Entrepreneur Day

Today at the Library of Law and Liberty, I take a cue from probablist Nassim Nicholas Taleb and call for the commemoration of a National Entrepreneurs Day: One has been proposed in the U.S. Continue Reading...

Have Cookies Convinced the Pope About Capitalism?

Based on their latest headline, it looks like someone from the Acton Institute is writing for the The Onion: Pope Francis Reverses Position On Capitalism After Seeing Wide Variety Of American Oreos As the article says: Admitting the startling discovery had compelled him to reexamine his long-held beliefs, His Holiness Pope Francis announced Tuesday that he had reversed his critical stance toward capitalism after seeing the immense variety of Oreos available in the United States. Continue Reading...

Is Free Market Capitalism Moral?

Is free market capitalism moral or immoral? If it’s based on greed and selfishness, should it be rejected for an alternative economic system? And if capitalism is moral, what makes it so? Continue Reading...

Overcoming ‘Anti-Foreign Bias’ in Trade and Immigration

Many conservatives exhibit a peculiar tendency to be pro-liberty when it comes to business, trade, and wages, but protectionist when it comes to the economic effects of immigration. It’s an odd disconnect, and yet, as we’ve begun to see with figures like Donald Trump and Rick Santorum, one side is bound to eventually give way. Continue Reading...

Will the Catholic Church Eventually Embrace Democratic Capitalism?

Pope Francis hasn’t been shy about showing his disdain for capitalism and. During his recent trip to Latin America, for example, the pontiff said the the unfettered capitalism is “the dung of the devil.” Like many others, I’ve complained that the pope is presenting a distorted, incomplete, and naive view of capitalism. Continue Reading...