Harvard economist Benjamin Friedman’s book, ‘Religion and the Rise of Capitalism,’ provides an illuminating, if not always convincing, examination of how theology influenced modern economic thought.
Adam Smith wasn’t a flawless man, but it’s intellectually dishonest to associate Smith with slavery and oppression while ignoring his actual writings.
It seems almost embarrassing to have to rehearse the case for free trade, but Donald Trump is determined to make us learn it all over again, the hard way.
Some conservatives are dismissing the eighteenth-century Enlightenment and trying to surrender its brilliant legacy to the enemies of Enlightenment on the Left.
The form of nationalism that is present today, and to which Trump seems to subscribe, is a reaction to something that has been going within our communities.
Not widely read until after her untimely passing at age 41, Jane Austen’s works became popular around 15 years later, were all republished in 1832, and have not gone out of print since.
United upset people when it dragged a ticketed passenger off an overbooked flight to make room for crew. Understanding economics could have helped them.
If Trump wants to reduce the corporate income tax, he should cut at least some of the $147 billion the government spends on research grants.
The Target and Lilly Pulitzer frenzy highlights the beauty and risks of capitalism.
‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban is a modern-day Adam Smith, posing as a billionaire business investor. Here’s Cuban on government, his mini-me, and free markets.
‘The pursuit of happiness’ shouldn’t confuse people who study the American founders.
If Osteen prosperity gospel is heresy, it is a very American heresy.
History shows how local, mutual aid fed hungry children, covered medical emergencies, and empowered working-class men—no formal government necessary.
Michael Tomasky’s risible contentions probably tells us more about his intellectual honesty than anything else.
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