An Apostate Indicts Our Educational System

“Despite the hand-wringing from the education establishment that Thiel, Gibson, and others are doing something terrible when they persuade smart young people to eschew college, their idea is catching on.” ~ George Leef

– February 1, 2023

The 1519 Project: An Antidote to Caricature?

“To suggest that the experience of slavery is a uniquely Black, or uniquely North American phenomenon does a great injustice to the Blacks and other North Americans who came before 1619.” ~ Paul Schwennesen

– February 1, 2023

China: House Divided

“To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, the Chinese commercial state cannot stand divided against itself. China will not cease to exist, but it will cease to be divided. It will become all authoritarian, or it will become capitalist.” ~ Michael Munger

– January 31, 2023

Markets Aid Rhino Survival

“Exploring a free market approach to rhino preservation through village-managed property rights presents a clear option, similar to successful programs for elephants and tigers.” ~ David Gillette & Caroline Wright

– January 31, 2023

Garet Garrett, the Great

“We could easily consider his first name an anagram for what his stance against the New Deal was, g-r-e-a-t, while also recognizing that some of his views resemble a dusty old attic.” ~ Robert E. Wright

– January 30, 2023

Headline Inflation Falls, But Core Inflation Remains Elevated

“At this point, it seems likely Fed officials will move forward with a 25 basis point hike. But how high they will push rates this year and how long they will keep rates high remain open questions.” ~ William J. Luther

– January 30, 2023

Choosing to Remain in the Global Market Economy

“People who have actually experienced the ‘security’ that comes from insulation from market forces understand that the price they pay for this ‘security’ is far too high.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

– January 29, 2023

Four Ways to Get What You Want

“For most of our existence, life was solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short for pretty much everybody. Then we became a society of traders rather than a society of raiders.” ~ Art Carden

– January 28, 2023

4th Quarter 2022 GDP Shows Growth, but Deteriorating Fundamentals

“The US economy grew in the 4th quarter of 2022, but caution is warranted. Money supply growth has turned negative, consumer and business confidence are in decline, and economic fundamentals are softening broadly.” ~ Peter C. Earle

– January 27, 2023

How Two Corn Cobs Upended A Foreign Aid Model in Zimbabwe

“It may not be the silver bullet to defeat food insecurity across Africa, but it shows that solutions to thorny problems can start with something as simple as two corn cobs, rather than expensive approaches that result in lifelong dependency on other nations.” ~ Craig J. Richardson

– January 27, 2023

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