Monthly Archives: August 2013

Protecting consumers by forcing businesses to overcharge them?

Town car and taxi regulations across the country are facing heat for requiring certain “luxury” businesses to charge more for their services than other businesses, like taxis. In Portland, the City recently enforced fines and a threat of suspension against … Continue reading

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Should a 9-Year-Old Be Punished for Winning Too Much?

A nine-year-old boy reads 63 books in six weeks, winning his local library’s children’s summer reading contest. For the fifth year in a row, no one can keep up with him (even his younger brother, who came in second this … Continue reading

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Trade 101: Lessons from a Craigslist Veteran

What can Craigslist teach us about the beauty of trade? Some basic economic principles we may have forgotten, says the Acton Institute’s Joseph Sunde. “…[B]ottom-up trading tools like Craigslist serve a bigger purpose than ridding our attics of stinky old … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: Shane (1953)

“That’s the trouble with this country. There ain’t a marshal within a hundred-mile ride.” Considered by many the greatest Western of all time, Shane (1953) is about the end of the era of cattle drivers, the open range, and gunfighters … Continue reading

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Freedom in Fiction: The Groves of Academe

By Gilion Dumas White Russians, communists, atheists, Catholics, progressives, classicists, English professors, and visiting poets all roam the halls of Jocelyn College and the pages of Mary McCarthy’s 1951 campus novel classic, The Groves of Academe. Jocelyn is an experimental … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)

“Amateur” is French for “one who loves.” Unfortunately, today “amateur” has taken on the connotation of “mediocre.” Amateurs may love their avocation, our modern minds assume, but not enough to be “really good at it.” “Professionals,” we think, are those … Continue reading

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