If businesses get government subsidies to make their products cheaper, or “capture” regulation to hurt their competitors, that’s rent seeking.
Let’s debunk the confusion around the “dangerous” carcinogens in processed meat.
Last week, Professor Michael Munger joined us on Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” conversation as part of the Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series. Dr. Munger is an esteemed Professor of Political Science, Economics, and Public Policy at Duke University. He has authored/co-authored 7 books and over 200 scholarly articles. A long-time friend of the Learn Liberty project, […]
Violations of consent during childbirth are surprisingly common.
Seven percent of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Indeed, without the skills, knowledge, and efforts of others, most of us would quickly perish.
Is a little rebellion now and then a good thing? Or does a strong nation stem from the veneration that time bestows upon its government?
Why are Western countries like the United States and Germany so much richer today than other countries around the world?
“The marginal benefit of dating you is now equal to the marginal cost. I don’t have perfect information, but my information is good enough. So, would you marry me?”
This Tuesday, the Learn Liberty Reddit AMA Series continues with Michael C. Munger, Professor of Political Science at Duke University. UPDATE: The AMA is now live! Prior to his tenure at Duke, where he chaired the Department of Political Science for 10 years before coming to serve as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Munger has also taught at Dartmouth […]
Why are minor league players only getting paid around 1/2 the hourly federal minimum wage?
A few weeks ago, I was on the toxic cesspool that Twitter has become, and got a reply to one of my Tweets: “You libertarians need to realize corporations=/=people if you want people to take you seriously.”
The luck of the Spanish turned out to be their misfortune, and the curse of the English turned out to be a blessing.
A large region of Spain called Catalonia has announced its plans for a binding referendum on its independence from Spain. If the referendum vote succeeds, should Spain allow Catalonia to secede?
A for-profit company is helping rural Africans earn money from their land by securing their property rights.
“From the evidence I’ve seen, propaganda works – though not nearly as well as the propagandists would hope.”
Have you ever thought your employer was exploiting you? That the company you work for doesn’t really earn its profits — it just rips off its workers?
The result of the UK elections is likely to force the government toward a “soft” Brexit.
Evoking images of sinister railroad barons, scholar Lina Khan argues that antitrust officials should stop this acquisition.
If you want a great career in the 21st century, you need to stop trying to multitask and start doing “deep work.”
Only in freedom do people have the ability to be good, but can freedom itself teach us what “goodness” means?
Steve Tennes, an orchard owner in Michigan, recently refused to host a same-sex wedding on his property. Is that his right?
Fifty years from now, people will look back on the turn of the century and wonder about us. They will wonder why we were so wasteful, so selfish.
I am furious. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and learned that my friend Steve Horwitz had written almost 3,000 words in a single day in his new book chapter on inequality.