A family feud in a grocery chain reveals a vital lesson in business and life
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 by GARY MCGATH
When a family feud breaks out in a New England grocery chain, lessons abound in terms of the relative importance of people and profits.
America has been spying on its citizens for a hundred years
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 by GARY MCGATH
We think of mass surveillance as a product of modern technology. But large-scale spying on Americans got its start in 1917, when the United States entered World War I.
Fear of robot labor is fear of the free market
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY
An increased use of robots will cause a dislocation of labor, which will be painful for some in the near term. But if market forces are allowed to function, the dislocation will be temporary and life will improve for everyone.
Scottish secession is not about liberalization—yet
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
Scottish secession is not about liberalization per se, but an independent Scotland might have to rediscover Adam Smith.
Why are police arming for war in a time of relative safety?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 by DANIEL J. BIER
The facts about officer safety do not justify the unprecedented force and weaponry that cops are displaying today. It's time to demilitarize the police.
Literature can inform economics, but not if it’s used carelessly
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE, STEVEN HORWITZ
Literature can provide excellent data about how people felt about economic data; it's not economic data in its own right, though.
An alternative to college is poised to disrupt traditional higher ed
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER
What do you get when you combine training in entrepreneurship, professional mentorship, work experience, and college-level coursework? A model that could disrupt higher education.
An old dictum has done a lot of damage throughout history
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 by GARY M. GALLES
Leonard Read reminded us that we are ends in ourselves, not to be used by reformers for political gain or utopian projects.
Love of country doesn’t mean one must also love the IRS
SEPTEMBER 09, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH
Corporate inversion offers a powerful check on government and lets companies fulfill their primary purpose: protecting shareholders' capital.