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.
The common slogan that we must “get money out of politics”, when referring to campaign finance laws, has it backwards.
John Tyler was the one person most responsible for squashing republicanism and establishing the empire.
Krugman’s analysis of a 70% marginal tax rate forgets about consumer surplus, deadweight loss, & the difference between marginal & total value.
Anoba’s second of three pieces covers Egypt’s powerful southern neighbor(s): Nubia and Kush.
The paternalistic welfare state has failed to create a reliable social safety net. Decentralized, voluntary institutions can do the job better.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with mixing our social lives with business. The devil’s in the details.
Even in the small space of just thirty days, William Henry Harrison still managed to do everything wrong.
We are launching an exciting new series of essays cataloging the long list of everything wrong with the Presidents.
Originalism in all its various forms has been a pretense for defending one’s preferred legal conclusions.
Mary Wollstonecraft’s political philosophy and feminist thought were shaped by her beliefs about human nature.
England’s Magna Carta enshrined fundamental rights and liberties in the western legal tradition—but how was the Charter created and why?
Free markets are base requirements for complex and developing civilizations. In this new series, Ibrahim Anoba surveys the evidence from ancient Africa.
On an educational trip to Poland to learn about the Holocaust, the author came face-to-face with modern hatred of Jews.
Often, the meaning of cost varies when you ask different people who are part of the same single transaction.
Libertarian feminists offer a thoroughly individualist version of feminist thought rather than the common collectivist understanding.