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We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)

Why the world needs charter cities (Paul Romer) How can a struggling country break out of poverty if it's trapped in a system of bad rules? Economist Paul Romer unveils a bold idea: "charter cities," city-scale administrative zones governed by a coalition of nations.

Why the world needs charter cities (Paul Romer) How can a struggling country break out of poverty if it's trapped in a system of bad rules? Economist Paul Romer unveils a bold idea: "charter cities," city-scale administrative zones governed by a coalition of nations.

Liberty & Equality. Are these two values in tension with one another? As philosophy Prof. James Otteson explains, it depends on how you define equality. He traces two conceptuals of equality. Formal equality comes from the form of institutions, such as equality before the law. A second conception of equality is material or substantive equality. Material equality may be impossible and may interfere with human diversity and dignity.

Liberty & Equality. Are these two values in tension with one another? As philosophy Prof. James Otteson explains, it depends on how you define equality. He traces two conceptuals of equality. Formal equality comes from the form of institutions, such as equality before the law. A second conception of equality is material or substantive equality. Material equality may be impossible and may interfere with human diversity and dignity.

The cost of borrowing money is at a record low. Low interest rates and cheap credit encourage people to spend more, and to save less. Is this good or bad?    Many argue that we need low interest rates to encourage spending. But low interest rates don’t actually encourage people to spend more money. Low interest rates simply encourage people to spend more money now, and less in the future. The opposite is true for high interest rates.

The cost of borrowing money is at a record low. Low interest rates and cheap credit encourage people to spend more, and to save less. Is this good or bad? Many argue that we need low interest rates to encourage spending. But low interest rates don’t actually encourage people to spend more money. Low interest rates simply encourage people to spend more money now, and less in the future. The opposite is true for high interest rates.

When corporations are taxed, who pays the tax? Economics professor Steven Horwitz shows why a tax on corporations is not the equivalent of a tax on the wealthy. Instead, workers and consumers will pay these taxes. A tax on a corporation is also a tax on the workers who work at the corporation, the consumers who buy from the corporation, and the shareholders who own the corporation as part of their retirement fund.

When corporations are taxed, who pays the tax? Economics professor Steven Horwitz shows why a tax on corporations is not the equivalent of a tax on the wealthy. Instead, workers and consumers will pay these taxes. A tax on a corporation is also a tax on the workers who work at the corporation, the consumers who buy from the corporation, and the shareholders who own the corporation as part of their retirement fund.