Uber’s team members, quietly typing on their keyboards, are systematically smashing 100-year-old monopolies all over the world, one ride at a time.
Andy Weir’s novel The Martian explores the limits of our ability to survive without the division of labor.
Sassoon was both a celebrated war hero and a renowned opponent of the war in which he fought.
“Sooner or later,” wrote Auberon Herbert, “every institution has to answer the challenge, ‘Are you founded on justice? Are you for or against the liberty of men?’”
The alternative to shock therapy isn’t ideological compromise.
Privatizing marriage can’t sidestep the broader questions about who should get married to whom and under what circumstances.
When transaction costs are low, people find it easier to engage in mutually beneficial exchanges. And when more of these exchanges take place, people benefit more.
It isn’t just that government doesn’t get it — it’s that government stops many of us who do.
George Sutherland, Willis Van Devanter, James Clark McReynolds, and Pierce Butler — four justices who endured ridicule from the highest places and from men far less principled — defended the Constitution as their oaths required.
The normal logic of win-win market exchanges between employer and employee may not apply in prison.
When you are invited to engage in some silliness, say yes, and add something of your own. It might take you into the intricacies of the early modern literary/theological/political network. It might take you into space. It might take you into Camelot. The value of it, as Hayek points out, is that we don’t know where it will take us.
Advocates of government education are right to be worried by the number of homeschool families, but not because homeschooled kids are learning any anti-government ideology at home. The greatest threat that homeschooling poses to the government system is its diversity, its resiliency, and its undisputed academic success.
Abdo Roumani describes his time in a region being torn apart by war. His principles start to fade with the distant memories of peace and pluralism in Damascus, the city he loves.
Courageous, visionary, and disciplined, Thomas Clarkson gave a long life almost entirely to the service of people he never met in lands he never saw.
If the state is a ticking time bomb, libertarians are the bomb squad called in to defuse it before it goes off.
People like Mayor Bill de Blasio don’t hesitate to use violence to achieve their goals. That’s because aggression lies at the foundation of progressive ideology.
A public school teacher says there has to be a better way, one in which students are not mere cogs in a machine or widgets to be delivered at the end of production.
What if government could be framed so that it need not be administered by men over men?
Black and Puerto Rican by birth, Clemente transcended race, nationality, and culture to become American Major League Baseball’s first Latino superstar. But tragedy compounded tragedy as the hero sought to help in a time of disaster.
When did it become an acceptable critical stance to condemn a work of art without ever having engaged with it
Studying economics won’t show you how to get rich playing the stock market, but it will spare you from making a fool of yourself at the next cocktail party.
Social enterprises’ goals hint at their important role in the economy: to help repair the damage caused by public policy.
Our school-influenced culture wrongly tells us that what some do is more cerebral and therefore requires more smarts than what the next guy does. And that’s a bad assumption.
“Truth,” he said, “is not a numbers game. You can be alone and you can be right.”
Americans are concerned about too few jobs and too little economic growth. Ending occupational licensure would address both issues.
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