Daily Economy

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Voting may be many things, but the least of them is self-expression. Conceding the sufficiency of multi-billion dollar political contests among highly vetted, meticulously-coached candidates is a guaranteed road to self-negation.

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Two hundred years later, Mary Shelley’s horrifying tale of the unconstrained vision continues to speak to us. It should also serve as a permanent warning.

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

The allegorical lesson here is that we are all captive of an elaborate game of Fantasy Citizen. In this game, the political parties pick their teams, foment conflict, reward points for infractions and altercations, and walk away with the spoils. What if instead we suddenly realized that sociology of conflict has all been orchestrated by our overlords? 

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Serious fiscal crises are coming in the years ahead for the “entitlement” state. The long-run consequences of a host of short-run policies that have accumulated over the many decades are finally facing the American people just over the political horizon.

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The modern social justice movement works towards the disintegration of society. It is not a movement to achieve its declared aims, which is impossible, but to destroy.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

We owe the next generation an educational environment with legal certainty and limited governmental interference that spurs a variety of educational options tailored to the different needs of parents and students. 

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Walmart critics should take a hard look and assess whether they are really for the well-being of the poor or just virtue-signaling the fashionable dislike of “obscene” profits.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

I’ve been fortunate enough to have a career that doesn’t limit me to an office. I work from wherever I have internet access, which means I try to travel as much as my bank account lets me. From Fresno to France, Canada to Costa Rica, and soon Indiana to Iceland, I’ve been able to experience different cultures, languages, and, of course, meals that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy without the help of the sharing economy.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

When left to the commons, road space gets misused and wasted. Underpriced street parking has made road space scarce.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

We do not need human beings to be “angels” to achieve progress. We need institutions that are robust to “demons.” 

Monday, May 28th, 2018

The film brilliantly shows the wild jockeying for power that follows Stalin’s death, with fantastic portrayals of all the important figures from this period: Nikita Khrushchev, Lavrently Beria, Vyacheslav Molotov, Andrey Andreyev, Georgy Zhukov. It also serves as an excellent guide to what actually happened in those strange months that led to Beria’s execution and the rise of Khrushchev to become General Secretary.

Monday, May 28th, 2018

In setting the right incentives for criminals to want to cooperate with law enforcement—for selfish reasons—lies the success of Brazil's crusade against corruption.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The presence of a congestion-priced option will improve infrastructure region-wide. Making the tolled option easier to use will make for a better driving experience, even for those who don’t choose it.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Despite capitalism's track record of producing wealthier and enviromentally-conscious societies, decision makers across the globe keep insisting on anti-market and Malthusian-like measures as the best solutions to combat climate change.

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Since its inception in the 1970s, hip-hop has used music to highlight issues such as the war on drugs, police brutality, poverty, and the treatment of minorities in the United States.

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

It is a rare film for dealing directly with a topic that Americans talk about often but think about hardly any at all: class distinctions and the barriers they create to social and economic mobility.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Under a new Vermont law, members of the military who earned a certification during their service won't have to waste time getting recertified for civilian licensed jobs.

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Californian cities such as San Bernardino, Stockton, and Vallejo have experienced bankruptcies over the past few years due to fast-rising pension costs.

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

There are so many criminal laws in place, ranging from the silly to the outright absurd, that most Americans will become potential felons during their lives.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

More people than ever are enjoying both travel and accommodation thanks to Uber and Airbnb. It's a mistake to think that the solution is to protect incumbent businesses from this creative disruption.