To discover the Next Big Thing, you need to think outside the box.
Any entrepreneur who succeeds in reducing costs faced by a laborer who suffers from a disability can earn a profit.
Zoning and landmark laws have frozen much of New York into a life-size historical diorama: neighborhoods frozen in time, where the only thing that goes up is the rent.
There’s a reason why, in times of war, countries have blockaded others.
Rose Wilder Lane, Isabel Paterson, and Ayn Rand together comprise the “founding mothers” of modern libertarianism.
The forgotten story of how American women turned the tide against Prohibition and reclaimed the moral high ground from the dry movement.
Jobs are the means, not the ends in themselves.
Wouldn’t a fleet of supersonic aircraft overland create intolerable sonic booms that would rattle windows and scare livestock?
The most straightforward reason to oppose the criminalization of the sex industry is that trading sex for money is not wrong.
What does it really mean to “repeal and replace” Obamacare?
“Oh for the days of Ma Bell!” is not a lament we’re likely to hear. And for good reason. Before the breakup of AT&T, America’s telephone system was a government-sanctioned monopoly characterized by stagnant service offerings, high costs, and a glacial pace of consumer-facing innovation. So it was distressing when a federal appeals court engaged […]
Consensual sex is legal. But as soon as one party offers cash to another in exchange for sex and that money is voluntarily accepted, it’s considered prostitution, and that is illegal.
The hike to the summit of Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire’s White Mountains climbs a steep and rugged 3550 feet over 4 miles. The winter snows bury the rocks; and after a storm, snowshoed hikers pack the snow into an almost-smooth “herd path” that others can then hike with light crampons. Step off that herd […]
Last night, millions of movie buffs, entertainment fiends, and celebrity gawkers from across the globe tuned in for the Oscars. While a few of us aficionados waited with bated breath for the announcement of Best Live-Action Short (Timecode was robbed!), for many viewers the awards ceremony isn’t the main event: The red carpet is what […]
If human flourishing is our goal, we must return to a society where economic freedom is championed.
Capitalism—stronger than any border wall or immigration ban—remains a resilient and deeply American system.
The idea is wrongheaded on both counts: they would harm citizens of the US as well as those of Latin America.
“The market is not a place, a thing, a collective entity. The market is a process, actuated by the interplay of the actions of the various individuals cooperating under the division of labor.” – Ludwig von Mises
Arguably, the most interesting feature of the Bitcoin system is the way in which Bitcoin payments are processed. To make it clear why payments must be processed at all and how Bitcoin processes payments differently, I’ll look at processing payments with cash and banks before turning to bitcoin. Think about a cash transaction. Cash transactions […]
Cryptocurrency is an item intended for use as a commonly accepted medium of exchange that exists in the digital world and relies on encryption to make transactions secure.
Like something straight out of a Neal Stephenson novel, Bitcoin has cyberpunk sex appeal. It foreshadows a radical change in the social and economic order and is shrouded with a mystique and aura that can be difficult to penetrate.
Learn how to drop the word “déblocage” into your romantic evening
Zwolinski concludes his series on William Graham Sumner with the question of how we ought to help the poorest among us.
Not only is the charge of Sumner being a social Darwinist unfair, but it characterizes his views as nearly the opposite of what they actually were.