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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Walt Whitman’s (Surprising) Advice to Would-Be Writers

Everyone wants to be a writer these days. This is normal. Writing involves sharing interesting thoughts, experiences, and stories. What’s not to like? The problem? Writing is, well, really hard. Ernest Hemingway, one of the best ever, once said...

Karl Popper Quotes to Make you Think

Sir Karl Raimund Popper (d. 1994) is considered one of the greatest philosophers and scientific minds of the 20th century. Born into an upper middle-class family in Vienna in 1902, Popper grew up surrounded by books and learning. His father was a...

Report: College Students Spend Only 2.8 Hrs Per Day on Their Education

A report released last week by the Heritage Foundation shows that full-time college students spend less than three hours per day on “education-related activities.”  Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s American Time Use...

Is Social Media Tearing Us Apart?

It feels like 1968. How do I know this? Because everyone is saying so. (If you don’t believe me, look at this.) To be fair, there is grounds for the comparison. In 1968, the country was torn by urban violence, civil unrest, and (domestic)...

Harvard Scientist Explains what Porn does to your Brain

As we’ve previously noted, it’s difficult to get consistent answers on the alleged dangers of pornography. Scientific research on the subject varies widely. It’s safe to say that Kevin Majeres, a psychiatrist specializing in cognitive-behavioral...

Brutal Reviews of Shakespeare from the 1600s

In 1660, Samuel Pepys, a 26-year-old civil servant in London, started writing a diary. He kept it up for about a decade before quitting, and the surviving record offers historians a rich glimpse into daily life in 17th century England. Take this...

Why Conservatives Can’t Understand Liberals (and Vice Versa)

It’s probably important to preface any conversation on morality by noting that humans often struggle—mightily—to agree on what morality is. While it’s a thorny topic to define and explain, it would of course be foolish to avoid the pursuit of moral...

If the Constitution Was Written Like Campus Speech Codes

We don’t know for certain if Voltaire actually said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Nonetheless, it’s a sentiment that has been a cornerstone of Western culture since the Enlightenment, and free...

Pliny's 'Natural History' Offers Odd Home Remedies

Gaius Plinius Secundus (more commonly known simply as Pliny or Pliny the elder) was a Roman naturalist and physician who lived during the dawn of the Roman Empire.   Pliny was born in 23 A.D. in Lombardy, a province in Northern Italy, and...

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