Another Fruitful Exchange

May. 23, 2017 by

I have done this before.  When I have an exchange with a reader that allows me to riff on some useful topics, I sometimes do the lazy thing and reproduce

The 100 Days of Sodumb

May. 6, 2017 by

So much has been written about the first 100 days of the Trump administration that I will try to keep my comments brief.  But I already know that I will

Healthcare and Free Markets

Apr. 28, 2017 by

One of the most successful propaganda efforts of the Left is the myth that we have a “free market” healthcare system in America.[1]  This is followed by the claim that

Public Sector Unions

Apr. 17, 2017 by

I occasionally try to get an opinion piece published in The Wall Street Journal.   It never works. Even when I write something that is totally in line with the WSJ’s

The Trumpcare Fiasco and Other Short Takes

Apr. 3, 2017 by

I have just returned from a lengthy trip to Nevada, California (where I attended a conference organized by the libertarian Reason magazine – more below), and Hawaii.  After fighting back

The Decline of the American Middle and Lower Class

Mar. 14, 2017 by

This essay was written for a job opportunity that no longer interests me. However, I decided to post it since a lot of work and thought was put into it.

A Fruitful Comment

Feb. 27, 2017 by

Sometimes I receive comments that are so good, and produce such a useful exchange, that I like to bring them to the attention of all of my readers.  (It also

College: Capital or Signal?

Feb. 25, 2017 by

I know that it sounds weird but I think I am becoming a Bryan Caplan fanboy. Caplan is the George Mason University economist who has appeared before in this blog,

Trump: Over His Skis On Asset Forfeiture

Feb. 22, 2017 by

Sam Harris once said, in essence, that he would rather have a randomly selected person as president, as horrifying a prospect as that may be, than Donald Trump.  Harris reasoned

“The Myth of the Rational Voter” by Bryan Caplan

Feb. 4, 2017 by

Careful readers will note that the book named in the title of this post, written by the libertarian economist from George Mason University, has already been mentioned twice in this