Wonder Information Tag

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 5 of Cass Sunstein’s superb 2005 book, Laws of Fear: Human beings, cultures, nations often single out one or a few social risks as “salient,” and ignore the others. DBx: Yes. What Sunstein here describes is called by behavioral economists the...

Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West. David P. Deavel and Jessica Hooten Wilson, eds. University of Notre Dame Press. 2020. 392 pages. English literature scholar Ed Ericson told a story about teaching Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago to American undergrads, who knew plenty about...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… there is an equal and opposite reaction. So says Newton’s Third Law of Motion. What is true in the physical world is very often true also in the social world. Extremism on the political left causes extremism on the political right; extremism on the...

… there is an equal and opposite reaction. So says Newton’s Third Law of Motion. What is true in the physical world is very often true also in the social world. Extremism on the political left causes extremism on the political right; extremism on the political right...

It is amazing how many people seem to have discovered last Wednesday that riots are wrong — when many of those same people apparently had not noticed that when riots went on, for weeks or even months, in various cities across the country last year. For...

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...