Economics

The Strange Source of the Blowup Between David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Strange Source of the Blowup Between David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Just published at Econ Journal Watch is “Hume’s Manuscript Account of the Extraordinary Affair between Him and Rousseau.” When David…
Warren Harding’s Historic Speech on Race: How Black and White Americans Responded

Warren Harding’s Historic Speech on Race: How Black and White Americans Responded

No matter which major party won America’s presidential election in 1920, the country was destined for another chief executive from…
What Pope Francis Gets Wrong About Corporate ‘Greed,’ Global Hunger, and Inflation

What Pope Francis Gets Wrong About Corporate ‘Greed,’ Global Hunger, and Inflation

As the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is an esteemed faith leader and global religious icon. But an…
What Jack Dorsey Should Realize about Twitter from Reading Rothbard

What Jack Dorsey Should Realize about Twitter from Reading Rothbard

On August 13, Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey took the internet by surprise when he tweeted a link to…
Walgreens is Closing 5 San Francisco Stores Thanks to This Failed California Policy

Walgreens is Closing 5 San Francisco Stores Thanks to This Failed California Policy

Economics students learn in their 101 classes that basic markets can’t function without a few prerequisites — namely, the protection…
3 Environmental Doomsday Myths, Debunked

3 Environmental Doomsday Myths, Debunked

For many, thinking about the future of our planet is terrifying. According to a global survey reported by the BBC,…
Joseph and Esther Reed: Two Reeds I Want to be Related To

Joseph and Esther Reed: Two Reeds I Want to be Related To

Anyone who has ever dabbled in genealogy knows that as you go back into family history, the answers to one…
The Hidden Hidden Message of the Scream Movies: Victimhood Is Toxic

The Hidden Hidden Message of the Scream Movies: Victimhood Is Toxic

Every October I binge watch scary movies. I’d never describe myself as a horror movie “fan,” but you can bet…
4 Scary Charts Show How Fast the Federal Government is Heading Toward Fiscal Disaster

4 Scary Charts Show How Fast the Federal Government is Heading Toward Fiscal Disaster

The national debt is rapidly closing in on $29 trillion. The federal government now owes an astounding $228,999 per taxpayer.…
Dollar Tree Loses its 35 Year War with Inflation

Dollar Tree Loses its 35 Year War with Inflation

Inflation has ruined one of my go-to examples for my macroeconomics students. Whenever I discuss inflation with my students, I…
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