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How To Live A Happy Life, According To Science

quoting William Damonvia The Week
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sometimes just being happy is hard enough. Figuring out how to have a happy life can seem downright overwhelming.

In the News

Internationally Renowned Human Rights Activist To Speak At Fairfield University

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Fairfield Sun
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Continuing its mission of bringing timely and topical speakers to engage with global and national issues, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University’s Open VISIONS Forum (OVF) presents Ayaan Hirsi Ali on March 8, at 8 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts.

Analysis and Commentary

Freedom Of Speech And Private Property

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In the last few days, I've seen a number of discussions, mainly on Facebook, in which even some libertarians have claimed that two people's free speech rights were violated in two recent events. I was thinking about writing about it, but then I found that Casey Given has already done so.

The Effect of Tax Preferences on Health Spending
Analysis and Commentary

How To Repeal And Replace Obamacare And Pass Tax Cuts/Tax Reform By April 15, 2017

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The first law of Congressional dynamics states that Congress will delay action on any important policy as long as possible until it’s too late to pass legislation in any given two-year Congressional session.  As an illustration, the last overhaul of the federal income tax was President Reagan’s Tax Reform Act of 1986, 31 years ago.

Analysis and Commentary

Politics In A Democracy Is War By Other Means

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Since the election of Donald Trump the “partisan divide” has escalated into a “Civil War,” according to many commentators. “The Fight for Washington” headlines a PJ Media column. The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman says Trump’s election was a political “Pearl Harbor.” The intelligence community is rumored to be at “war” with Trump. Progressive Democrats have organized a “Resistance,” as though their party is occupied France during World War II.

In the News

A Conservative Plan To Combat Global Warming

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A carbon tax is the simplest and economically most efficient way to limit carbon dioxide emissions. Ideally, the tax would be imposed on businesses and households at the same time that cumbersome environmental regulations are eliminated.

In the News

‘He’s Going To Be An Enabler’

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Politico
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

When Don McGahn first arrived at the Federal Election Commission in July 2008 as a shaggy-haired, guitar-playing campaign finance lawyer, his casual appearance masked his carefully crafted plans for the sleepy agency charged with regulating campaign finance.

Hoover fellow Richard Epstein on income inequality.
Analysis and Commentary

Bryan Caplan's Best Line And My Thoughts

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 20, 2017

I used part of my time to watch on Facebook co-blogger Bryan's debate with Will Wilkinson about the Universal Basic Income. I thought Bryan knocked it out of the park, both with his prepared presentation that he posted about today and with his back and forth with Will.

Featured

Seven Days In February

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Monday, February 20, 2017

Trumps’ critics, left and right, aim to bring about the cataclysm they predicted.

Analysis and Commentary

Donald Trump Rediscovers Franklin Roosevelt’s Forgotten Man—Or Is It Someone Else?

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia History News Network
Sunday, February 19, 2017

With many uncertainties about Trumpism, one thing we know for sure: Donald Trump’s key constituency is “the forgotten men and women.” His first tweet as president-elect promised that “the forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again.” Indeed, the forgotten men and women were recurring characters in a flurry of campaign speeches he gave just before the election, the people who “built our country,” he said, the “middle class.”

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