Wonder Information Tag

Envy is evil. Not just for its corrosive effects on society, but for what it can do to undermine your own success. Envy makes you bitter and joyless. Worse, it blinds you to your own potential and the opportunity around you. If the success of those around...

Scott Lincicome Dear Capitolisters, , An increasingly common tactic on the populist right is to label skeptics of new government programs (protectionism, subsidies, etc.) “free market fundamentalists” who dogmatically oppose any and all government regulation and believe in the perfection of free markets (or whatever). The ploy is...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetPhil Magness and Jack Nicastro decry the brutalization – sparked by Covid Derangement Syndrome – of college students. Here’s their opening: On March 10, 2020 at 7:16 p.m. the University of Dayton tweeted that all dormitories on campus would be closed less than 24...

The death of Common Sense begins with the words initiated by the morass of Bureaucracy couched in safety and security. Indeed, and according to past President Ronald Reagan, the most frightening words to hear in the English language are para ‘We’re here from the government...

Yesterday, Tyler Cowen published his interview with Hoover Institution economist John Cochrane. It’s a lot of fun and full of insights. I recommend the whole thing. Some fun highlights follow. If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich(er)? COWEN: Brazil has very high real interest rates for decades,...

Years ago, one of my little sister’s least favorite jobs was sweeping the kitchen floor. Although the kitchen was small, the chore would take her forever, and she would often sit there amidst the scattered chairs, broom in one direction, dustpan in another, particles of...

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he times you live in leave their mark on you. And COVID times have left a mark on me; they’ve repainted a libertarian streak on my politics. We’ve had a year-long experiment in sacrificing liberties for a common national purpose. At the start of...