Prosperity’s conquest of disease offers lessons for global change
NOVEMBER 20, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
Multinational corporations are conspiring to save people from disease and make a profit while doing it.
Another dose of data from free-market reality
NOVEMBER 19, 2014 by COREY IACONO
Still seeing Internet memes that get economics painfully wrong? Often the same anti-market assertions get repeated enough that they are simply taken as true. Here are five more sets of antidotes.
Children of the Cultural Revolution have different ideas about decorum
NOVEMBER 18, 2014 by STEFAN OTTOSSON
Singaporeans aren't happy about the behavior of Chinese mainlanders. The culture clash is likely due to growing up under two very different sets of institutions.
Global ignorance vs. local knowledge
NOVEMBER 17, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS
Mass ignorance about an increasingly complex world is a fact of life. And yet we're all supposed to make decisions on matters about which we know little to nothing. It's called democracy.
Obamacare, the noble lie, and cognitive dissonance at MIT
NOVEMBER 17, 2014 by D.W. MACKENZIE
If the ACA benefits Americans, why did it need to be misrepresented?
How to solve complex business problems
NOVEMBER 14, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED, WAYNE OLSON
It takes a conscious, thoughtful effort to open wide our mind's eye. If you learn to do it systematically, the result can be a new worldview that will reshape how you notice opportunities and capitalize on them.
Bad housing policy harms lower-income people most
NOVEMBER 12, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY
If the goal is to provide affordable housing to lower-income tenants, rent control is a horrible policy.
Down and out among the 90 percent
NOVEMBER 11, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH
We are better off today due to the creative innovations of the marketplace. Those who argue we're worse off are ignoring important considerations.
Different virtues and vices emerge within different institutions
NOVEMBER 11, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER
The values of dynamic markets versus static politics couldn't be more different. And yet most narratives get it backwards.