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Applications now open: Mini-Grants on Free Market Economics

The Mini-Grants on Free Market Economics: Research & Teaching program continues for the upcoming 2020 academic year and the application is now live. This grant program is intended to enhance the effectiveness in the research and teaching of market economics for faculty at colleges, universities, and seminaries in the United States and Canada. Continue Reading...

The myth of the young entrepreneur

Jeffrey Tucker wrote a good piece at The American Institute for Economic Research. It is an important reminder about how hard business is and how the idea that most entrepreneurs are young is a myth. Continue Reading...

The 101 greatest philosophers of liberty (and Lord Acton is #70)

The Acton Institute’s namesake, Lord Acton, finds himself honored in a new book about the philosophers who cultivated the intellectual seeds that blossomed into Western civilization. Lord John Dalberg-Acton ranks at number 70, not because he had less influence on liberty than 69 others, but because the new collection unfolds in chronological order. Continue Reading...

College student sets himself on fire for socialism

On Friday, November 8, a 22-year-old French college student set himself on fire outside the government agency that administers university housing and living allowances. The reason? The government had revoked his monthly benefits after he failed his courses for the second year in a row. Continue Reading...

Public school installs stained glass window celebrating ‘Christian socialist’

When a public school receives a stained glass window from a church, it typically stirs controversy about the separation of church and state. Yet an elementary school has recently installed a window celebrating a self-described “Christian socialist.” Willard Elementary School in Winchester, Indiana, has festooned its cafeteria with a window donated by the town’s First United Methodist Church, depicting the woman whose name the school bears. Continue Reading...

The temptation of propaganda

Law & Liberty just published a talk I gave at the Philadelphia Society meeting earlier this year on conservatism and the future of truth.   We live in an age of propaganda. Continue Reading...

China has a lawless government

There’s rarely a day when China isn’t featured prominently in the news. Once upon a time, most of that coverage was about China’s rise out of poverty. Now, however, greater attention is being given to some decidedly negative developments. Continue Reading...