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Women Liberated by Capitalism

Here’s a letter to TheAtlantic.com: Dear Editor: Emily Matchar correctly insists that the demise in home cooking was caused by industrialization and not by feminism (“Betty Friedan Did Not Kill Home Cooking,” Jan 25).  This point is important and it extends beyond the kitchen stove.  By raising women’s market wages – and by creating affordable [...] [...]

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

In this earlier post, I wrote about the challenges of measuring growth in our current world where we don’t have to pay for many of the product we enjoy and where the pace of innovation makes measurement difficult even for those products that involve monetary transactions. I also shared my skepticism that we’re in an [...] [...]

Mark Steckbeck on Standards of Living

The Liberal Order‘s Mark Steckbeck sends this informative e-mail to me, in response to Mark Perry’s and my recent essay in the Wall Street Journal: Hi Don, With regards to your article and all the pushback you’re receiving, I know this is anecdotal, but still worth considering. In the mid to late 70s, my father retired [...] [...]