Wonder Information Tag

Not being a fan of the movie Titanic, I was unaware of this anecdote. I ran into it reading Franco Moretti’s The Bourgeois. Between History and Literature. It seems to me a clear example of that “anti-capitalist mentality” we often talk about, and particularly of...

Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World traces a life journey that started with the gift of a single library card and culminated at the esteemed Hoover Institution. The story of one of our era’s most controversial authors on race, history,...

The Last Kingdom on Netflix is now in its fourth season and remains a pretty popular offering. But the life of the people it depicts is, well, “nasty, brutish and short.” Clearly, a lot has changed in the 1,100-plus years between the...

Venezuela's infamous Hugo Chavez, the UK's Jeremy Corbyn, the US's Bernie Sanders all proclaim their unwavering pledge to help the "poor" by increasing government intervention to raise their living conditions and to fight the injustices of inequality and capitalism. According to their message, poor people are...

Income inequality in the US celebrated its 50th birthday last year. Having declined steadily after World War II, 1968 began a 50-year winning streak. Few are cheering, though, because concentrations of wealth are dangerous. People controlling huge amounts of money can use their buying power to...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetHere’s a letter to someone who “stumbled into” my “disturbing blog”: Ms. White: Thanks for your e-mail in response to my favorably quoting George Will’s observation that America’s intelligentsia “is so unintelligent.” You accuse me (and Mr. Will) of mistaking “disagreement for unintelligence.” You’re wise to...