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Underlying the political collectivism of the anti-Columbus crowd is a racist view of human nature. Columbus day approaches, but to the “politically correct” this is no cause for celebration. On the contrary, they view the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 as an occasion to be...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetReading this report in the Wall Street Journal prompts me again to ask if the advocates of lockdown – including “teachers” unions – will ever apologize for the harm their policies have inflicted on children. A slice: When the pandemic disrupted schools in spring 2020,...

As one-size-fits-all COVID vaccine mandates sweep government, academia, and corporate America, new data are emerging that undermine the public health justifications for these policies. Studies from multiple countries now indicate that vaccination alone is less effective than the acquired immunity many already possess and unable...

There is an interesting article in The New Yorker about one of my competitors in the intro textbook market. A notable tidbit:Jonathan Gruber, who teaches introductory economics at M.I.T., felt that core might introduce too much complexity for a foundational course. He worried that so much emphasis on...

We continue our look at Murray Rothbard's two volume An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought with a show focused on Adam Smith. Rothbard attacked him mercilessly as a plagiarist who set economic theory back decades with his muddled views on value and...

There is less than a week to go before the Economics Nobel Prize. Dear Nobel Committee: How can you not give the prize to Tom Sowell this year? Tom's work evidently merits a Nobel purely as a contribution to economics, covering many issues. But we can't ignore...