Free Speech and Privilege

There are occasions, in the halls of public discourse, where high-concept exposition turns into farce, where an author’s grand ideas depict a lack of self-awareness so monumental that it defies belief. Consider a deeply self-important op-ed by K-Sue Park,...

Markets, Regulation, and Opportunity Cost

A friend in one of my political groups shared a quote culled from a Wall Street Journal comments-section discussion: Government regulation also creates markets in the first place. Markets aren’t naturally occurring phenomena. The quote, meant to rebut the...

Underestimating Human Ingenuity

There is a very common human failure, one born out of hubris, self-centeredness, and a touch of solipsism. It can be expressed as “if I, personally, can’t envision how something would work, then it won’t.” Phrased thus, it sounds silly, but...