Who Really Cares About the Poor?: A Socratic Dialogue
Bryan Caplan, EconLog
Glaucon: Can you believe all these rich jerks who refuse to help the poor? Socrates: I’m puzzled, Glaucon. You’re rich, but I’ve never seen you help the poor.
According to UNICEF, sub-Saharan Africa will be home to the highest number of child brides in the world by 2050, surpassing South Asia. In Nigeria, for example, where the country’s rate of child marriage has been falling by 1% a year over the past 30 years, its dramatic population growth will mean that an estimated 50 million women (pdf, p.9) in the region’s largest economy will be married before the age of 18.
Don’t Fall for Back-to-School Tax Holidays
Helaine Olen, Slate
These sort of promotions play to everything from our desire for a bargain to our hatred of taxes, not to mention our unwillingness to let someone else get a deal while we pay more money for an item just a few days later.
Fast moving bad news builds prosperity
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today
Free markets automatically create and transmit negative information, while socialism hides it.