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Who Ignores the Principle of Scarcity?
Progressives and politicians think they have a magic wand

In everyday life, it's usually impossible to ignore the existence of scarcity. But politicians and progressives have made a cottage industry out of wishing scarcity away.

Microaggressions and Microwonders
Are mountains out of molehills proof the world’s getting better?

A recurring theme of recent human history is that the less of something bad we see in the world around us, the more outrage we generate about the remaining bits.

Health Insurance Is Illegal
It is a crime to buy or sell a real health care plan

If you tried to offer a real health insurance policy, they might throw you in jail.

The Pathway to Faster Cures
When it comes to life-saving drugs, we need more than modest reform

There is an invisible graveyard filled with people who have suffered and died because of drug lag and drug loss.

Blind but Not Disabled
Real Heroes: Fanny Crosby

The most revered woman in late 19th-century America was popular as much for her perseverance in the face of a horrific obstacle as for all the many good deeds she performed.

Daredevil: In Praise of the Not-So-Super Hero
Is the next Matt Murdock in the mirror?

If we could get past this urge to wish that politicians were superheroes, ready to sweep in and save us, maybe we could begin to think of ourselves as the accidental not-so-super heroes we have been waiting for.

For Bethlehem Steel

Outside, February beats her wide wingsover the birches. Her breath smokes the glass

Paul Krugman: Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right
The empirical failures of Krugman’s macroeconomic model

Paul Krugman claims he has been "right about everything." And yet, he has been utterly wrong on so many things. We catalog his mistakes here for your reading pleasure.

Shame on You! How Self-Righteous Voters Create Silent Majorities
Shy Tories, closet conservatives, and latent libertarians

In the flux and flow of electoral politics, Britons and Americans alike are familiar with the outspoken left and the shy right, as libertarians remain in limbo.

Oliver Stone: Meet Friedrich Hayek
In defense of insider trading

Preventing insiders from using their unique knowledge distorts signals that stock prices send to market participants. That can lead to market instability and corporate scandals.

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