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Bringing Back Cincinnatus

Why the Department of Agriculture is asking veterans to join the next generation of farmers

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Distributism Isn’t Outdated

G.K. Chesterton offers a non-statist vision for economic and social change that’s still relevant in the age of the iPhone.

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Millennials In the City

The generation’s migration to the city may bring economic growth—but will it bring long-term flourishing?

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Man Does Not Live By Tech Alone

Many of us are a bit Luddite when it comes to technology—and that’s good.

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The War Against Austerity

Massive military spending is back in vogue as the defense industry uses ISIS to shake off sequestration.

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Why Ownership Matters

The new sharing economy may have consequences for the ways we engage on a civic and political level.

A Tax on Patriotism

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Advertisers use new technologies to mimic human interaction.

Suicide of the Globalists

The Economist‘s editors understand that the Western liberal state is in deep crisis—but their suggested solutions are inconsistent at best, dangerous at worst.

Why Poor People Act That Way

Explaining the source of the hopelessness of the poor

Mike Lee and Marco Rubio Broaden the Base on Taxes

Two Tea Party senators craft the anti-Romney GOP agenda around liberty well understood.

Where Have the Young Farmers Gone?

The average age of the American farmer is 58—and there’s no one to take their place.

How Casinos Corrupt Cities

Baltimore gambles on dens of crony capitalism instead of community-centric economic development.

Is Burger King an Economic Patriot?

Globalists who applauded NAFTA can’t criticize corporate inversions that expatriate profits.

Hayek’s Case Against Unlimited Immigration

Local knowledge is lost when too many newcomers don’t know a neighborhood’s customs.