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Confession: ever since I began to study economics as an 18-year old, I’ve always had difficulty understanding the thought processes of people who fancy themselves fit to intervene into the affairs of other adults in ways that will improve the lives of other adults as...

Here’s a letter to a new correspondent: Mr. Jones: Thanks for sharing your thoughts on my recent essay on the importance of Econ 101. While I agree with much that you write, I plead guilty to your charge of “dulling students’ excitement about solving collective challenges through democratic...

Envy is evil. Not just for its corrosive effects on society, but for what it can do to undermine your own success. Envy makes you bitter and joyless. Worse, it blinds you to your own potential and the opportunity around you. If the success of those around...