BankNotes Archive – January 2019

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The Morals of Human Cooperation

January 2, 2019

by Bettina Bien Greaves [The Freeman, 1973] The many contradictions among different philosophical theories have caused much confusion over the years. Unfortunately, too few teachers and textbooks explain the basic principles that could help students discriminate intelligently among them and understand the ethical code which fosters freedom, morality and social … Read more

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What Educators Can Learn from “I, Pencil”

January 2, 2019

We fool ourselves if we think our conventional system of education creates learners. by Kerry McDonald I am a learner—ordinary and extraordinary. I am ordinary because, along with breathing and eating, learning is a simple and foundational human action. I am extraordinary because throughout history my drive to discover has … Read more

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Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of

January 2, 2019

by Jp Cortez Richard Cantillon is the most important economist you’ve never heard of. Born in Ireland sometime in the mid- to late-1600s, Richard Cantillon’s contributions to economics are found in his major work, Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General (Essay on the Nature of Commerce in General). … Read more

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Did Baby Boomers Ruin America?

January 2, 2019

by Doug French Referring to someone as a sociopath is strong language. After all, just between 3 and 5 percent of Americans are really sociopaths , people who initially seem charming, but, due to bad neurological wiring, lack a conscience and are unable to feel remorse. They are exceptional liars … Read more

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The Myth of Intelligent (Government) Design

January 2, 2019

Why would we think that moving decisions to government will result in more intelligent arrangements? by Gary M. Galles A few years back, intelligent design was a red-hot controversy. It has cooled since, but it doesn’t take much to stir the embers. When British astronaut Tim Peak repeated his openness … Read more

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Why Most Academics Tilt Left

January 2, 2019

There’s no denying that an overwhelming majority of academics in universities across the country are liberal, progressive, socialist, or otherwise Left-wing. by Brian Balfour There’s little disputing the fact that an overwhelming majority of university professors in America are on the political Left. A common response from leftists circulating to … Read more

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