Wonder Information Tag

On this Constitution Day, 2021, I again write about the crucial importance of the Preamble to the proper interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. If this nation is to remain politically intact and economically vibrant, it must concede the importance of that opening sentence and especially...

Editor’s Note: The following excerpt is adapted from The Gold Standard: Retrospect and Prospect edited by Peter C. Earle and William J. Luther. One shortcoming of the bitcoin protocol is its limited transactions capacity. In the early stages of bitcoin’s development, Satoshi Nakamoto imposed a block...

What are we to make of Galileo Galilei? A scientific hero whose revolutionary ideas were quashed by the institutional authority of the early 17th-century church? A natural philosopher who defended Copernicus’ mathematics and astronomy valiantly but was prone to vanity and arrogance? Or even, as...

In the wake of the Afghanistan debacle, which could have been avoided with even a hint of Executive Branch foresight, President Biden needed a win. And how did he chase that much-needed win? He ordered some 80 million American citizens to get vaccinated. This he...