Mark W. Hendrickson

The Election-Year Politics of Energy

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Realizing that his popularity may decline as the price of gasoline rises, President Obama is barnstorming the country,...

People Say the Darndest Things

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Those of you past a certain age may remember the old Art Linkletter show “Kids Say the...

A Whiff of Privitization

Mark W. Henrickson, Center for Vision and Values Three decades ago, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher implemented a policy called “privatization” to rejuvenate the moribund economy...

Economics: The Cheerful Science

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES Chances are, you’ve heard economics referred to as “the dismal science.” That unflattering description is glib and...

The State of the Union: An Inside Report

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES On Tuesday evening, I had the honor of attending the State of the Union address as the...

The Tax Rate Scandal

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney casually estimated that his effective tax rate is around 15 percent,...

Sports, Concussions, and Contemporary American Culture

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES If you follow professional sports, and especially if you are a football or hockey fan, you undoubtedly...

China's 'Superior' Economic Model

Mark W. Hendrickson, The Center for Vision and Values In a recent piece for the Wall Street Journal, Andy Stern, an Obama insider and one...

When Clarence Thomas Came for a Visit

Mark W. Hendrickson, The Center for Vision and Values On Tuesday, November 15, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited Grove City College. (1) I had...

Green Fiascoes and Boondoggles

Mark W. Hendrickson, The Center for Vision and Values A barrage of news headlines on the Solyndra (1) scandal continue to remind us that President...

Veterans: What is Seen and What is Not Seen

Mark W. Hendrickson, The Center for Vision and Values In economics, the first lesson I teach my pupils is the lesson of things that are...

Short-Lived Euphoria in Europe

Mark W. Hendrickson, The Center for Vision and Values Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, was a giddy day for European politicians and global investors. European Union...

Looking Ahead to 2012, 2013, and 2014

Mark W. Hendrickson, The Center for Vision and Values Whoever takes the oath of office as President of the United States in January of 2013...