The alternative to shock therapy isn’t ideological compromise.
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.
You hear that H&M buys shirts from a factory in Bangladesh that works its employees long hours under harsh conditions and low pay. What’s the moral thing to do?
Machines might substitute for labor in the short term, but in the long term they complement labor and increase its productivity.
While the growth of government around the world is discouraging, and the struggle to break free goes on, the inventiveness of clever, creative people who find the gaps is a source of hope.
Earlier this month, my 67-year-old sister, Ginger, died peacefully after a long illness. Her human action changed my life.
Diagramming the supposed trade-off between safety and liberty may help us see the false dichotomy.
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.
One thing the free market and collectivism have in common is logical coherence. But what does this mean for the mixed economy?
Frédéric Bastiat, the great 19th-century economic journalist, famously asked, “How does Paris get fed?” In a nutshell, I think that’s the central question of economics.
Eastern and Western traditions share a powerful insight: “The present moment is all you ever have.” Eckhart Tolle, Ludwig von Mises, and Adam Smith agree.
People sometimes support regulations, often with the best of intentions, but these wind up creating outcomes they don’t like. Land-use regulations are a prime example.
Being able to say no defines the scope of our personal autonomy, while being able to say yes allows us to creatively explore (or not) the freedom that autonomy gives us.
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