What is Blockchain?

Blockchain technology is responsible for massive technological advancements in nearly every industry, yet the question on everyone’s mind remains: What is it?

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. 

The Threat of Tariffs

The national economy is robust and strong – with reports of four percent growth last quarter and low unemployment – but a global trade war could bring a halt to this economic prosperity.

The Future of Social Security: Shifting Away from Pay-As-You-Go

This is the final installment in a series of articles addressing the future of Social Security.

In my previous articles, I laid out the arguments and counterarguments for raising taxes and/or reducing benefits to fix Social Security. However, none of those proposals addressed the challenges associated with how the program is funded.

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.

The Future of Social Security: Understanding the Problem

This is the first installment in a series of articles addressing the future of Social Security. My goal is to inform readers about the various challenges and proposed solutions surrounding this debate.

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...

Do You Pay Corporate Taxes? Probably.

Corporate taxes are a hot policy issue right now. The Trump administration has made tax reform one of its key initiatives and revived the debate (if it ever really went away) over what exactly... 

Don't Judge a Policy by Its Intent

You’re probably familiar with the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” I have an analogous saying, “Don’t judge a policy by its intent.”

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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