How did F. A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom and Sir William Beveridge’s Social Insurance and Allied Services shape the politics of the welfare state in the United States and the United Kingdom?
Continuing his review of Gray’s Seven Types of Atheism, Smith explains how Gray greatly exaggerates Nietzsche’s influence on Rand, and he criticizes Gray’s misstatements about Rand’s notion of sacrifice.
The major difference between macroeconomics and microeconomics is actually their respective methods, not their subject matters.
John Gray’s discussion of Objectivism in Seven Types of Atheism, which is egregiously and inexcusably bad, relies on portraying Ayn Rand as a cult leader.
A review of an extraordinary analysis that tackles the problems besetting the world of higher education.
President Buchanan amassed the largest fiscal imbalance of a pre-Civil War administration not engaging in a foreign war and that fact only scrathes the surface of his shortcomings.
The power and importance of Aksum were paralleled by no other African civilization during the period of its existence besides Egypt writes Ibrahim Anoba in his latest installment of Ancient African economies.
The American welfare state is expensive, of limited efficacy, and crowds out better options for alleviating poverty.
Euphemisms tend to serve as signals of political-tribal membership, but also as means to convince ambivalent voters to support one policy or the other.
Engaged buddhists too often lean progressive because they don’t understand the fundamental nature of the state that they rely on.
There are two sides to every economic exchange, and regulations that affect one necessarily affect the other.
Sidney Parker’s thoroughgoing Stirnerite individualism set him outside and against all political and moral ideologies.
Many young conservatives favor markets and reject social intolerance without embracing an ideologically libertarian position.
Not all arguments in support of free speech are good ones.
When the American revolutionaries declared their independence, it was founded on a solid thousand years of English history.
For the Ostroms, the key insight was that we need to find ways to encourage collective action so as to avoid the need for coercion.
Was Harry Truman one of the worst terrorists of all time? If words mean anything anymore—then absolutely, yes.
In an economic system characterized by consumer sovereignty, people’s values determine the outcomes markets deliver.