Public Education – The Innovation Desert That Leaves a Nation at Risk

– May 2, 2022

“Real progress in the U.S. K-12 system will take broad and aggressive reforms which can only be possible after we break the hold innovation’s enemies have on the education system.” ~ Don Parker

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Can Capitalism Survive? 80 Years After Schumpeter’s Answer

– May 1, 2022

“Our task is to do all in our power and ability to revive an understanding of and inspire a desire to preserve, restore, and extend the ideal and practice of the truly free society.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Political Paternalism, Not Free Markets, Cause Economic Shocks

– April 29, 2022

“What we are suffering from is not a crisis of ‘capitalism,’ or free markets, or ‘neoliberalism.’ We are facing the consequences of the interventionist and regulatory state.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Learning Street Corner Economics in London

– April 23, 2022

“An overseas experience affords plenty of ways to put the tools and principles of economics students have been taught to work, perhaps the best way to real mastery of ‘street-corner economics.’” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Social Capital Mediates COVID-19 Vaccinations

– April 20, 2022

“In Tocqueville’s visit to America, he is struck by an ‘equality of conditions’—his approach to social capital. Perhaps we should pay more attention to the equality of values people hold dear. Public health is important, but so is personal freedom.” ~ Byron B. Carson III

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The True Cost of a Hamburger

– April 20, 2022

“Subsidies’ dollar value, unfortunately, do not cover their full cost. Meat production costs reach the environment, the neighborhood, and the market.” ~ David Gillette & Warren Barge

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Justifying Liberalism in Singapore

– April 19, 2022

“At the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution, the advocates of human liberty will need to contend with meritocratic technocracy if liberty is to be preserved. Singapore is at the frontline of that struggle.” ~ Todd Myers

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Three Topics for Young Political Economists

– April 19, 2022

“I would claim that the growth of platforms that allow peer-to-peer cooperation, and foster the low-cost commodification of excess capacity, are likely to change our relations to work, to ownership, and to each other.” ~ Michael Munger

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The Panic Reveals So Much: Elon Musk, Twitter, and the Digital Public Sphere

– April 18, 2022

“The proposed buyout of Twitter – targeting the curated reality of the powerful – pushed the aggressively anti-free-expression agenda out into the light. Censorship serves the powerful, and, as Greenwald notes, ‘the panic reveals so much.'” ~ Laura Williams

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Correcting Oren Cass on Adam Smith

– April 17, 2022

“It makes more sense to think that Smith, in propounding a presumption of liberty, assured readers and lawmakers that liberalizations would not lead to an exodus of capital or widespread disruptions of economic life.” ~ Daniel B. Klein

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Delta Doesn’t Owe Me More Legroom

– April 16, 2022

“By offering bigger seats and more legroom, airlines are essentially asking if we’re ready to cover the cost of providing the additional comfort. When we choose cheaper, less comfortable economy class seats, we’re saying ‘No, thank you.’” ~ Art Carden

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‘The Founders’ Is an Excellent Book

– April 16, 2022

“For now, it should be said that Soni has written an essential book about some remarkable people. What an achievement by Jimmy Soni in telling the story of PayPal, and the amazing people who made it happen.” ~ John Tamny

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