Category: Economics and Business

Difference: The Opportunity for Love

A second intriguing idea (read the first here) suggested by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse in her lecture on the Economic Way of Thinking is that whereas politicians, socialists, and all sorts of folks that populate our opinion making industries see...

/ June 11, 2008

The Economic Way of Thinking

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse just delivered a fascinating lecture overviewing the basics of economic thinking. Beginning with the basic premises of economic science, she rapidly moved through the basic methods of economic inquiry, principles that are foundational to the science...

/ June 11, 2008

Anthropology, the Economists' Foundation

A struggling internet connection in my hotel delayed the timeliness of this post, however, I’ve received promises that the network will be fixed before the morning’s end, in which case posts should be more frequent. Connectivity foibles alone could not...

/ June 11, 2008

Acton University: Economics, Freedom, and Christianity

. . .what is virtue if not the free choice of what is good?” Alexis de Tocqueville Today the Acton Institute, and educational and research group promoting the development of free and virtuous societies through individual liberty and Christian principles,...

/ June 10, 2008

Terror-Free Oil: Idealism Meets Capitalism On the Streets of Omaha

     Joe Kauffman, spokesman for the Terror-Free Oil Initiative, has decided to take a popular water cooler issue head-on by announcing the grand opening of the world’s first Terror-Free gas station.  Opening in the first part of February in Omaha, Nebraska,...

/ January 25, 2007

Is Aid to Africa Effective?

The German magazine Spiegel ran an article recently attacking the notion that aid to Africa is as effective as commonly conceived. The article argues that aid to third-world African countries fosters an unhealthy dependency and has been proven to be...

/ July 11, 2005

Gates and China

Paul Musgrave over at In the Agora offers an interesting critique of Bill Gates’s recent speech at the World Economic Forum. Gates’s heralded Chinas as having a “brand new form of capitalism.” Musgrave, in response, writes: Similarly, Gates’s description of...

/ January 30, 2005