Sarah Skwire

sskwire@libertyfund.org

 Sarah Skwire is a fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc. She is a poet and author of the writing textbook Writing with a Thesis.

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ISIS Vindicates the Humanities

The biggest threat to the Islamic State: knowledge of a world without them

FEBRUARY 27, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

Do art, history, and the humanities matter? The enemies of civilization think so.

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The Garage That Couldn’t Be Boarded Up

Uber and the jitney … everything old is new again

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

Regulators ran jitney operators out of every town in America. But something important has changed the game in passengers' favor.

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Little Free Libraries: A Love Letter

Still falling for the written word, despite America’s killjoys

FEBRUARY 12, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

Leave it to America's bureaucrats to try to snuff out a beautiful movement. Sarah Skwire pens a love letter to the founders of Little Free Libraries.

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Material Girl

Author Anita Loos imagines a female utility maximizer

JANUARY 29, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

What if you took homo economicus, put him into a novel, and changed him to her? Meet "Lorelei."

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Cinching Our Belts

Scarcity means deciding how to best use the resources we have

JANUARY 15, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

Not having enough money for all the things you want isn't a crisis. It's a simple fact of living in the world.

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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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