Jason Sorens explains that the world today is unprecedentedly peaceful – and that the reason for this happy state of affairs isn’t the state .
Jeff Jacoby argues – correctly – that the trouble with the GOP’s plan to obliterate Obamacare is that it doesn’t sufficiently do so .
Chelsea Follett shares five graphs that reveal the increasing well-being of ordinary people around the world .
Arnold Kling offers a very nice example of when a good economist’s “casual intuition” is a better guide to reality than are empirical studies .
Gene Epstein is correct: the BAT is a bad idea . (paywall)
John Tamny very much likes Phil Knight’s new autobiography, Shoe Dog .
Steve Gohmann, doing a fine impersonation of Bastiat, pens this excellent open letter on trade to Trump and Congress .
Bob Murphy responds to my defense of Mark Perry on trade deficits .