The “I, Smartphone” video above is a modernized 21st century version of the classic essay “I, Pencil,” written in 1958 by Leonard Reed, founder of the Foundation for Economic Education, and explained below by Milton Friedman in about 1980.
In his new advertisement above, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson promises to end the “War on Drugs Peaceful Americans Who Choose to Voluntarily Use Intoxicants Not Currently Approved of By the Government,” and says “The fact is, marijuana users are … read more
The table above shows a comparison of: a) the shares of Adjusted Gross Income for the top 5%, 10%, 25% and 50% of U.S. taxpayers in 2008 (IRS data here), and the shares of the Summer Olympic Medals for the … read more
From The Economist, a really interesting interactive map/chart of the Summer Olympics back to 1896, here are some factoids: 1. The first Summer Olympics was held in Athens, Greece in 1896, with 14 participating countries (see graphic above). 2. By … read more