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Socialists err dangerously when they assume a market economy is a conscious project.

Airy, abstract words are the currency of democratic politics. Conservatism, liberalism, nationalism, democracy, socialism—you have to use them, but they can easily gum up your thought....

The new year is supposed to bring hope, but too often it feels grim. We resolve to be virtuous—to lose weight, to exercise, to unplug from social media—but we recall past failures and fear another losing struggle. 

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With our democracy in crisis, the poet and prophet of the American ideal should be our guide.

When Walt Whitman arrived in Washington at the end of 1862 to take up residence in the city and serve as a hospital volunteer, the construction of the Capitol dome was not yet...

The right to an inexpensive, public postal system in the United States has roots that go back further than most amendments recorded in the Bill of Rights.

In 1775, Benjamin Franklin ran the post office and used it to sustain communications between a small group of revol...

Actor Pierce Brosnan praised President Trump’s economic policy and for putting people back to work in a new interview Thursday.

The Irish-born James Bond star, who once openly toyed with moving back to Ireland over Mr. Trump’s presidency, told The Hill that he no l...

For humanity over all, life just keeps getting better.

If you’re depressed by the state of the world, let me toss out an idea: In the long arc of human history, 2019 has been the best year ever.

The bad things that you fret about are true. But it’s also true that since m...

December 29, 2019

1 Talking to My Daughter About the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis
The ubiquitous economist and former Greek finance minister explains it all (56,723 copies)

2 Shoe Dog by Phil Knight 
The Nike story, written by one of its founders: more than just doing it (48,222)

3 Factful...

The Princess Royal has said the 
introduction of health and safety rules in sport could actually put more children at risk of harm.

In an interview with The Telegraph, the Princess tells of her concern that children no longer have the “skills” to choose for themselves w...

December 29, 2019

It’s time to be scientific about global warming, says climatologist Judith Curry.

We’ve all come across the images of polar bears drifting on ice floes: emblematic victims of the global warming that’s melting the polar ice caps, symbols of the threat to the earth posed...

The mom and decluttering expert is sharing her method with kids in a new children's book.

Marie Kondo became a household name thanks to her “spark joy” approach to decluttering, as outlined in her bestselling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Now she’s hopi...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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