The hard road of free markets
John Cochrane, The Grumpy Economist
The fundamental reason so many markets are not free, and so dysfunctional, is that the voters of our democracy don’t really want freedom. Continue Reading...
What a 500-year-old movement can teach us about reforming capitalism
Judith Samuelson, Quartz
We know that rebuilding the most powerful, influential institution of our day is possible. It has happened before. Continue Reading...
Socialism, Capitalism Seen in New Light by Younger Americans
Eli Stokols, Wall Street Journal
Surveys show a leftward tilt, and pessimism about the future, among millennials.
The Essence of Capitalism Is Mutual Consent
Gary M. Continue Reading...
Faith of Our Founders: The Role of Religion in America’s Founding
Mark David Hall, The Imaginative Conservative
George Washington, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton are regularly referenced as Founders who embraced deism. Continue Reading...
Free the Farms, Feed the Poor
Richard Mason, FEE
While agricultural subsidies sound good on paper, they lead to negative and even harmful effects for low-income consumers and farmers alike.
Are Christians Called To Influence Society? Continue Reading...
How The Free Market Promotes Tolerance, Diversity, And Inclusion Far Better Than Socialism Does
Matthew Goldberg, The Federalist
Little has been written about the hypocrisy of socialism as the economic manifestation of ‘tolerance, diversity, and inclusion.’ The free market better promotes these three values. Continue Reading...
Capitalism Is a Farmer’s Best Friend
Jamin Hübner, FEE
Driverless tractors will probably be commercially available within two years.
How Do I Glorify God in My Job?
John Piper, Desiring God
Everything we do, from morning till night, is to be done in a Godward way, in reliance on his grace. Continue Reading...
New Study Shows Licensure Laws Kill Jobs in All 50 States
Collin Roth, The Daily Signal
In America, everyone who can is expected to work. We don’t think of work as some kind of punishment but as an element of a meaningful and productive life. Continue Reading...
Free Markets Help Food Banks Serve the Poor
Charles Hughes, Economics21
Discussion of capitalism often focuses on contributions to economic growth or productivity, but this emphasis places an artificial limit on the potential benefits of free markets. Continue Reading...
Poor Girls Are Leaving Their Brothers Behind
Alana Semuels, The Atlantic
As a college education becomes increasingly important in today’s economy, it’s girls, not boys, who are succeeding in school. For kids from poor families, that can make the difference between social mobility and a lifetime of poverty. Continue Reading...