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Political Change Starts with Self-Improvement

Gary M. Galles The Foundation for Economic Education’s founder Leonard Read’s book Accent on the Right (1968) hits the half-century mark this year. And... Read more

3 Nobel Prize-Winning Contributions to Economic Science (From People Who Weren’t Economists)

Luis Pablo De La Horra Since it was introduced in 1968, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to 79 individuals for their cont... Read more

NBA Legend Claims National Anthem Is A Slave Song

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was featured in a California newspaper column where he compared the U.S. national anthem to song... Read more

Can you be Christian and support the death penalty?

Mathew Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross Pope Francis has declared the death penalty “inadmissible.” This means that the death penalty should not be u... Read more

The Solution to Poverty Is Opportunity, Not Charity

Brittany Hunter When we fall ill, our bodies give us symptoms to signal to our brains that trouble is afoot. A fever, for example, lets us know that ou... Read more

The Good Intentions Fallacy Is Driving Us Toward the Destructive Outcomes of Socialism

Barry Brownstein While Venezuela continues to collapse into a living hell for all but Nicolás Maduro and ruling elites, support in America for democrat... Read more

How Japan Empowered Patients with Free To Choose Medicine

Edward L. Hudgins The twenty-first century might well see medical innovations that could rid humanity of crippling and deadly illnesses, extending the ... Read more

Socialism, Like Dracula, Rises Again from the Grave

Richard M. Ebeling Many of us grew up watching Dracula movies—Nosferatu, the “Undead.” Fearful of the sunlight that could burn him into cinders, Dracul... Read more

Why California Cities Are Becoming Unlivable

Andrew Berryhill In July, the mayor of San Francisco frankly stated that poverty in the city is so bad, that “there is more feces on the sidewalks than... Read more

Seasteading and Health Care: Islands of Innovation

Brittany Hunter Mention seasteading at a party, and you will likely get the same glassy-eyed stares that the topic of Bitcoin garnered five years ago. ... Read more

Milton Friedman Put Families First

Kerry McDonald Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who popularized school vouchers and education choice, took seriously the idea of “the... Read more

How Ideological Polarization Harms Society

Annie Holmquist I recently overhead a friend of mine disgustedly muttering at his phone. Contrary to what one might think, his disgust was not over pro... Read more

What is a blockchain token?

Stephen McKeon, University of Oregon People are just becoming acquainted with the idea of digital money in the form of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, w... Read more

5 reasons why Venezuela’s nightmare could get worse

Andrea Oelsner, Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina) and Federico Merke, Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina) “It’s time for a coup in Venezuela.” Th... Read more

Man Changes Gender to Lower Car Insurance Premiums, Saves $1,100 Annually

Jon Miltimore A man the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation identified as David–a pseudonym–is saving $91 every month on his car insurance. No, he didn’t... Read more

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