#41 – “Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Proved That We Needed Anti-Trust Laws”
If Standard Oil was any kind of monopoly, it was not a coercive one, because it did not derive its high market share from special government favors.
Visions of Progress: Henry George vs. Jane Jacobs
George disparaged great cities, while Jacobs celebrated them.
Sanctifying the Individual
Larry Siedentop's Inventing the Individual outlines the origins of Western liberalism.
The Pursuit of Profit Is Pro-Social
The market is an elaborate network of voluntary exchanges in which buyers and sellers constantly make each other better off. In that sense, all value-generating businesses are "social" enterprises.
You’ll Never Guess Who’s Trying to Hack Your iPhone
The FBI wants direct access to your electronic life, in direct contravention of the Fourth Amendment.
#40 — “The Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor Are Getting Poorer”
Progressives should admit that, though the rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten richer, too.
Cinching Our Belts
Not having enough money for all the things you want isn't a crisis. It's a simple fact of living in the world.