Skwire at Cato Unbound: “Bonfire of the Clichés”

Michael Giberson We ought not let Sarah Skwire’s second hit-and-run posting here at Knowledge Problem slip by without mentioning that she is also lead-off essayist in the current month’s Cato Unbound. The teaser from Cato: Literary scholar Sarah Skwire asks us to revisit the western canon’s portrayal of business and commerce. Mainstream scholars and libertarians both … More Skwire at Cato Unbound: “Bonfire of the Clichés”

Price gouging in literature: Little House on the Prairie’s “The Long Winter”

Michael Giberson Jeremy’s Blog at LDSLiberty.org comments on a price gouging episode in The Long Winter, the sixth book in the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Due to a long winter of snow and storms, the people in the town of De Smet are at the point of starving.  Suddenly … More Price gouging in literature: Little House on the Prairie’s “The Long Winter”

Hi again; some reading recommendations for the holiday season

Lynne Kiesling Hi! How are you? I’m well, thanks. Long time no chat. Frankly, I’ve been tired, and have had too many work obligations stretching me in too many disparate directions. This has been bad for my KP writing, because much of what is happening with electricity regulation and policy right now is ripe for … More Hi again; some reading recommendations for the holiday season