Asteroids and the Wild West

I’ve been wondering who should own an asteroid. This takes me back, for a moment, to colonial Massachusetts. When many of the first colonists arrived, they farmed communal fields where some got less and others got more. Soon though, unhappy…

Milton Friedman’s Philosophy

On Milton Friedman… “At a conference 34 years ago, celebrating Friedman’s 60th birthday, I presented a paper questioning that dictum by noting that the vast part of apparently nonprofit-oriented behavior by corporate managers was really — and necessarily — a…

Do you buy things ONLY because they benefit charitable organizations or causes? Part II

Charitable items have entered the world of small brands. For instance, a rare (yet noteworthy) example of this is Kiehl