Learn from Populists, Beat Them at Their Own Game

Álvarez, Kaiser Assess Latin America's Wreckage, Now Let's Flip Populism on Its Head

Venezuela is in the midst of a crushing economic crisis, with scarce food and medicine, hyperinflation, and relentless violence. The nation’s Supreme Court commonly nullifies the decisions of the Venezuelan parliament, which holds the opposition majority. Most recently, the parliament demanded that Nicolás Maduro resign, declaring that he had abandoned his position, only to be nullified yet […]

‘Rational Individualism’ Puts Collectivists in Their Place

Mike Beitler Delivers the Deathblow with Academic Precision

Mike Beitler is a soft-spoken gentleman. Yet his book on capitalism skips pleasantries and cuts collectivism to shreds as antithetical to individualism, productivity, freedom, and reason. I first came to know Beitler via his Free Markets radio show and podcast, where I was a guest a few times. When work prospects brought me to North […]

Why ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Keeps Selling

Government Miseducation Leaves Vacuum of Financial Illiteracy

The vast majority of us went through the government-education conveyor belt, and that includes me.* Since we learn little about anything there, and zero about personal finance in those dozen or so years, we rely heavily on our parents and the adult role models in our lives. A shortfall there will tend to leave us […]

Got Water? The Battle for ‘Blue Gold’ Needs You

Documentary Identifies Growing Problem, Ignores the Innovator as Problem Solver

Water scarcity is and will be the source of conflicts, both national and international. As a most basic human need, individuals should pay attention to this critical topic and act on that information so we can “save ourselves.” That is the inescapable message of Blue Gold: World Water Wars (90 minutes), a 2008 documentary. The […]

‘No’: How PR Ended Chile’s Dictatorship

Dramatization Offers Wisdom on Motivating People, Achieving Meaningful Change

The campaign’s advertising chief, René Saavedra, was concerned that invoking 10 years of pain would not motivate people. They already feared the regime, and such an emphasis would make them remember why.

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