It’s not a scam, but market actors will determine its staying power
DECEMBER 11, 2013 by STEVE PATTERSON
Now that people accept bitcoin as a currency, the question becomes whether or not bitcoin's properties will continue to be valued in the future.
An update to the Nolan Chart
DECEMBER 09, 2013 by RICHARD W. FULMER
The Nolan Chart improved on the old left-to-right spectrum of political thought. Adding a third dimension could bring foreign policy considerations into the fold, providing a much more nuanced view.
DECEMBER 06, 2013 by THE FREEMAN
This month's Thorpe-Freeman Blog Contest Award goes to Babatunde Onabajo, for his comments on Jane Shaw's book review of How China Became Capitalist.
Two conflicting ideas about man underlie our beliefs about economics and politics
DECEMBER 05, 2013 by EMILE PHANEUF
Different views of man and nature tend to explain a lot about why certain beliefs cluster together. Understanding a person's underlying view of the world, then, can produce more understanding and more meaningful discussion.
DECEMBER 03, 2013 by STEVE PATTERSON
The Internet is abuzz after Amazon's unveiling of its latest idea: the delivery of goods to your doorstep within 30 minutes via drone. So maybe someday, with Amazon's help, it might be exciting to see drones flying overhead, rather than being a reason to run for shelter.
NOVEMBER 26, 2013 by LUKE HANKINS
We are pleased to announce our 2013 nominations for the Pushcart Prize anthology, which has been published every year since 1976. Inclusion in this anthology has long been considered a high honor among writers and editors. Best of luck to our nominees!
History says yes
NOVEMBER 21, 2013 by JULIAN ADORNEY
Even though it often seems like the news is full of reasons to despair, we're actually much freer than we were a couple of generations ago.
Contra the structure of social change
NOVEMBER 19, 2013 by MAX BORDERS
Hayek is pretty close to libertarian orthodoxy. So is his structure of production. So it would seem that the application of Hayek's heuristic to the world of ideas would be a good one.
NOVEMBER 13, 2013 by JASON KELLY
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ignores economics and takes a wrongheaded approach to ending elephant poaching.