Cathy Reisenwitz

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Walking the Red-Light District

How Germany fought human trafficking by empowering sex workers

JULY 22, 2014 by CATHY REISENWITZ

Criminalizing prostitution simply doesn't help anyone involved--especially those vulnerable to trafficking.

Feature

Drug Addicts As Rational Actors

Rethinking the science of addiction

MAY 06, 2014 by CATHY REISENWITZ

It's easier to justify your pet policy on drugs if you think of users and addicts as mindless slaves to their addictions. It's also a destructive oversimplification.

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Profiting Off of the Children

Don’t be horrified that someone might make money improving education

APRIL 03, 2014 by CATHY REISENWITZ

Misspent public education funding is a serious problem. But worrying that the profit motive will somehow make this worse ignores the solution--and all of the data.

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Feminism of Ludwig von Mises

The great economist fought for women’s rights before it was cool

JANUARY 07, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER, CATHY REISENWITZ

Ludwig von Mises was a feminist when even the most revolutionary cultural center of his day denied women their full suite of rights. His act of intellectual entrepreneurship should remain an inspiration today.

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How the Silk Road Shutdown Makes Everyone Less Safe

OCTOBER 07, 2013 by CATHY REISENWITZ

Silk Road was a force for peaceful exchange, and it helped mitigate black market violence. The site also helped ensure the quality of the products traded there. Now that it's been shut down, does that mean lower quality products and more violence?

CURRENT ISSUE

December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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