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How Not to Defend Alexander Hamilton

Having written my own defense of Alexander Hamilton’s indispensable place on America’s money, I was pleased to see another defense in the New York Times that seemed to run along similar lines: “in bumping Alexander Hamilton from the center of the $10 bill, we would be exiling the man most responsible for our nation’s having […]

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Newsflash: Capitalism Works

A business columnist with the New York Times reports with a sense of wonder that central planning doesn’t work, while a business columnist with Time reports with an equal sense of wonder that capitalism does work. Brad Tuttle describes a new system being tested at Disney theme parks to “to cut down on wait times […]

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Newsflash: Central Planning Doesn’t Work

File this one under “Breaking News from 1989”: it turns out that central planning doesn’t work. Who would have guessed? This news is relayed to us by business columnist Floyd Norris in the New York Times. He doesn’t present it that way, of course. He merely reports on the failure of federal regulators to come […]

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The “Skills Gap” and the Education Bubble

Originally published in TIA Daily. In early 2009, during the first few dreadful months of the Obama administration, I set out looking for signs of hope by taking an inventory of America’s remaining cultural reserves of strength. This included a look at what Americans turn to for their daily entertainment, particularly on television. I wrote […]

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