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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A Tale of Two Stories

It is not enough to urge Scrooge to be good to others

DECEMBER 18, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE

Everyone knows Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. But few recall another Victorian tale that brings balance to the story of Scrooge.

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Mockingjay: Are You Uncomfortable?

Things are only going to get more uncomfortable from here on out

DECEMBER 04, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE

When the lives of individuals are used as symbols for the purposes of politics, no one wins but the politicians.

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Next to the Compass Rose

NOVEMBER 28, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE

Done, the map is obvious.
The landmarks are the only ones
we could have chosen

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Like a Fly in Amber

Some Things Never Change (like Rent Control)

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE

For 70 years, The Freeman has been trying to tell the world about the pernicious effects of rent control. Intermittently, fiction writers have joined in. Will this policy always keep cities trapped in stasis?

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Silk and Seduction

A capitalist thread runs through the history of temptation

NOVEMBER 06, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE

It shines in candlelight. It whispers seductively. It makes the gowns for queens and princesses, the scarf at the throat of the aviator, the lingerie that suggests and arouses before it is even worn.

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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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