Why Isn't There Chaos When Traffic Lights Malfunction?

People adapt to the new situation, staying safe while caring for the safety of others. It's order without top-down authority. 

Economic Folly in Flagstaff

Government “solutions” are never the answers to government-created problems.

- August 28, 2016

Why Are We Fascinated with Terrible Public Performances?

We laugh but also admire because we see ourselves in these pictures of failure.

- August 27, 2016

Where Mainstream Economics Goes Wrong

Mathematical fireworks is worth nothing without more profound fundamentals.

- August 27, 2016

Here Comes Hillarycare for Kids

The bottom line is that we’re in a very deep hole and Hillary Clinton, simply for reasons of personal ambition, wants to dig the hole deeper.

- August 27, 2016

Bring Back Classical Feminism

Fighting for women’s equality is a wonderful thing. But it only works if it’s fighting for equality, not total dominance, to the detriment of everyone else, without earning it.

- August 26, 2016

Five Differences Between the Alt-Right and Libertarianism

To the cheers of alt-righters everywhere, those angry lords of the green frog meme who hurl edgy un-PC insults at everyone to their left, the Democratic nominee has put them on the map at long last.

- August 26, 2016

We Should Stay out of the Obama Family's Affairs, and They Should Stay out of Ours

Don’t people who aren’t privileged enough to live in the White House deserve the same second chance Malia Obama is getting?

- August 26, 2016

Is the Fear of Markets Rooted in Neurosis?

The neurotic cannot endure life in its real form, so he takes refuge in delusion.

- August 26, 2016

Sleepless Nights and Public Service: The Real Lives of Entrepreneurs

The showcase was a welcome reprieve from the academic conferences, binary political conversations, and trendy cultural critiques to which I’m usually exposed. But, most importantly, it reminded me that ordinary, hardworking Americans are the arbiters of the free market, not government.

- August 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton: A Portrait of Power and Corruption

The promise of power consumes and corrupts her noble goals.

- August 26, 2016

Deconstructing the "Stimulus" Doctrine

John Maynard Keynes set forth the theoretical basis for "stimulus" in 1936. Ever since then, his bad economic ideas have been used by politicians to justify wreaking all sorts of economic havoc.

- August 26, 2016

A Very Brief History of Private Disaster Relief in America

From the Great Chicago Fire to the Cajun Navy.

- August 26, 2016

Forcing Industries to Move Kills Productivity

Problems occur when policymakers attempt to force development upon cities rather than letting local economies follow their natural courses. Intentionally raising the cost of living in some cities in order to chase innovators away to others is no way to approach economic policy.

- August 25, 2016

Dear Regressives: Crackdown Is Not an Effective Way to Deal with Dissent

While I know private companies have every right to do this, I still propose that they shouldn’t.

- August 25, 2016

Don’t Blame Capitalism for Your Pricey EpiPen

The recent increase in the price of the EpiPen has many critics turning their mob rage toward the philosophical tenets of capitalism. The only problem is that this has nothing to do with free-market capitalism.

- August 25, 2016

Mattresses Keep Getting Better, Thanks to the Market

We once slept on the hard ground. Now we face unlimited mattress choices, and they keep improving.

- August 25, 2016

Money Makes the World Go Round, or Spin Out of Control

The market — which means all of us in our roles as consumers and producers — should be left free to decide which commodities shall be selected as the most advantageous mediums of exchange.

- August 25, 2016

Rights Don’t Come from Governments

It’s extremely important to remember that right(s) only exist in the realm which does not violate the rights of others.

- August 25, 2016

Proxima b Aliens Horrified by Spectacle of U.S. Presidential Race

“All these people talk about is themselves and how they are the solution for all Earthlings’ problems.”

- August 24, 2016

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