Archive: Art Carden

Art Carden is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.
Are Universities Ruining Students?
These Authors Say ‘Yes’
One of the more interesting books I read in 2018 was Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.
Art Carden | January 11, 2019
A Better Post-Election World?
Here Are Three Ideas For Improvement
Attempts to cross the political divide can have inspiring results.
Art Carden | November 13, 2018
Candy Kings
How Do Your Kids Create Wealth by Trading Halloween Candy?
It’s a mistake to think that wealth consists of stuff. Wealth, rather, is whatever people value.
Art Carden | November 7, 2018
Does Legalizing Weed Increase Home Values?
Legalizing retail sales of marijuana in Colorado increased housing values by about 6%.
The last decade has seen a slow move toward nationwide marijuana legalization. The Pew Research Center reported at the beginning of January that 61% of Americans support marijuana legalization.
Art Carden | September 24, 2018
What Can We Learn From 16th Century Pirates?
16th century pirates have a lesson to teach about free trade.
In the 1500s, Chinese imperial officials vigorously prohibited international trade.
Art Carden | September 22, 2018