Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Managing Editor at the Foundation for Economic Education.

Jon previously was Director of Digital Media of Intellectual Takeout, Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and general assignment reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He also served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George. W Bush.    Jon received degrees from the University of South Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (B.A.), where he studied history and literature.

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Recent blog posts by this author

Supremes Deliver Smackdown on Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that state and local governments are subject to constitutional prohibitions on “excessive fines” on citizens. This decision will provide Americans robust constitutional protection against...

Michigan Seeks to Ban Police from Seizing Property from People Who Have Not Been Convicted of Crimes

Via the Detroit Free Press: Police and prosecutors would be prohibited from seizing cash and property from people accused of a crime until they are convicted on the charges under a bill passed in the state Senate on Wednesday. The bill—SB 2—...

Cheesecake Factory’s Free Cheesecake Disaster Is a Lesson in Scarcity and Prices

It sounded like a great idea. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, in November Cheesecake Factory announced it was giving away 40,000 pieces of cheesecake to customers who used the DoorDash app to place orders. Giving away, as in free. What could...

Data Show California Is a Living Example of the Good Intentions Fallacy

During a speech at Harvard several years ago, Charlie Munger related a story about a surgeon who removed “bushel baskets full of normal gallbladders” from patients. The doctor was eventually removed, but much later than he should have been...

The TSA Is Using Detector Dogs More, Which Is Actually a Good Idea

Unlike many people, I actually enjoy flying. I rarely check bags, and modern apps make checking in and boarding pretty simple (if you have a smartphone). Airport sports bars are a great place to catch a quick bite and a beer while waiting to board....

Watch the Growth of the World’s 10 Largest Economies over the Last 60 Years

In economics, GDP (gross domestic product) is defined as “the total value of goods produced and services provided” in a nation in a given year. If you’re not a student or teacher of economics, you probably don’t hear a lot about GDP unless it...

California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths, Johns Hopkins Study Finds

A new academic study has found that, once again, gun laws are not having their desired effect. A joint study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California at Davis...

This Single Mom Was Told to Raise $10k for a Heart Transplant and People Are Outraged. They Shouldn’t Be

During the course of my workday I came across the sad story of Hedda Martin, a single mom who was recently informed by a Michigan health clinic that she was not a candidate for a heart transplant “due to needing [a] more secure financial plan for...

Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals

Social justice is one of those squishy terms that is not easy to define. One thing we know for certain: social justice is not the same thing as justice, an age-old idea that was the focus of such thinkers as Aristotle, Plato, Augustine of Hippo,...

New York Lawmakers Want to Screen Gun Buyers’ Social Media History for Hate Speech

A pair of New York legislators is drafting a bill that would make social media history checks part of the process of purchasing a gun. Under the legislation, gun purchasers would have up to three years of their social media history...

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