The Philosophical Foundations of Capitalism

The greatest era of capitalist development—the last two centuries—has taken place under the ongoing cultural influence of the philosophy of the Enlightenment.

Let’s Cancel Student Loans – Not Forgive Them, But Cancel the Program

Higher education in the US is bloated and dysfunctional because federal meddling turned it into a mass entitlement. Turn off the federal spigot and it will rapidly improve.

Solar Microgrid Failure in India

“In the first three years, it worked well and people were using it. But after three years the batteries were exhausted and it was never repaired.”

Politics

How The Free World Should Deal with Dictatorships

How The Free World Should Deal with Dictatorships

Dictatorships use their connections to the free world to get unearned respect, steal technology and money, and spread propaganda. The best solution would be to achieve the highest degree of separation possible between the free world and the unfree world.

The Nation’s Top Scientists Lied

The Nation’s Top Scientists Lied

“Scott Atlas stated the simple fact that immunity is higher than those with antibodies, whereupon Dr. Fauci criticizes him without contradicting what was actually said. Stating a simple scientific fact is not ‘extraordinarily inappropriate.’ What is going on?”

A Parent’s Guide to Kendi’s Antiracist Baby

A Parent’s Guide to Kendi’s Antiracist Baby

Ibram X. Kendi’s antiracism – like racism – is an ideology that manages to indoctrinate and segregate.  Far from healing history’s wounds, Ibram X. Kendi’s “antiracism” sows disharmony. Maybe we should go back to reading liberalism to our children. By liberalism, I mean a cluster of ideas that includes equal freedom, equal treatment under the law, and colorblindness.

CULTURE

The Nation’s Top Scientists Lied

The Nation’s Top Scientists Lied

“Scott Atlas stated the simple fact that immunity is higher than those with antibodies, whereupon Dr. Fauci criticizes him without contradicting what was actually said. Stating a simple scientific fact is not ‘extraordinarily inappropriate.’ What is going on?”

MARKETS

LAW

No Time to End the Filibuster

No Time to End the Filibuster

While one political group may not benefit from the filibuster on a current issue, they may find it very valuable protection in the future. Senator Warren be warned: You may not like the consequences of your campaign.

Abortion Rights are Pro-Life

Abortion Rights are Pro-Life

Abortion-rights advocates should not cede the terms “pro-life” and “right to life” to the anti-abortionists. It is a woman’s right to her life that gives her the right to terminate her pregnancy.

SCI-TECH

The Danger of Radical Environmentalism

The Danger of Radical Environmentalism

The fundamental goal of environmentalism is not clean air and clean water; rather, it is the demolition of technological/industrial civilization. Environmentalism’s goal is not the advancement of human health, human happiness, and human life; rather, it is a subhuman world where “nature” is worshipped like the totem of some primitive religion.

The Real Meaning of Earth Hour

The Real Meaning of Earth Hour

The lights of our cities and monuments are a symbol of human achievement, of what mankind has accomplished in rising from the cave to the skyscraper. Earth Hour presents the disturbing spectacle of people celebrating those lights being extinguished. Earth Hour symbolizes the renunciation of industrial civilization.

WORLD

Ludwig von Mises’s Free Market Agenda for a Postwar Ukraine

Ludwig von Mises’s Free Market Agenda for a Postwar Ukraine

Whether at least part of Ukraine survives as a free and independent country when this war ends, or whether that will have to wait until some time in the future, Ukrainians will have to plan for the reconstruction of their economy at some point in the future. The economic policy agenda for such a reconstruction is at least partly at hand, and can be found in the writings of the Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises.

A New Age of Barbarism

A New Age of Barbarism

The last two years have revealed to us what we would rather not have discovered, namely that freedom and rights, along with enlightened ideals and good science, are extraordinarily fragile.