Is It Better to Read Books You Disagree With?

In the last two weeks I’ve been reading Friedrich Hayek’s, The Road to Serfdom.  Hayek argues in this book that any form of collectivism (whether left or right) inevitably leads to a totalitarian state.  My views are mostly libertarian, so I agree with almost all of the arguments Hayek presented. Reading through the book, however, […]

In Defense of Food

How can a nation so obsessed with health, be so unhealthy?  Why has our historically diverse diet gone down to mostly three crops: corn, wheat and soybeans?  Michael Pollan argues that in a society where potato chips and corn oil can be awarded health claims (Frito Lays and Mazola, respectively), there is something seriously wrong […]