gekkophone

You Don’t Really Know When to Buy or Sell

– February 21, 2019

Active managers may be good at finding buying opportunities, but they seem to lose their discipline when it comes to selling.

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universityclass

Universities Might Be Ruining Students’ Lives

– February 21, 2019

We are treating students precisely the way we shouldn’t if we are trying to help them become resilient, functioning, and free people.

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ferrisbeuller

Actually, Econ 101 Is Incredibly Important

– February 12, 2019

The true danger is not knowledge of “only” Econ 101. The true danger is ignorance even of Econ 101.

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fighters

They Fight Economics, but Economics Always Wins

– December 28, 2018

Economics makes it impossible that powerful people can finally rule the world. 

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yaleuniversity

How Government Ruined Higher Education

– December 27, 2018

Education suffers from the same dilemma as state-run health care: the potential for cost saving remains unfulfilled since no incentives for efficiency exist. In order to get the subsidies and the other benefits from government, the universities must adhere to specific bureaucratic rules.

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diversewealth

We Should Celebrate Diversity in Wealth Too

– December 26, 2018

Why are diversity, variety, and differences celebrated and respected in most realms of human life except in the realm of wealth?

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theamericans

What Self-Ownership Means and Why It Matters

– December 23, 2018

It’s not that we as a humane culture reject the idea of self-ownership. It’s that we don’t take it very seriously in our politics. Everyone believes it; no political system practices it.

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AIER’s Best of 2018

– December 20, 2018

This year AIER has published a constant stream of outstanding content from some of the best writers in the social sciences. The range is remarkable: current commentary, deep research, historical material, pure theory, logical analytics, and so much more.

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retailmall

Will Reducing Transaction Costs Be the End of Retail?

– December 19, 2018

Will large, vertically integrated firms as we have known them disappear?

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thegang

AIER, This Year and Next

– December 19, 2018

The atmosphere at AIER makes for a welcome contrast with the civic culture of division and anger that dominates politics and mainstream news. We are focused on the long term, and on truth and integrity as the desiderata of intellectual value.

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Millennials Want to Buy Homes, but Student-Loan Debt Is Not Letting Them

– December 13, 2018

This makes millennials the first generation in a while to be forced to postpone saving for homes simply because their student loans take up so much of their income. No wonder the growing debt related to higher education has now achieved “crisis” levels.

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papertowels

They Are Coming for Your Paper Towels

– December 12, 2018

They want us to use rags, sponges, and mops again for all our small spills in the kitchen? Forget it. We don’t want cross contamination. We don’t want stinky sponges around our food. We don’t want to drag out buckets and rags just to remove that spilled milk on the counter. We don’t need a new paper-towel tax; such a thing might inspire riots in the streets, and should. Our hands will be cold and dead before they pry the paper towels from our fingers.

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