There Is No China Crisis
Unless we cause one by overreacting to Asia's changing political and economic landscape
Earth Day Turns 50
Half a century later, a look back at the forecasters who got the future wrong—and one who got it right
Can't Afford Your Rent? Blame Herbert Hoover.
The feds pushed cities to implement zoning restrictions. High prices and social inequality were the inevitable results.
How Doctors Broke Health Care
And politicians made things even worse
'I Think the Protection of Liberty Is a Common Good'
The Dispatch's David French on the value of liberalism and the problems with the new nationalist right
The Future of FOSTA May Be Frivolous Lawsuits
Condemned to Death by a Split Jury in Florida
Requiring unanimous juries underscores the gravity of a death penalty sentence.
GOP Debt Hypocrisy
The Trump-era GOP lends credence to the idea that Obama-era Republicans cared about deficits only as a means of hampering a Democratic president.
Government Involvement Drives Up Costs
"The more government gets involved, or the more government regulation, the greater are the increases in prices over time."
Trump's School Lunch Changes Lead to a Pointless Food Fight
"It's unconscionable that the Trump administration would do the bidding of the potato and junk food industries," noted one critic. But Trump's changes are relatively minor.
Mayor Pete's 'National Service' Plan Was a Nationalist Fantasy
Buttigieg doesn't realize that using the blunt force of government to forge national unity will forever disappoint.
The Constitutional Case Against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Will the Supreme Court question the underpinnings of the modern administrative state?
Is the Crackdown on Pain Pills Finally Working?
Is Passover the Most Libertarian Holiday?
The annual retelling of the Exodus story reminds us not to take freedom for granted.
India's Modi Imports American Discrimination
Is the American Dream Dead?
When Americans feel like the future will be worse than the past, reactionary and socialist ideologies ascend.
Your Recyclables Are Going to the Dump
Rising rates of contamination, among other problems, have left material processing facilities with no willing buyers.
Star Wars' Identity Crisis
And our own
How We Lost the War on Poverty
The Late Murray Rothbard Takes on the Constitution
A lost volume of American history finds the light of day.
Adam Minter's book reminds us that a lot of "value is created when less affluent people are given the opportunity to parse the goods of the wasteful affluent."
Learning To Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)
Boys skateboard in the streets of Kabul, one student explains in the documentary, but girls would risk reprisals for daring to do so.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The focus on seemingly minor everyday questions of propriety makes the show's 10th season as insightful as it is funny.
Another entry in the glut of books about tech-world malfeasance
The MAGA Doctrine
A work of brown-nosing masquerading as a field guide to Trumpism
His Dark Materials
Michael Strain Wants You To Believe in the American Dream
The economy is broadly healthy and that it's benefiting nearly everyone—including the lower-income households who need it most.
Brickbats: May 2020
News of politicians, police, and bureaucrats behaving badly from around the world
From the Archives: May 2020
Excerpts from Reason's vaults