Money Will Be Digital — But Will It Be Free?

Every Penny You Spend Could Be Monitored and Controlled
JULY 01, 2015 by

The future will not be a choice between paper money and cryptocurrency. It will be a choice between two competing visions of digital money: one free, one authoritarian.

Generous with Someone Else’s Money

Misguided Compassion at Public Expense
JUNE 29, 2015 by

Until people understand that Uncle Sam shouldn't be a year-round Santa Claus, public officials will continue to act like Delia Curry and Arne Duncan.

A Fighter on Many Fronts

Real Heroes: Joe Louis
JUNE 26, 2015 by

Joe Louis dealt with poverty and racism, took on the best boxers of his day, battled the Nazis, and crossed swords with the Internal Revenue Service.

Those Who Shape Us, the Lives We Touch

Reflections on My Sister in the Wake of Her Passing
JUNE 25, 2015 by

Earlier this month, my 67-year-old sister, Ginger, died peacefully after a long illness. Her human action changed my life.

Uber Solves the Fundamental Problem of the Marketplace

Or, Turning Strangers into “Honorary Kin”
JUNE 24, 2015 by

After three Uber rides in the last two weeks, not only am I more convinced about the value that the so-called "sharing economy" is providing, but I have been struck by the way technology helps to solve the fundamental problem of the marketplace.

Unsustainable: Little Ways Environmentalists Waste the Ultimate Resource

Greens don’t understand the value of human time and effort
JUNE 23, 2015 by

Sustainability advocates need to remember that resources include more than electricity, water, plastic, and paper.

Inequality: The Rhetoric and Reality

There’s only one source of prosperity, and it’s not redistribution
JUNE 22, 2015 by

Disallowing differences in endowments, motivations, and aptitudes destroys the driving force behind wealth creation and poverty reduction.

She Warned the World about Hitler

Real Heroes: Katharine Atholl
JUNE 19, 2015 by

Katharine Atholl smelled danger and said so, years before the elite of her own political party mustered similar courage. How different might history have been if there were more people like her?

How Moms Both Challenge and Confirm Standard Economic Theory

Or, the “Principles of Momonomics”
JUNE 18, 2015 by

Would we all make better decisions if moms thought more about economics and economists thought more about moms?

Nanoaggressions: Testing the Limits of Libertarian Legal Doctrine

A real-life lawsuit puts Rothbardianism on trial
JUNE 17, 2015 by

Arthur Firstenberg's real-life lawsuit against his neighbor's "radiation" tests the limits of libertarian legal doctrine.

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