Reflections Sparked by A New Jersey Turnpike Rest Area

– August 8, 2022

“I’m confident that everyone at the New Jersey Turnpike rest area, if pressed to think seriously about this feature of the liberal market order as he or she surveyed fellow rest-area visitors, would heartily applaud.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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How Thomas Aquinas Desacralized the State

– August 8, 2022

“McCormick illustrates that Aquinas’s De Regno provides us with a politics that takes liberty and virtue seriously—but always together and never apart. And that should matter to anyone, religious or otherwise, who refuses both nihilism and collectivism.” ~ Samuel Gregg

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Markets vs. Marxism and “Stakeholder Capitalism” | Samuel Gregg & Kate Wand (Video)

– August 7, 2022

“Dr. Samuel Gregg and Kate Wand explore how government interventions such as protectionism and tariffs do not provide incentives to be creative and lead to higher prices, cronyism, and inefficiency.” ~ AIER

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The Nostalgic Genius of Stranger Things

– July 28, 2022

“The Duffer Brothers used nostalgia to shift the rules of our exhausted contemporary discourse, slipping free from some of the constraints that have straightjacketed so much of our cultural life in recent years.” ~ Rachel Lu

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Who Is To Blame in the Moral Marketing Game

– July 17, 2022

“If we want companies to stop engaging in woke-washing, we must steer the incentives back toward supporting firms for their core offerings and stop basing our purchases according to cause-related marketing messages and social labels.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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Rule, Britannia?

– July 11, 2022

“Will a sense of British identity prevail over the ambitions of Scottish, Welsh, and Irish nationalists? That is unclear. Perhaps the better question is whether enough people in England will even care.” ~ Samuel Gregg

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Black American Identity, Family, and Religion: An Interview with Glenn Loury

– July 10, 2022

“Racial disparity is really only a derivative result of the larger social abandonment of a set of norms which manifests itself most immediately and most severely in the African American population, but which really is a larger question for all Americans.” ~ Glenn Loury & Alexander Riley

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Review: The Great Experiment by Yasha Mounck

– July 5, 2022

“This book is a good guide to understanding the risks these countries face and provides food for thought on how we might respond to them to promote a diverse, peaceful, and equal democracy in our own country.” ~ James E. Hanley

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The USFL and Labor Markets

– July 5, 2022

“Since many kids dream of being pro athletes and sports generate billions in revenue, voluntary participation is not a problem. But sports generate enormous rents and competition to capture these rents ensures enduring strife between labor and management.” ~ Daniel Sutter

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Happy Birthday, America; Now Mind How You Go

– July 4, 2022

“America the Beautiful, I wish you a happy birthday. I thank you for your generosity over these decades, and I say sincerely, ‘Mind how you go.’ The world needs your seeking to be fair and just, and full of possibility, not divided and rancorous, and a threat to yourself.” ~ Llewellyn King

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Market Solutions to Ancient Sins

– July 2, 2022

“Ferguson and Witcher make persuasive arguments in favor of the classical liberal narrative about black history, and they also provide valuable summaries of and introductions to the work of other important classical liberal and libertarian scholars on race.” ~ Jason Jewell

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Athens and Jerusalem Revisited

– June 27, 2022

“Perhaps it’s time to trust what seems self-evident, and stop being afraid to look for guidance in a tradition that has proved reliable for so many for so long.” ~ Juliana Geran Pilon

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