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"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...

– January 4, 2021 Reading Time: 5 minutes As pointed out by many, including the late Robert Nelson, many people over these past few decades have embraced environmentalism as their religion. One of the familiar tropes of the resulting dogma is that our pre-industrial ancestors...

– January 4, 2021 Reading Time: 6 minutes Most scholars agree that America’s involvement in Vietnam was an unmitigated public policy disaster. In 2020, a new standard for monumental government failure has been set: our public policy response to the coronavirus, which has resulted in...

Author Matthew Crawford talks about his book Why We Drive with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. The conversation is about driving but also much more: how human beings interact with technology and what we gain and give up when we embrace technology driven by corporate profit-seeking. (0...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from pages 327-328 of 2015 Nobel-laureate Angus Deaton’s 2013 book The Great Escape: The slowdown in [economic] growth is likely overstated, because the statisticians miss a lot of quality improvements, especially for services, which represent an increasing share of national output. The information...