Archive: Art Carden
Art Carden is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.
I Left My Kids in the Car Alone for a Few Minutes. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next.
People get their ideas about the risks they likely face from the news, but what makes something newsworthy is the fact that it’s unlikely.
We’re All ‘These People’ to Someone Else
Phrases like "these people" lend themselves to exaggeration and hyperbole that drown out conversation and communication.
Is ‘Energy Independence’ a Worthy Goal?
Lower energy prices brought about by increased foreign trade would mean lower prices for most things and, therefore, greater scope for flourishing.
Who Pays for Tariffs and Trade Restrictions?
Just because someone is legally responsible for paying a tax or tariff doesn’t mean that they actually bear the economic burden of the tariff.
Do Amtrak and Airport Subsidies Make America Richer?
Government spending doesn't generate economic activity, it simply redistributes it.
Is It Time to Pull the Plug on Amtrak?
Amtrak should live or die by its own merits as tested by people’s willingness to part with their hard-earned money in the market.
Rent Control Will Hurt Oregon Renters
Oregon becomes the first state to pass statewide rent control law.
Protip: If They’re Working to Get You Fired, They’re Not Your Friends
Minimum wages change how workers are compensated.
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.