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

7 Facts Death Penalty Supporters Should Consider

Julie Borowski is a libertarian who has made a bit of a name for herself by posting quirky videos on some serious subjects. In the video below, she explains how she went from being a proponent of capital punishment to an opponent. Readers can...

Why Won’t Politicians Comment on Venezuelan Socialism?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), a leading presidential candidate, was asked to comment on several populist governments in South America believed to be in “serious trouble” economically.   The question was put forward by Univision reporter León...

'The Man Who Was Thursday': Chesterton’s Beautiful Nightmare

The endlessly quotable G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was many things in his day: essayist, poet, radio broadcaster, art critic, and novelist. His most popular novel (and my personal favorite) was his novella The Man Who Was Thursday. The book...

America’s Most Embarrassing Spelling Errors

A fun Google Trends report went viral last week that revealed the top searched “how to spell” words in each state. Now, most of us would admit that there are a few simple words that give us a trouble. (Confession: I got the red squiggly line when...

A Revolutionary’s Guide to Creating a Workers' Paradise

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (better known merely as Lenin) pulled off one of the most unlikely revolutions in history. The Marxist revolutionary was exiled from Russian in 1900 but returned in April 1917 shortly after Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the...

Psychologist: Having Children Makes Us Unhappy, Kills Romance

Dreaming of getting married, having children, and living happily ever after. You might be in for a rude awakening, according to psychologist Matthew D. Johnston. Johnston, the Director of the Marriage and Family Studies Laboratory at Binghamton...

The War on Poverty is Not Going Like You Think (We're Actually Winning)

Our World in Data put out a chart recently showing positive and perhaps surprising news: the world is winning the fight against extreme poverty. And it is winning in a big way.  The chart, based on data collected by Max Roser, an economist...

Magazine in 2013: Socialist Venezuela an 'Economic Miracle'

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Venezuela. Inflation is rampant (700 percent, as of Tuesday) and there is not enough food to feed the nation's 31 million mouths. U.S. companies are pulling out.  One of the reasons the crisis in...

16 Politically Incorrect Thoughts from H.D. Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was born David Henry Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts. The son of a pencil maker, Thoreau became one of the finest and most independent thinkers of his day (this free thinking is perhaps evidenced by his early...

Why the Sex-Selective Abortion Debate Scares Feminists

It’s been a quarter century since Harvard economist Amartya Sen published research showing that more than 100 million women were “missing” from the global population.  Where were they? Two decades later, the answer to that question became...

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