Fad Economics

Some of you have heard Economics described as “the dismal science,” and may find truth in the phrase. The origin, though, speaks to a less obvious intent. Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle came up with the phrase in the mid 1800s, but his reason for it was...

Angels and Money

The great thinker Milton Friedman, in a seminal interview with Phil Donahue, exposed one of the great, under-addressed flaws in the premise of socialism and its other central-planning variants: the fact that the people in charge are no different than the people they...

Maximum Pluck

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has been all over the news lately, with complaints and warnings regarding a tax revenue shortfall that’s threatening his progressive agenda. He points the finger of blame (something he may or may not have learned from the...