Welcome to our blog

Welcome to “Free Lunch”, our forum for thoughts, opinions, ideas, and whatever else the Salem Center’s scholars and friends come up with.

Free Lunch’s goal is to create  “snackable” content, featuring writings on economic, political, and general societal issues. It will also summarize and link to our events, conferences, research, and other activities. 

At the Salem Center, we marvel at the power of free markets and realize that there is no such thing as a free lunch, as trade-offs are an inseparable part of making choices. That said, we will strive to make Free Lunch exceed the opportunity cost of your time so that you become a reader. Bad jokes aside, we hope that Free Lunch emerges as a useful resource during your time at UT or wherever else you may be. Enjoy!