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There are few works in the history of economics that may be truly considered “revolutionary” and “path-breaking,” in its starting premises, its logic, and its implications. But one that is in this category is Carl Menger’s Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftsliche, his Principles of Economics in its...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 130 of Deirdre McCloskey’s and Alberto Mingardi’s superb 2020 book, The Myth of the Entrepreneurial State (original emphasis; footnotes deleted): After 1848, liberalism (or, as we call it not, classical liberalism) began to come under attack from enthusiasts for State...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 125 of the 19th-century American jurist James Coolidge Carter’s posthumously published and brilliant, yet unfortunately neglected, 1907 volume, Law: Its Origin, Growth and Function: When man made his first appearance upon earth, he did not wait until some lawgiver appeared to...

"Information is entering through the pores" of Cuban society, journalist Yoani Sánchez tells Reason, a process that is causing the official narrative of the country's dictatorship "to rupture."------------------Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/ReasonTV?sub_confirmation=1Like us on Facebook: https://ift.tt/1OFng0MFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reasonReason is the planet's leading source...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from pages 83-84 of my late, great colleague Walter Williams’s 2010 autobiography, Up From the Projects: As a professor, I have never used my class for proselytizing students, as so many professors do. I do think that’s academic dishonesty. Personally, I want students...

As a naturally optimistic person, it vexes me that the word catastrophe has echoed in my mind since early March 2020. It’s the word the great smallpox eradicator Donald Henderson used in his 2006 prediction of the consequences of lockdown, a word that wasn’t around...