Panic of 1837
Originally published 10/27/2013
An attempt to eliminate the debt in the 1830s ended in disaster. Here's why we need the debt.
Originally published 09/24/2013
The new movie is based on the story of Solomon Northup, kidnapped into slavery in 1841.
Originally published 02/17/2016
What if politicians acted like engineers and tried to pragmatically solve problems? The pro-life movement has a great opportunity to reduce the number of abortions in America, not by trying to defund Planned Parenthood, but by supporting long-acting reversible contraceptives for women. These contraceptives are very effective because they minimize human error. A Colorado experiment providing these long-term contraceptives to low income women sharply reduced abortions and high-risk births.
Originally published 06/24/2014
Liberty and Power
My review of Jessica Lepler'sThe Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis appears in the July issue of Reason. It has now been posted online.
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