By Jean Vilbert Health care. Education. Among others, these goods have been considered so important that most current governments make a huge effort to provide them to people with inadequate incomes. Surely, it would be crazy to deny how important these goods are. In a 2016 survey conducted by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) titled “The 2016 US … [Read more...] about What If Charity Replaced Taxation?
Counter Markets – Trends & Strategies for Maximum Freedom
By Michael Munger Economists love markets. Markets tell us what to do, in efficient, decentralized ways, through the signals conveyed by prices. Prices tell you how much someone else values the thing you are considering using, even if you don’t know who that person is. But one economist, Ronald H. Coase, had an annoying question, way back in the 1930s. His question was … [Read more...] about Why Do You Have a Boss?
Op-Ed by Mitchell Nemeth The Internet has provided humanity with so much content that in many ways, we are overloaded with information. Our smartphones are constantly buzzing with notifications about the latest podcast upload or commercial email marketing the newest product at our favorite store. We take this for granted, but it has occurred, in part, because the Internet … [Read more...] about The Hidden Costs of Free Social Media
By Chris Edwards The federal government spends $14 billion a year on subsidies for local rail and bus transit. This spending should be zeroed out in the next federal transportation bill because it induces cities to own and run monopoly transit systems that are unionized and mismanaged. Federal transit aid has mainly covered capital costs, not operations and maintenance. … [Read more...] about Why Does the US Transit System Have a $100 Billion Maintenance Backlog?
By Brooke Medina and Doug McCullough Professional success and entrepreneurship can be rewarding, but they have their limitations. Joy and ultimate meaning are too often viewed as byproducts of landing that dream job or reaching a certain income. But instead of expecting our work life to dictate our outlook, we need to flip the script. By choosing to begin each workday with a … [Read more...] about How Bringing Joy to Work Can Improve Your Life (and Save You From Burnout)