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WeWork's 2019 IPO fiasco was a wake-up call for venture capital. (Wikimedia)

Can Alternative Investments Withstand Mainstream Scrutiny?

710 350 Daniel Duarte

Once deemed the Wild West of finance, alternative investments have matured and doubled their market share over the past 15 years.

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Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant.
Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant and Columbia University professor. (Institute of Physics)

What Intellectuals Resent about Laissez Faire

1603 790 Fergus Hodgson

For those wishing to understand why intellectuals—including economists—often bear animus towards laissez-faire outcomes, Emanuel Derman is a case study.

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Charles Murray's cold demeanor has not stopped him becoming one of the most influential authors in the United States. (Gage Skidmore)

How the Divided States of America Came Apart

1774 875 Fergus Hodgson

The divergence of core behaviors and values is the core theme of “Coming Apart.” Murray makes no bones about politically incorrect and icky realities.

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Eliyahu Goldratt (1947–2011), author of "The Goal."
Eliyahu Goldratt (1947–2011), author of The Goal. (Spearhead)

Four Timeless Lessons from ‘The Goal’

1054 520 Fergus Hodgson

Times have changed but operations fundamentals have not. New generations return to and learn from the same well that is “The Goal” by Eliyahu Goldratt.

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Peter Thiel has sought to harness the power of entrepreneurship for profound human advancement. (JD Lasica)

Peter Thiel’s Recipe for Entrepreneurship

2027 1000 Fergus Hodgson

‘Zero to One’ Narrows Focus to Create, Add Value

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Charles Wheelan, author of Naked Statistics, has brought his insights to the world, seen here in Liberia. (@BridgeIntlAcads)

Why ‘Naked Statistics’ Succeeds Where Schools Fail

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson

Charles Wheelan’s Storytelling Reveals the Point of It All

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Daniel Lacalle, author of Life in the Financial Markets and chief economist for Tressis. (Daniel Lacalle)

Financial-Market Naysayers No Match for Daniel Lacalle

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson

Hedge-Fund Economist Confronts Myths, Offers Sage Advice for Next Generation

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Andrew Breitbart's electric, combative style changed the course of US media, but his battle is far from over. (Gage Skidmore)

Andrew Breitbart’s Battle Lives On

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson

Alternative-Media Hero Has Clarion Call for Our Generation

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Bryan Caplan of George Mason University writes on what he finds interesting and important. The magnitude of taxpayer subsidies make the latter definitely the case for higher education. (Bryan Caplan)

How Universities Get Away with Teaching So Little

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson

Bryan Caplan: Signaling Offsets Lack of Human Capital

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is campaigning aggressively and counting on the public sector for support. (@RachelNotley)

What Control Freaks Did to Alberta

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson

Sheila Gunn Reid Unloads Rachel Notley’s Record before Election

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