Wonder Information Tag

(Don Boudreaux) TweetUber and other ride-sharing services save thousands of lives. Brad Polumbo reports. A slice: A study by two economists at the University of California, Berkeley examined the impact that Uber, specifically, has had on alcohol-related traffic deaths and total traffic deaths in the US....

(Don Boudreaux) TweetTodd Zywicki, my friend and GMU colleague over in the law school, explains in today’s Wall Street Journal why he’s suing GMU officials over their vaccine mandate. Here’s his conclusion: If I were not already naturally immune to Covid, I would have long ago...

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), America’s twenty-third president (1889-1893) and the grandson of its ninth president (William Henry Harrison, 1841), may have owed his one term in office to what today is euphemistically called vote harvesting. In Harrison’s time, people called it “Blocks of Five Dudley” for...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 25 of the 2008 updated version of University of Arizona philosopher David Schmidtz’s excellent 1994 paper, “The Institution of Property“: We should applaud institutions that encourage people to care for each other. But telling people they are required to tend...