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Isaac M. Morehouse

Isaac M. Morehouse
Isaac M. Morehouse

Isaac Morehouse is the founder and CEO of Praxis. He is a member of the FEE Faculty NetworkLearn more at IsaacMorehouse.com.

Isaac M. Morehouse's Articles and Posts

4 Options When Government Gets in the Way The Freeman
4 Options When Government Gets in the Way

Grave as the stakes may sometimes be, you must first accept this outlook: it’s all a game.

5 Reasons So Many San Franciscans Voted against Airbnb The Freeman
5 Reasons So Many San Franciscans Voted against Airbnb

Proposition F would have hobbled one of the Bay Area’s most innovative and beneficial companies. Why in the world did it almost pass?

Why I Don't Worry about Income Inequality Anything Peaceful
Why I Don't Worry about Income Inequality

Wealth – measured in opportunities and fulfilled desires – is greater and flatter than ever.

 

The Dangers of Entrepreneurship Anything Peaceful
The Dangers of Entrepreneurship

Political entrepreneurs find new ways to access resources first taken from others by force, and therefore do not create wealth.

 

The Credential Is Killing the Classroom The Freeman
The Credential Is Killing the Classroom

As long as legal and cultural norms make the degree the primary signal of value in the marketplace, the classroom will continue to decline in quality. 

The Beauty of Bending Rules in a Complex World The Freeman
The Beauty of Bending Rules in a Complex World

When something is moved from the private, voluntary sphere to the public, coercive sphere, debates and division arise where none previously existed. 

The Doomsayers Are Right The Freeman
The Doomsayers Are Right
We need doomsayers: they help discover and highlight the greatest areas for optimists and entrepreneurs to seize upon as opportunity.
Keep Them Down, Keep Them Dependent The Freeman
Keep Them Down, Keep Them Dependent
We can keep dynamic, low-cost young workers from outcompeting us in the marketplace, but only if we work together.
Everything Is Modular . . . Is Governance Next? The Freeman
Everything Is Modular . . . Is Governance Next?
It's a mashup world. The modular thinking underlying this ever-changing reconfiguration of genres, media, and franchises could also shake up the top-down world of governance.
Fantasy Football, Opportunity Cost, and Comparative Advantage The Freeman
Fantasy Football, Opportunity Cost, and Comparative Advantage

Don’t let the “fantasy” in fantasy football fool you: The game illustrates some crucial points about opportunity costs and comparative advantage. Isaac Morehouse has been keeping score.

The Economic Value of Time Travel The Freeman
The Economic Value of Time Travel
Ideas versus Interests The Freeman
Ideas versus Interests
Senseless Census Ads The Freeman
Senseless Census Ads
For the past several months we've been subjected to numerous advertisements shaming us into completing the U.S. Census form. Some of the ads are annoying, but a few are downright absurd.

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