Topic: Art and Culture

The Mass Democratization of Knowledge: Now Everyone Has Research Assistants

– July 16, 2024

“Companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and OpenAI have made it so that anyone with an internet connection can access cutting-edge ideas, data, analytical tools, and the received wisdom of the ages at the click of a button.” ~Art Carden

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The End of Restaurants as We Know Them?

– July 10, 2024

“If accelerating US unemployment registers the impact of contractionary monetary policy measures on the broader economy, the current difficulties faced by the restaurant sector are likely to escalate.” ~Peter C. Earle

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The Bear’s Out-Stuck Neck 

– July 9, 2024

“The Bear illustrates much that is important about project entrepreneurs. But where The Bear really sticks its neck out is in taking the politically incorrect side of two currently contentious issues.” ~Art Diamond

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Chin Scratchers Bias Flame Throwers

– June 25, 2024

“Frank Bruni has reached the phase in life where the young activists of his own team are alarming him with their crusading zeal and over-the-top methods.” ~Rachel Lu

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The Magna Carta’s Constitutional Tradition

– June 21, 2024

“While not perfect by any means, the Magna Carta was the first example of a bloodless revolution in which the rule of law and rights in contracts lead to the advancement of civilization.” ~Will Sellers

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Boosters Beware: Stadiums Aren’t Magic

– June 14, 2024

“Just about every economist knows publicly financed stadiums are boondoggles that, if anything, imperil cities’ financial positions.” ~Art Carden

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Our Kids Have No Economic Immune Systems

– June 5, 2024

“Kids are told they can do anything, that they are personally mighty and important. But they never have the experience of everyday effort and failure.” ~Michael Munger

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The Sixties’ Toxic Legacy 

– June 4, 2024

“Woke-friendly corporations, billionaires, foundations, and individuals with impressive foreign ties are demonstrating the effectiveness of funding campus radicals…echoing similar anti-Western, violent hate-marches throughout Europe and elsewhere.” ~Juliana Geran Pilon

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Illiberal Youth Threaten Freedom

– May 13, 2024

“Like National Socialist youth, individual rights mean nothing to young people today. The loss of talented people with different opinions was a plus for the Nazis.” ~Barry Brownstein

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A Marxist Economist Explains Why Socialism Could Never Create a PS5

– April 30, 2024

“A clip going viral on social media reveals that this marvelous invention could only be produced in a capitalist system.” ~Jon Miltimore

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Weaving Stable Neighborhoods

– April 29, 2024

“It’s simply unconscionable that so many of us continue to invest our charitable time and treasure into projects that undermine social cohesion rather than building it.” ~Rachel Ferguson

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Will Caitlin Clark Be Grossly Underpaid?

– April 23, 2024

“There simply isn’t enough demand for seats at, merchandise related to, and streaming of women’s sports to support WNBA players at NBA salaries.” ~Art Carden

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