February 15, 2017
February 10, 2017died this week, and tributes and encomia are proliferating from admirers around the world. My colleague...
February 9, 2017most exciting in Super Bowl history. Moreover, some viewers have decided that Super Bowl LI is the first broadcast in recent history in which the game...
February 8, 2017Economic Policy Institute blamed trade with China for the loss of 3.4 million manufacturing jobs since 2001. Don Boudreaux of George Mason University analyzes this claim in detail...
February 7, 2017
Hans Rosling, the Swedish doctor and professor who saved countless lives in the world’s poorest countries (and gave TED talks), has died of pancreatic cancer. In December, Nature had an interesting feature with him, discussing his life’s work.
Rosling was an antidote to uninformed pessimism. As Nature...
February 3, 2017
January 30, 2017votes Wednesday on President Trump’s...
January 27, 2017
Our friends at the MacIver Institute in Wisconsin have a new video out on local government budgets and the temptation to spend taxpayer money on questionable “economic development” projects and tourist events like the town of Edgerton’s Harry Potter Festival.
In the end the town Edgerton declined to spend $200,000 to pay for amenities for the festival, and the organizers were free to continue hosting on their own dime.
January 25, 2017
Today, on his birthday, people everywhere will raise a dram to Scottish poet Robert Burns, who most famously penned “Auld Lang Syne.”
But liberty lovers the world over may know Burns best for the immortal lines from “The Author’s Earnest Cry and Prayer”:
Arouse, my boys! exert your mettle,
To get auld Scotland back her kettle...
Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither!
Written in protest of the Scottish Distillery Act of 1786, Burns’ rallying cry and his fellow Scots’ outrage at the whiskey tax was heard. In the updated footnotes of his “...
January 20, 2017
Our young friend Jared Meyer, currently a senior research fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability, recently joined Learn Liberty’s Evan Swarztrauber to discuss his book Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young.
Jared points out that not only are young adults today accomplishing far more than they’re generally given credit for, they’re doing so while facing more government barriers to success than ever before. On this same theme, see Fred Smith in Forbes on The Next...