December 30, 2016
The winners, recognized on their website and with $4,000 each in prize money, used a variety of styles, but all produced high-quality, arresting stories that were only about a minute long. You can watch the playlist of all four prize-winning videos on YouTube.
December 23, 2016
“Someone on your naughty list? Give ’em a lump of coal. Someone on your nice list? Give ’em a stocking full of coal!”
Cheers to the brilliant production team at Reason TV, who have provided some welcome comedy this holiday season with their new video, “The Libertarian Holiday Gift Guide.” The Guide includes a blizzard of inside jokes, but has plenty of references that will crack a smile from viewers from across the political spectrum.
Reason has an impressive catalog of video content built up over several years of reporting and experimenting in the world of web video. If you’re looking forward to some down time between now and...
December 21, 2016
December 20, 2016
As the old saying goes, the worst vice is advice. So with some trepidation, let me suggest two things that bright, idealistic members of the new administration should keep in mind.
The first arises when you're asked by your boss to come up with a solution to some controversial political problem. You analyze the situation and come up with an effective plan. Then, however, you pull back from the audacity of the proposal and think, “If I suggest that, people will laugh.” So you water down the idea. But then your boss (also a newcomer to his administration job) makes the same calculus, and so on up the chain of command to the individual who can actually implement the plan. By that time, the “solution” is just a mild variant of the status quo, and the senior decision-maker wonders why she should take on a difficult political fight for such a small gain.
Your role in the...
December 15, 2016life expectancy fell in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. Female life expectancy dropped from...
December 14, 2016saying for a while that ridesharing platforms like Lyft are different from traditional transportation firms, not just in the technology they use, but in the basic...
December 13, 2016Capital in the 21st Century, has a new paper on economic inequality with...
December 8, 2016
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
The Framers of the Constitution...
December 5, 2016
In this episode, historian Andrew Roberts and Russian émigré Alexander Markovsky compare Western and Soviet politics.
Up first is Andrew Roberts, author and Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London. Andrew takes issue with America’s broken primary system and the intransigent two-party duopoly, regrettably driven by the politics of “the other.” He reflects on the future of Western civilization and proposes a CANZUK union in the wake of Brexit—comprised of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom—to strengthen free trade and defense alliances between the Crown countries.
November 28, 2016debunked pro-Castro myths that some left-leaning politicians have peddled about Castro — including...