Aristotle on Economics and the Flourishing Life
Harvey C. Mansfield,
Modern economics makes its way without study of the “flourishing life,” which is one translation of what Aristotle meant by happiness. For him, as for common sense, happiness is the goal of ethics and politics, and ultimately of economics.
Elon Musk Isn’t Religious Enough to Colonize Mars
James Poulos, Foreign Policy
Silicon Valley wants to explore space as tech entrepreneurs. We should be traveling as pilgrims.
Sugar subsidies are the zombies of crony capitalism
Jazz Shaw, Hot Air
It’s probably too late to get either of the presidential candidates to focus on something as silly as destructive government policies which could absolutely be addressed by congress next year, but for what it’s worth we may as well give it a try.
Charter Schools and Choice: The Civil Rights Issue of our Day
Erik Root, Opportunity Lives
Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that serve a diverse constituency. In general, independent, nonprofit organizations run charter schools, which are granted contracts by a state or local agency and have a fair amount of leeway in exchange for greater accountability.