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Some recommendations for developing compassion, courage, determination, fairness, grit, honesty, patience, respect, responsibility, self-motivation, and temperance.We may be witnessing the resurgence of character education. There seems to be renewed interest in what was, for eons, a core element of education—teaching young people the attributes...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetI’m starting here at Cafe Hayek a new series titled “Who Says Capitalism Doesn’t Work?” (I almost titled it: “Who Says Ordinary Americans Aren’t Amazingly Prosperous?”) The series will feature goods, services, events, and experiences that only a people magnificently rich can afford. Here’s my...

In 2008, I wrote a book, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot. I warned, based on my study of closing democracies in 20th century history, that America needed to beware of a slide toward totalitarianism. I warned that would-be tyrants, whether...

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What makes somebody “essential?” Governmental and societal responses to Covid-19 have revolved around classifying certain types of human behavior and individuals themselves as “essential” or “nonessential.” But what is the meaning of this distinction?  Essential to whom? Essential to what end? Who has the ability to...

The Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Yousif Almoayyed. Recorded at the Mises Institute on March 19, 2021. Includes an introduction by Peter G. Klein. The Austrian Economics Research Conference is the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School, bringing together leading scholars doing research in...

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet…is from page xiv of University of Notre Dame philosopher James Otteson’s excellent and hot-off-the-Cambridge-University-Press book, Seven Deadly Economic Sins (2021): But one of the primary intellectual virtues is to know the limits of one’s knowledge, and to proportion one’s beliefs (and the strength of...