President Obama: “We Don't Look to Be Ruled”

It’s not the promises of an iron fist that speak to us, but rather the opportunities provided by freedom.

Why Sri Lankans Want to Work in Beyonce’s "Sweatshop"

An explosive story accuses Beyonce of using "slave" labor in "sweatshops" to make her fashion line; here's why people actually want to work there.

Global Food Security Act Leaves African Farmers in the Dirt

This Act will most certainly not improve global food security, especially in Africa, because it fails to address a fundamental cause of food insecurity in the developing world: US agricultural subsidies.

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The Nationalist-Socialist Moment Is Here

Most people do not want their values to be tolerated — they want their values to prevail.

Jeff Bezos Beautifully Explains Innovation and Consumer Sovereignty

People think that "innovation" is just about technological progress or new stuff. It is much less selfish than that.

Nordic Socialism Isn't the Answer for America

The new American Dream is to be found in the Nordic nations, at least according to the American left. But much of this is built upon misconceptions about Nordic societies.

The Circus Spectacle of the Party Conventions

The conventions of both political parties are a show worth seeing. I love to watch the carnivals of buncombe, but from a safe distance.

- July 27, 2016

5 Things Research Says about Homeschooling

Do homeschoolers do better? Do parents matter? Are there downsides? What about college? Here's what the research says.

- July 27, 2016

The Nine Words That Forever Changed My Life

Ten years ago, I spoke nine words that would forever change my life. Not poetic or insightful, but these words together carried a principled idea of integrity. When the principle was overtly rebuked, the first cracks in my philosophical compass became visible.

- July 27, 2016

A Vulgar Alexander Hamilton

Donald Trump's economic plans eerily mirror the agenda of Alexander Hamilton.

- July 27, 2016

Afraid of Technology? Here's the One Rule to Follow

Hold onto your shoes, luddites, because now Facebook's got drones. But the company isn’t dropping bombs or mixtapes – it's dropping internet connectivity. Not everyone is thrilled.

- July 27, 2016

Party Platforms: Size Matters, and Longer Doesn’t Mean Better

By the time the two party conventions are history this year, the words in their two platforms combined are likely to be about 10 times the 1892 total.

 

- July 26, 2016

The FDA Can't Tell the Difference between Eggplants and Tobacco

The FDA says its tobacco powers cover not just e-cigarettes but also things that don't contain any tobacco or nicotine. 

- July 26, 2016

Airline Speeds Have Stagnated for 40 Years

If we want to restore mid-century levels of aviation innovation and break the sound barrier again, we must first break regulatory barriers.

Africa Is Getting Richer, Thanks to Capitalism

Africa's per capita income has risen by more than 50 percent since 2000, and the economy has grown at 5 percent a year.

- July 26, 2016

Hillary, It Takes a Village, Not a State

In Hillary Clinton’s mind, a diverse nation of 300 million plus people, a nation of nearly 20,000 actual cities, can be managed like a single village where childhood never ends.

- July 26, 2016

Investing in Humanitarianism

Unless there is an economic benefit, the UN does not care about things like protecting children, empowering women, or stopping genocide. But how are fewer deaths and better lives not an economic benefit?

- July 26, 2016

Pokémon GO Is Not, in Fact, Totalitarian

Director Oliver Stone recently warned about the potential for data-mining on the part of major companies, including Nintendo, to lead to "totalitarianism." But it takes more than surveillance to make something totalitarian.

- July 26, 2016

Progressivism's Parade of Horrors

From eugenics to climate change, there is grave danger in making law based on so-called settled science

- July 26, 2016

The New Revanchism: The Theme of Politics Today

Revanchism in our time has both left-wing and right-wing forms.

 

- July 25, 2016

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