Why, in spite of massive evidence that profits motivate entrepreneurs to innovate in ways that enable so many of us to live comfortably, is there still a sense that inequality is unfair?
Writing in a recent New York Times Sunday review column, Neal Gabler takes note of the The Atlantic’s list of the “14 Biggest Ideas of the Year”:
Take a deep breath. The ideas include “The Players Own the Game” (No. 12), “Wall Street: Same as it
Suppose Congress passed a law requiring that all restaurant meals include broccoli and okra, whether the customer wanted them or not. Restaurants must also charge the same price for all meals, regardless of whether the customer ordered a small salad or a large steak. And
Imagine that you are beginning your first year of college. Things start off well, but then one day you come to class and are dismayed to find your professor asking you to turn in an assignment that wasn’t on the syllabus. After this, the professor
Only by focusing on enriching his own life has Jobs benefitted the lives of others
Steve Jobs has been described in many ways: brilliant, innovative, driven, visionary, even egomaniacal. One word rarely associated with Jobs is “philanthropic”—indeed, he eliminated all corporate charity programs when returning as
After touting "green energy" as the solution to everything from climate change to economic recession, the Obama administration is facing the somewhat embarrassing failure of one of its pet projects: the solar energy start up Solyndra Inc.
While the failure of a solar energy company is
Washington’s latest attempt to put a stop to economic success in the name of “fairness”
In an economy characterized by slow growth, one might expect the government to do what it can to help speed the pace of business. In economics, speed is crucial: the rate
The source of technology and prosperity—the free human mind—is unshackled only under capitalism
Would you give up the Internet for a million dollars? This was the question posed in a recent YouTube video distributed by The Fund for American Studies. Not surprisingly, many who were interviewed
Ten years after the horrific wounds he inflicted on the American people, Osama bin Laden is dead. His death brings a sense of closure to many eager to see justice served. With the most recognizable jihadist dead and gone, Americans have been prompted to reflect
A piece in the The New York Times reviews a recent book by Lee Siegel, Are You Serious?: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly. Surveying a variety of examples from both high and popular culture, Siegel claims that in