Book Review – Talent Is Overrated

Good insights backed up by extensive research . . . → Read More: Book Review – Talent Is Overrated

Free Lunch

There is no such thing as a free lunch, even when it is packaged as a stimulus plan . . . → Read More: Free Lunch

“Free Lunch” By David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston has written a book on a very important topic, the corporate welfare that occurs on a massive scale. Unfortunately, Mr. Johnston takes a very important topic and shoots it so full of populist sensationalism that it is hard to take him seriously. One of the main building blocks of his hype . . . → Read More: “Free Lunch” By David Cay Johnston

Are You A Terrorist?

The Domestic Terrorist list of characteristics ensures that most Americans can qualify in some way. Who knows, maybe you are a closet terrorist. . . . → Read More: Are You A Terrorist?

What Is A Trillion Dollars?

According to the Bureau of Engraving, a dollar bill is .0043 inches thick. A stack of a trillion dollar bills would reach up 358 million feet, or 67,866 miles. . . . → Read More: What Is A Trillion Dollars?

Winners And Losers

Voluntary trade ensures that people only deal with others when they expect to be better off after the trade. . . . → Read More: Winners And Losers

The Audacity Of Actually Thinking

Politicians have jumped on board the stimulus bandwagon. It would be nice if they would think for a change. . . . → Read More: The Audacity Of Actually Thinking

The Irony Of Antitrust

Hurting consumers presumably involves restricting output and raising prices, as antitrust theory goes. Preventing that sounds heroic, like being the champion of the people, but the reality is that antitrust actions have a much better record of protecting inefficient companies at the expense of more efficient competitors and consumers. . . . → Read More: The Irony Of Antitrust

Skyscrapers And Business Cycles

While correlation isn’t causation, and tall buildings certainly don’t cause economic downturns, the Skyscraper Index is quite interesting and can help to shed some light on the workings of business cycles. . . . → Read More: Skyscrapers And Business Cycles

Health Care – A Crisis Of Central Planning

Central planning in healthcare is destroying health care. The solution is not more central planning, but less. . . . → Read More: Health Care – A Crisis Of Central Planning