Legal SystemPolitical Theory
In recent decades, American lawmakers have been increasing jail time and fines for what were once small-time misdemeanors.
U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
Federal regulators should no longer have any say over what happens on Tribal lands. The same should apply to the states as well.
Free MarketsPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange
Independent contractors such as Uber drivers may be legislated out of existence by European politicians.
The EntrepreneurFree MarketsGlobal Economy
Whales were rapidly on their way to extinction until the petroleum industry undermined the whaling industry.
Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionism
Companies relocate in order to serve their customers better with less-expensive products. In the media, these unseen customers are usually ignored.
Corporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy
As long as Trump sticks to tax and regulatory relief, bring on the Art of the Deal.
Based on page views, these are the most popular articles in November.
The Police StateWorld HistoryInterventionismMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory
American's should worry less about companies leaving for oversees, and more about how government is eroding their freedoms.
The Census Bureau once helped round up Japanese-Americans for concentration camps. The Bureau could be similarly "helpful" in the future.
Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory
Robbing Peter to pay Paul is now the mainstream in American politics. The key problem lies in changing what it means to be "mainstream."
Legal SystemU.S. Economy
Small businesses get a break from a federal judge, but the affair shows the damaging nature of a constantly changing legal landscape for businesses.
Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory
Under Castro, Cuba has really been two Cubas. There is relative abundance for the ruling class, and cruel, enforced poverty for everyone else.
Calculation and Knowledge
After almost eight decades of flawed logic, we are due for an economic paradigm shift.
The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory
Steve Mnuchin has said little publicly, but his resume does seem to contrast sharply with Trump's populist campaign.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
Inflation has increased costs for the makers of the Toblerone chocolate bar. In response, they have changed the bar and outraged some customers.
Corporate WelfarePolitical TheoryValue and Exchange
In Iowa, the Dakota Access Pipeline has relied on government to seize land from private-property owners unwilling to grant access to the oil companies.
Money and Banks
When it comes to understanding how money works, recent attempts to re-define money to fit new economics models miss the point.
World HistoryPolitical Theory
Even with all the information available to us today, many still seem to have a distorted view of history when it comes to the "Comandante."
The EntrepreneurFree MarketsMedia and Culture
Only peaceful social cooperation enables us to take advantage of the best parts of human life and escape the tyranny of biological competition.
American chain banks have become just glorified ATM machines. But there is a model of banking that offers something quite different.