December 2020 ISSUE

Life, Liberty, and M*A*S*H

By Thomas Firey

Television’s finest half-hour reminded America of the values of classical liberalism. This fall, LIFE magazine has published a special issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of the movie M*A*S*H. Despite the hook, the issue focuses on the ensuing TV series, which ran ...

Price Discrimination and the Future of Movies

By Adam Martin

OOn September 4, Disney released Mulan on its Disney+ streaming service. Mulan's release was delayed because of COVID-19. For about $30, depending on what country they are in, Disney+ subscribers purchase early "Premier Access'" to the movie before it becomes availa...

A WEIRD Turn in Social Science

By Arnold Kling

[E]conomists and psychologists studying Western samples have simply assumed for decades that they were measuring a feature of our species' psychology rather than a local cognitive calibration to society's institutions, languages, and technologies. —Joseph...

Review of Strategies for Monetary Policy

By Scott Sumner

A Book Review of Strategies for Monetary Policy, John H. Cochrane and John B. Taylor, eds.1 Each year, the Hoover Institution hosts a conference on monetary policy at its Stanford University headquarters. The conferences bring together academics and Fed o...
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