March 2024 ISSUE

Public Health from the People

By Byron Carson

There are many ways to privately improve public health. Such responses make use of local knowledge, entrepreneurship, and civil society and pursue standard goals of public health like controlling the spread of infectious diseases. Moreover, private responses improve ove...

Elon Musk, Sam Bankman-Fried, and Adam Smith’s Impartial Spectator

By Michael L. Davis

Book Review of Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon, by Michael Lewis1 and Elon Musk, by Walter Isaacson.2 Economists don't find people all that interesting. Many of us have friends and family, but our models and analysis are devoid of personality ...

Setting the Record Straight on Income Inequality

By Art Carden

Book Review of The Myth of American Inequality: How Government Biases Policy Debate by Phil Gramm, Robert Ekelund, and John Early.1 Everyone knows inequality is growing. As a trio of economists consisting of former senator Phil Gramm, economics professor Robe...

The Pre-Modern Order

By Arnold Kling

Pre-industrial society was characterized by low degrees of economic, political and cultural integration. By contrast, a high degree of integration in all three respects is the hallmark of modernity... Economically, modernity breeds integration by its systemat...

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