Wonder Information Tag

There is much in Thomas Sowell’s Discrimination and Disparities that the seasoned Sowell reader will find familiar. Nonetheless, Sowell brings new insights and a clear perspective to a pressing issue. I snatched up Discrimination and Disparities when it first appeared in 2018, and this past...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from pages 12-13 of the late biologist George C. Williams’s excellent 1997 book, The Pony Fish’s Glow (emphasis added): Fishhooks today come in a great variety of shapes and sizes. Some have more than one barb or more than one point, often...

We know from Atlas Shrugged, and many other Ayn Rand writings, that capitalists are egoists. They trade to make a profit, and this is morally admirable. They are wealth creators. We should be very grateful to millionaires and billionaires who earn their money through voluntary trade....

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 43 of economist Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.’s, important 2019 book, Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism (footnote deleted; link added): During the Industrial Revolution, not only was the past remembered as better than it really was, the present was...

I’m a heretic in a world where environmentalism is a leading religion. I think it’s okay to use a lot of paper, and I generally ignore the little exhortation at the bottom of so many emails saying “Think about the environment before printing this.” This...