Remembering an “extraordinarily earnest” musician who believed in striving for excellence.
Beccaria was deeply opposed to the death penalty, a rarity for his time when most believed capital punishment was an acceptable response to many crimes.
Advertising alerts consumers to the existence of options they didn’t know they had.
Taxing private wealth isn’t putting idle resources to use; it’s uprooting resources already being put to productive ends in the economy.
Nowhere in the Constitution does it carve out a spot for secretive bureaucracies that never have to answer to the public.
There is a distinct difference between the cost of things and the price of things. Cost influences price through changes in supply.
Huang Zongxi argued for a constitutional model of government designed to benefit all people, not just the ruling class, and which stressed the importance of respecting private property rights.
The principles of sound economic analysis shouldn’t be tossed out the window when they’re politically inconvenient.
Programs for the poor are only a tiny portion of the U.S. welfare state.
While interest in socialism is on the rise among younger Americans, the history of global socialism should give pause.
Poullain provides an unapologetic and iconoclastic argument for women’s full participation in society, that they be given the same rights and access to opportunities that were afforded to their male counterparts.
The internet is the world of opportunity for refugees.
Frank Knight was a staunch defender of free markets and a key figure in the Chicago School of Economics.
Small acts of resistance in isolation do not stop the leviathan, but they do show that it is possible to oppose the state.
Which is a sign of the market working; pecucinary externalities or technical externalities?
The advent of the modern state did not usher in an era of unprecedented peace.
The Cato Institute does not derive its name from the notoriously staunch ancient Roman Cato the Younger. Instead, it is a reference to Cato’s Letters, a collection of 138 essays written in England during the 18th century.
Government stipends for homemakers are back in the news—but the case for such payments falls apart under scrutiny.