free market economy
The Cyprus bailout: a disturbing precedent
George Friedman | 27 March 2013 |
tags: Cyprus bailout, European Union, Germany
European policy makers have broken a barrier that has been in place since the 1930s.
Let human bodies stay priceless
Margaret Somerville | 19 March 2013 |
Turning organs into commercially-traded commodities will subtly alter our relationships.
What money can’t buy
Michael Cook | 26 February 2013 |
What is the proper role of money and markets in a democratic society? How can we protect the priceless goods in moral and civic life from being bought and sold?
Entitlement America - a nation of takers?
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 October 2012 |
The ballooning of the welfare state is corrupting the American character as well as burdening generations to come, argues a scholar.
Where an exhausted society can flourish again
Yuval Levin | 26 October 2012 |
tags: civil society, United States, welfare state
Between the government and the individual is a vital space which both conservatives and liberals are neglecting.
Match-making economists earn Nobel for economic engineering
Andrew John | 17 October 2012 |
This year's award goes to two academics whose work has very practical applications.
Debunking the myth of the self-made man
Zac Alstin | 21 August 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, individualism
There was at least a smidgen of truth in President Obama's insistence that "you didn't build that".
Financial markets, politics and the new reality
George Friedman | 09 August 2012 |
After the global financial crisis, it is clear that our economic system is not a machine but a political compact.
Channeling Ayn Rand
David J. Peterson | 06 August 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, Ayn Rand, economics
Sure, we need to be more thrifty. But seeking inspiration in the writings of the apostle of selfishness is not the first step.
Beating the competition
Carolyn Moynihan | 03 February 2012 |
Business leaders are blaming the education system for the loss of jobs offshore. But aren’t they forgetting that other institution that turns out good workers?
Germany faces tough decisions in Europe’s debt crisis
George Friedman | 01 February 2012 |
tags: debt crisis, European Union, Germany, Stratfor
The Germans hold many cards, and that's their problem.
Vatican’s controversial plan for financial reform
David J. Peterson | 19 January 2012 |
tags: global financial crisis, Vatican
“Economic liberalism”, based on utilitarianism and materialism, is the root cause of the global financial crisis, Catholic scholars argue.
“Tax me please, I’m rich!”
Vincenzina Santoro | 18 January 2012 |
tags: debt crisis, taxation, USA
If they are so keen, why don’t they just give it to the government anyway?
Imagine old age without the state
Oskari Juurikkala | 22 November 2011 |
tags: ageing population, family, social security
Governments did not invent social security. They copied it from the oldest social institution in the world.
What is #OccupyWallStreet hoping for?
Max Torres | 14 November 2011 |
tags: economics, hope, Occupy Wall Street
The protest movement is a sad parody of the notion of progress through materialism.
What the Wall Street protesters missed
Vincenzina Santoro | 14 November 2011 |
tags: New York, Occupy Wall Street
Those fat cat capitalists have moved on, leaving the skyscrapers to non-profits.
Back to basics: a Vince Lombardi moment for the economy
| 26 October 2011 |
tags: economics, family, philosophy
An essay on the four principles of all successful American economic policy - and the philosophical A-team behind them.
Ten policies for renewing family life
Phillip Longman | 17 October 2011 |
tags: demographic dividend, economics, family
The state of the family in many advanced societies is unsustainable. Which public policies could reverse this decline?
A dividend Wall Street cannot deliver
W. Bradford Wilcox and Carlos_Cavallé | 12 October 2011 |
The wealth of nations depends in no small part on the health of the family.
Roger Scruton | 27 September 2011 |
The endless economic crisis suggests that it is time for a return to a moral understanding the economy, says a British philosopher.
I can’t hack any more of this
Michael Cook | 12 July 2011 |
tags: media, News of the World, UK
The public is being manipulated in the outrage over skulduggery at Britain's most notorious tabloid, the News of the World.
As the family goes, so goes the economy
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 May 2011 |
There is an intimate relationship between our income wealth and our sexual culture.
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