Capitalism and Property … and Moral Values? Hernando DeSoto, The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else. New York: Basic Books, Orig., 2000, Paperback Edition, July, 2003. by Bill Batt December, 2004 After its […]
Can Private Equity Cause the Next Big Credit Crisis? Four of the past eight Treasury Secretaries now lead PE firms. New York Senator Chuck Schumer, the “senator from Wall Street”, raises buckets of money from PE firms. Efforts to modify […]
In thirty-two short chapters, each as much a page-turner as the one before, the book has a wide sweep but uses simple terms. It appeals to moral intuition without casting blame or finding scapegoats. by Bill Batt, May 4, 2011 […]
The few who wield the power to grant loans and issue new currency have accrued so much power as to rise above the law.
Sr. Editor Fred Foldvary shows again how state interference not just fails to reach its goal but actually makes things worse.
133 Notable Environmentalists on Taxing Only Land In Europe, Green Parties have led ten countries to shift taxes from income to byproducts that harm the environment. The growing list includes Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, […]
28 CASE SUMMARIES Usually, a “reform” of taxes fails to live up to its advance billing. Yet there is one reform, albeit little known, that has an unbroken record of customer satisfaction. For whatever accidents of history, some peoples […]
Geniuses often disagree. Yet regarding one of humanity’s thorniest problems – how to share land fairly – some of our best minds have come to a similar conclusion: users pay compensation to those they exclude. They reached this conclusion, reasoning […]
Coin collectors will have a lot less to collect if the prediction of our Sr Editor Fred Foldvary does come to pass.
You want to help victims of violence but how? Our Sr Editor Fred Foldvary offers some sound suggestions.
Sr Editor Fred Foldvary connects crazy crime to sane policies and wholesome villages.
A sci-fi comedy, a fish-out-water-story, and a buddy-road-journey plus an intellectual quest. When Crik gets accidentally sucked from now into 2112 by a malfunctioning chronoscope, he must prove to the future’s authorities that in our time, he was the agent […]
Nice guy and Sr Editor Fred Foldvary shows how nice guys make things worse and how bad guys masquerade as good.
Reformers in the Arab world or in any world would stand to benefit hugely by heeding the advice of Sr Editor Fred Foldvary. (9 Aug ’13)
Three Southern US universities exhibit art that the CIA hid from Congress and sent abroad during the Cold cultural War. The paintings reveal a moment in American history when politics and culture—as well as professional expertise and populist taste—clashed, a phenomenon that feels all-too-familiar. This 2013 excerpt is from the Art Newspaper, undated.