Jeffrey Tucker

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To Be A Happy Person, Understand Marginal Utility

I’m at dinner and the hostess serves me pie for dessert. I gobble it up. Then the hostess says, “Would you like another piece?” I politely decline. In her head, she is thinking “he hates my pie,” but this is totally wrong. I love her pie,...

Should an Armed Nazi Horde Be Permitted to Invade Your Town?

The American Civil Liberties Union has reversed itself to decide: now it’s gone too far. They will defend the right of speech, the right to associate, the right to protest and march. They will defend the rights of hate groups, hate speech, and...

How to Buy Sharp-Looking Suits on eBay for (Almost) Nothing

In the two-decade slide in clothing prices, men’s suits stand out as an anomaly. Go to a fancy department store, or a specialty shop in the mall, and price them out. They can run $1,000-$3,000. Burburry’s wants you to throw down $2,000. Brooks...

Five Ways the Charlottesville Marches Backfired

It’s a rule of social and political movements that they cannot fully control the outcome of their efforts. Actions cause reactions, many of them unanticipated and certainly unintended. This is because no group, no matter how powerful, can control...

The Violence in Charlottesville

The vast majority of people in the United States have no interest whatsoever in street battles between the alt-right (better described today in more poignant terms) and the counter-protesters. Most people have normal problems like paying bills,...

The Secret to Getting Along With Others

I had already completed 16 years of schooling when I took a class to prepare for entrance exams to law school (I decided not to go). First order of business for nailing the exam: the study of logic. My mind was absolutely blown. I was stunned to...

Atomic Blonde Is a Serious Anti-Communist Historical Drama

You really have to hand it to the marketing team of Atomic Blonde, the smash hit thriller starring the mighty and immensely talented Charlize Theron. I can just imagine the way it must have gone. Production: “This film is a serious piece...

The Failure to Repeal Obamacare Is an Intellectual Failure

Absolutely amazing. Even tragic. The Republicans railed against the proven failure that is Obamacare for years and voted at least half a dozen times to repeal it. It was the most important issue of the entire 2016 election. Then the GOP...

The Attack on Hobby Lobby Is Incoherent and Unjust

The mainstream press has accused Hobby Lobby, a great and beloved American company, of hypocrisy, unchristian behavior, smuggling, stealing, and even funding terrorism. As punishment, and concluding an investigation...

Hilariously Truthful Defense of Waffle House Goes Viral

The local press dutifully reprints government press releases, such as when a local restaurant fails a health-code inspection. People are supposed to get very scared and avoid the place. I suspect that most readers ignore these reports unless the...

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