My late father was what you might call a secretly brilliant country boy. “Rick” was a big fat man with a salt-and-pepper beard and a baritone voice. He loved to […]
Tag: Art and Culture
The Screen of Gyges
Digital media allows us to create our own brands. We select snapshots of our lives to maintain an image of ourselves we want others to see, though it is sometimes […]
Is It An Economic Crime To Import a Soccer Jersey?
I committed an economic crime recently. In the past few months, I’ve permitted myself to spend a few dollars frivolously when I publish an article or give a speech. Most […]
Will AI Eat Our Lunch or Make It?
Artificial intelligence (AI) will disrupt the restaurant industry to an even greater degree than it has already. It will also enhance human creativity and improve our cuisine. Disrupting and Enhancing […]
Will 2024 Be the Ultimate Expressive Voting Election?
Do you remember how stridently democracy has been emphasized in recent elections? Voter ID laws were condemned as undermining democracy. Citizens (at least those expected to vote the “right” way) […]
The University of Washington Tries to Squelch Dissident Professor, Gets Sued
With increasing frequency, college and university officials are wading into needless battles that have nothing whatsoever to do with the education of students, but are simply motivated by ideological fervor. […]
If you’ve been with us for a while, you undoubtedly know that AIER’s Phil Magness has been an outspoken critic of the New York Times 1619 Project. You can have […]
A Review of Wynton Marsalis’s Moving to Higher Ground
The artistic and creative personae of a performer or composer is a manifestation of his entire life experience, everything that he has listened to, and his basic constitution, and his […]
The Calling of Classical Liberal Researchers: Remind Your Neighbor
Classical liberal researchers notice paradoxes and dilemmas in their work, and those dilemmas shape their sense of calling. Here I remark on one dilemma. I draw on the Christian apologist […]
Free Markets Made Charlie Brown and Snoopy Possible
So many of our criticisms of Marxist practice revolve around its devastatingly bad outcomes for standards of living. There’s good reason for this. In the early 1960s, somewhere between 15 […]