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...

The Future of Work: Bright or Bleak?

Machines first began automating human labor 200 years ago. Textile workers were hit hard when their bosses learned of the free, constant and near-flawless work that could be done by textile machines....

Capitalism and Discrimination

"Discrimination is not done by villains. It's done by us."
- Vivienne Ming, theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur

A Q&A-style discussion about the relationship between capitalism and discrimination...

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.

Entrepreneurship in Organizations: Change from the Bottom Up

In a story about entrepreneurship, you might not expect the main character to be a military colonel. Common perception tends to see the entrepreneur as one who builds a firm, attempting to earn...

The Rise and Fall of the Gold Standard

Many people are familiar with the gold standard, but few understand it. The gold standard was the system whereby gold and claims to gold were used as money. For nations operating under the gold...

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...

Property Rights: Theft and Security

This is part four of a four-part series on private property rights.

“If history could teach us anything, it is that private property is inextricably linked with civilization,” said Ludwig von Mises.

Property Rights: Gifts and Inheritance

This is part three of a four-part series on private property rights.

“If history could teach us anything, it is that private property is inextricably linked with civilization,” said Ludwig von Mises.

Property Rights: Exchange and Disputes

This is part two of a four-part series on private property rights.

“If history could teach us anything, it is that private property is inextricably linked with civilization,” said Ludwig von Mises.

Property Rights: Establishing Ownership

This is part one of a four-part series on private property rights.

“If history could teach us anything, it is that private property is inextricably linked with civilization,” said Ludwig von Mises.

Fundamentals of Public Choice

Does a politician become more benevolent upon election? As humans, do we change our behaviors upon being endowed with the responsibility of the public’s trust?

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