things to consider when buying a house is the quality of the grocery district.
Confessions of a former college admissions official: "My job left me feeling sleazy at times."
Should welfare recipients be able to buy unhealthy foods like soda and sweets on the government’s dime?
Is it time we stop acting like the white male is a privileged species that needs to be taken down a peg or two?
'New and costly regulations' are cited as the cause in the report, compiled by the Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation.
Marx become an advocate of mass murder and dictatorship in place of liberal democracy and social peace.
Fears that selective use of tariffs will start a trade war seem overblown and belie the historical evidence.
We have the charts to prove it.
Trade between nations is good, as trade between people is good. But is free trade intrinsically good?
He was an intellectual giant and, more importantly, a true humanitarian.
Contrary to what we're told by the real estate industry and policymakers, the answer isn't to double down on easy money and more federal programs.
A public good, according to the economic definition, must satisfy two conditions.
In a 1757 letter, Ben Franklin scolded a friend preparing to publish an atheist tract. But was Franklin's reason sound?
Given there are many incentives to work outside the home, are mothers who choose to care for their children themselves now being discriminated against?
In this morning's speech, 25% of the things he said were good ideas... 25% were outright lies.
A high school apprenticeship program in North Carolina shows we might be going at higher education the wrong way.
U.S. population growth is at an 80 year low.
“Here it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I’m supposed to be all upset that Trump attacked John Lewis...."
According to Albert Jay Nock, America's theory of education is off.
It ain't pretty.
It can teach a crucial lesson on the importance of tax visibility.
Who is better equipped to help the poor: bureaucracy or caring citizens?
Nat Hentoff, a fearless intellectual and champion of civil rights, died last week.
The economies of the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands tell a common story.
Pushing everyone toward college can only lead to disillusionment and lost opportunities for both the student and society at large.
Even though many indicators look amazing today, if history is any guide, we are due for another economic downturn.
Would we see a more functional, thriving population if Americans began embracing responsibility instead of thrusting it off on others?
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.
He didn't have a Wikipedia page, but Hulseman created an efficient, inexpensive product used by hundreds of millions (and he employed thousand more).
A 400-year-old lesson in realpolitik.
My ideal home has two rooms: a bedroom to sleep in, and a kitchen to cook in.
Despite his intelligence, erudition, earnestness, and public-relations genius, Obama failed to address the driving concern of Americans.
"It gives on the whole much more pain than pleasure."
Should we dismiss Han Solo as a selfish, self-serving misanthrope? Should we resent the rebels as enemies of order and authority?
And it happens in the first 30 seconds of the film.
Charles Schumer is upset that an airline wants to charge people for overhead space.
Originally he had intended to write a pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child.”
What was the real purpose of this psychological waterboarding?
In the early 20th century, most progressives viewed as cutting-edge science what today looks like simple bigotry.
It is not an exaggeration to say that without Henry Potter, Bedford Falls would cease to exist.
A buried report commissioned by the Department of Defense found $125 billion in administrative waste.
Tax breaks for specific companies are less ideal than broad cuts of business taxes, but they should not be confused with taxpayer subsidies.
Why is it that no one burns flags at trade schools?
Instead of student loan forgiveness, why not come up with creative, cost-saving solutions before students rack up thousands in debt?
In an age when people are inundated with media, should the government be subsidizing it?
Would a decentralization movement actually result in more freedom and better government?
Does anyone think the designer will be sued and driven out of business for refusing to endorse Trump’s inauguration?