How close is the link between freedom and life satisfaction?

I think individual autonomy should be viewed not just as a factor contributing to human flourishing but as a factor that is integral to it in the same way that good relations with other people and a feeling of competence are also integral to human flourishing. It seems to me that the nature of . . . → Read More: How Close is the Link Between Freedom and Life Satisfaction?

Protecting Us from Ourselves

It sure is nice to see the nanny state at work:

Students who attend Chicago’s Little Village Academy public school get nothing but nutritional tough love during their lunch period each day. The students can either eat the cafeteria food–or go hungry. Only students with allergies are allowed to bring a homemade lunch to . . . → Read More: Protecting Us from Ourselves

Bruce Campbell: No $2,000/oz. Gold in Forecast

Not long after a New York Times headline quipped, “Now the Gold Rush Is to the Exits,” Campbell & Lee Investment Management Cofounders, Bruce Campbell and Joe Lee, hung out their shingles in Oakville, Ontario. That was late in 1999. With the price of the precious metal (PM) sinking . . . → Read More: Bruce Campbell: No $2,000/oz. Gold in Forecast

Economic Events on April 14, 2011

At 8:30 AM EDT, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report.  The consensus is that there were 380,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 2,000 less than the number released last week.

Also at 8:30 AM EDT, the Producer Price Index for March will be released.  The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 14, 2011