Freedom and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy involves a variety of complex and interrelated tasks entrusted to the national government. A shortlist includes building strategic alliances, developing trade agreements, improving...

Reflecting on the Constitution in 2019

This week – Constitution Week – I am reflecting on what was so intriguing to me about the American Founding and the Constitution.

The Gig Economy, Millennials and Capitalism

Since the Industrial Revolution catalyzed the Labor Movement, workers have been tied to the 8 hour work day, expected to work diligently from “9 to 5.” However, recent trends suggest this structure may be shifting...

Capitalism Mythbusters: Free markets destroy civil society.

This is the fourth entry in a multi-part series on Capitalism Mythbusters. 

It is becoming increasingly common for people to attribute the economic system of free exchange, also known as capitalism, with the erosion of community and civil society. 

Capitalism Mythbusters: Free markets are bad for your health.

This is the third entry in a multi-part series on Capitalism Mythbusters. 

In this post, I examine the myth that free markets negatively impact your health.

Civil Asset Forfeiture in North Dakota

“It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.” 
- Frédéric Bastiat

How Paternalistic is North Dakota?

When we think of the state of North Dakota, we seldom imagine it as a modern-day Orwellian nanny-state, dripping with paternalistic policies created “in our best interest”. But just how paternalistic is our state...

Minimum Wages Lead to Minimum Freedom

Earlier this month, minimum wage hikes took effect in 18 states. Thankfully, North Dakota wasn’t one of them.

Technological Revolutions

By the time you finish reading this post, I hope to convince you that ‘technology’ refers to an especially broad range of phenomenon...

Is Economic Freedom the Secret to Happiness?

The scientific study of happiness and well-being is relatively young. The field got its start as philosophers sought to discover what it meant to live a meaningful and virtuous life.

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