Must Watch: The truth about popular culture – why is it so vulgar?

You are more likely to bear witness to a trash can at an art museum than the works of Caravaggio, Edvard Munch or Vincent van Gogh. You are more likely to hear the vacuous sounds of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Beyonce than the heavenly music of … [Read more...]

Guest Post: The Future of Flexible Workplaces

Who would’ve thought that a time would come when employees would be able to wear flip-flops to work, bring along their dogs or play volleyball at lunch? Well, employees at Google can do just that and much more. Are they more productive? Well, … [Read more...]

Can the media be consistent in 2016 election?

The 2016 United States presidential election has probably been the most interesting election cycle since the 1980s when Ronald Reagan was making plenty of hilarious jokes. The 2016 presidential election is pitting one corrupt, lying, crony statist … [Read more...]

Upset over EpiPen controversy? Blame the U.S. government, FDA

By: Jonathan Newman There’s a new bout of outrage over an expensive medicine or medical treatment. While the good in question changes each time, the blame always seems to fall on greedy corporations who just aren’t regulated enough. Free markets … [Read more...]

How doctors are influenced by drug companies

By: Michel Accad It's true that perks from pharma companies influence doctors. But pharma dollars are nothing compared to the subsidies doled out by governments. In his recent article “Feed Me, Pharma,” ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein has … [Read more...]

Guest Post: How to Make a 5-Hour Workday Work for You

By: Stephan Aarstol The 9-to-5 grind has created a cult of workaholics. Unfortunately, the 8-hour workday hasn’t budged in 100 years. Never mind that the Information Age represents the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution and that … [Read more...]

Brazil’s Lost Decade: We Must Free Our Economy

By: Felipe Capella It was a lost decade for Latin America. Years of populist governments combined with a commodity boom turned out to be our oil curse, our Dutch Disease. This disastrous mix made bad public policies look like temporary successes, … [Read more...]

A New Set of Crises for the European Union

By: Brendan Brown European monetary union and free movement of peoples from impoverished East to the rich West will likely be twins in death as they were at birth. It has been a slow but steadfast journey from the Paris-Berlin accords on … [Read more...]

5 ways the government taxes (and hurts) the poor

The issue of taxation in the United States and in most developed countries is a complex matter. With the tax code bigger than a lot of books on quantum mechanics, existential philosophy and crime noir combined, complying with the current tax system … [Read more...]

Why milking the rich will never resolve Washington’s debt issues

Part of the presidential campaign rhetoric this election season has been taxing the rich because the United States federal government needs to invest even more money in education, tackle the trillion-dollar-plus budget deficit and make the affluent … [Read more...]