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Markets Turn Competition into Cooperation

The New York Times had a story recently complaining that competition between charter schools and traditional public schools prevented both from cooperating. Apparently, the NYT’s definition of “cooperation” looks a lot more like campfire kumbayah and a lot less like iron sharpens iron. [pq]There’s solid evidence that welcoming setbacks helps people achiev[...]

The Limits of Economics

The resignation of Brendan Eich, former CEO of Mozilla, for donating $1,000 in 2008 to support Proposition 8 (a California ballot initiative defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman), elicited cheers from proponents of same-sex marriage and concern from proponents of traditional marriage norms.