Brazil is a massive country with a TON of natural resources. So… Why isn’t Brazil Rich? It even has the most important resource: more than 200 million hard-working, innovative people.. Yet Brazil remains poor, especially relative to the United States and European powers. This video seeks to answer the obvious question: Why? There’s a clear […]
Al-Qaeda’s terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, sought to secure the free world into giving up its freedom. The terrorists largely failed; the free world is resilient, after all. But here we are, more than 20 years later, and the Transportation Security Administration not only still exists but is still enacting its “security theater,” needlessly […]
“From the evidence I’ve seen, propaganda works – though not nearly as well as the propagandists would hope.”
Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is a prolific blogger and author of three books: The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (2007), Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think (2011), and the forthcoming The Case […]
With minor variations between the states, the law governing the use and ownership of real property emerged as part of English common law.
Businesses aren’t charities. They are money-making ventures that exist by and for profit. Everything else is a bonus.
The DOJ’s announcement to discontinue the use of private prisons only affects about 16% of federal prisoners.
For the last few weeks, the D.C. metro system has been an even bigger mess than usual. That’s saying a lot. A quick flashback to one of my blog posts in January will give you a snapshot of how ridiculous the whole situation has gotten: A few months ago, Metro had us thinking it had […]
Editor’s note: This blog post by Gary Leff was originally posted at the travel blog View From the Wing. The TSA has failed to meaningfully detect dangerous items going through the checkpoint for years. Their 95 percent failure rate is hardly new, ten years ago it was a 91% failure rate. That’s unacceptable. We don’t need […]
Fans of increased government intervention in the economy often like to justify their position by pointing to the success of the moon landing. “If we can put a man on the moon,” the refrain goes, “we can surely rebuild our crumbling infrastructure (or provide everyone with healthcare, etc.).” There’s no question the moon landing was […]
This opinion piece by professor Antony Davies appeared in the Washington Post on October 16th. Below is an excerpt. Metro takes its bizarre victim-blaming a step further, saying that in order to right these “safety wrongs” and bring ridership numbers back to those seen in the golden days, it will be forced to increase fares. […]