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Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia EconTalkPhilosopher and author Zena Hitz of St. John's College talks about her book, Lost in Thought, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Hitz defends learning for its own sake--learning that has nothing to do with passing an exam or preparing for a career. For Hitz, learning is...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetJeffrey Tucker mourns the passing of the great Wall Street Journal editor and columnist George Melloan. A slice: It didn’t surprise me at all that Melloan was an anti-lockdowner. He was an old-school liberal who believed “markets are like Mother Nature, not to be messed...

Editorial note: this essay originally appeared in the Des Moines Register, Sept 1990, and a revised version in The Key Reporter, 60 (2, Winter 1994-1995): 1-3. It serves as a helpful reminder of where this country was 30 years ago. The headlines make it hard not...

Thursday, October 1, 2020Hoover InstitutionThe Hoover Institution presents an online virtual speaker series based on the scholarly research and commentary written by Hoover fellows participating in the Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism. This project objectively investigates the historical record to assess the...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 79 of Deirdre McCloskey’s important 2019 book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All: The communist, fascist, and national socialist régimes dating from 1917, 1922, and 1933, all of them versions...