Paying the Price

In the first chapter of his little book, How Do We Know, Leonard Read quotes the first-century Roman poet, Juvenal, who writes: “All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.” Read claims that Juvenal only got it half-right; that is, few indeed are willing to pay the price, but according to Read, “never… has everyone wished to possess knowledge.” This is a curious statement coming from someone wishing to interest others in the quest for Read more […]

Study: People Who Pay More Taxes Are Happier

There’s a German study that was published that will likely find its way to U.S. Democrats and some Republicans. It claims to have found that people who pay more taxes are happier than those who pay less. The research spanned 26 years, during which time 25,000 Germans were asked the question, “How satisfied are you with your life, all things considered?” The demographics tied to each respondent’s answer were things such as income, age, education and other variables. The research concluded Read more […]