A Conversation on the Decline of American Civil Society

“Robert Wright, Senior research fellow at AIER, joins the Authors Corner with an introduction to an upcoming publication, Liberty Lost. Robert outlines how voluntary association died in antebellum America and what lessons there are to be learned from hyper-regulated economies in the modern era.” ~ AIER

– June 20, 2021

Did the Fed Just Raise Interest Rates?

“In the Fed’s current floor system, the rate of IOR is the key tool of monetary policy. If the Fed raised the rate of IOR, then it raised interest rates.” ~ Thomas L. Hogan

– June 20, 2021

Quacks in the Ivory Tower: How Conspiracy Theorizing Took Over Lockdown Science

“With no small irony, many of the same scientists who frequently attack skepticism of lockdowns by labeling it a ‘fringe’ and ‘unscientific’ position have not the slightest compunction about taking their own cues on the GBD from an unmistakably fringe source of their own.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

– June 19, 2021

Decentralized Cryptocurrency Systems and Hayek’s Unplanned Economy

“Pure free market money is emerging upon the world to compete from a position of zero against a Goliath establishment. If it wins, the debate is settled. With luck, but thankfully without the permission of any planner, we all get to witness Hayek’s ideal of decentralization bear out across financial markets in all of the years ahead.” ~ Erik Voorhees

– June 19, 2021

Reining In the Fed

“We know all too well that when it comes to bureaucratic mission creep, it’s incredibly difficult to put the genie back in the bottle. That’s why we must work to right the Fed’s course starting now. Its roles in fighting recessions and preventing financial panics are too important to be hijacked by partisanship.” ~ Alexander William Salter

– June 18, 2021

Tax Havens, or Government Cartels?

“The intergovernmental competition offers one of the few avenues of escape from the oppressive coercion of government. Intergovernmental competition is one of the safeguards of liberty, and that safeguard is under attack by President Biden, Secretary Yellen, and the G-7.” ~ Randall G. Holcombe

– June 18, 2021

Which Antitrust Doctrine Deserves Your Trust?

“Proper reforms should leverage more market functions, not less. In contrast, the neo-Brandeisian model will reintroduce a crippling regime of arbitrary and further unchecked state power that will surely sap the vibrancy from the American economy at a time when it is needed most.” ~ Ethan Yang

– June 18, 2021

The Origin of SARS-CoV-2

“Based on what we know, the lab leak theory better fits the evidence. Even if this particular virus didn’t escape from a lab, government-funded bioweapon experiments are playing with fire and the next time a dangerous virus escapes, which will eventually happen, we may not be so ‘lucky’ as to escape with four million dead.” ~ Charles L. Hooper & David R. Henderson

– June 18, 2021

A Conversation On Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

“Dr. Darcy W.E. Allen, a vocal proponent of innovative digital technologies and the economics of blockchain, joins Ethan Yang for another rigorous discussion about his new book ‘Unfreeze: How to Create a High Growth Economy After the Pandemic and more.'” ~ AIER

– June 17, 2021

Fighting Invisible Enemies

“The point of waging war against invisible enemies is that the struggle never ends. There is no armistice, no unconditional victory. No overview of the battlefield and no assessment over what more is to come. So, the war keeps going, on and on and on, with no end in sight – and indeed, nobody desires the surrender.” ~ Joakim Book

– June 17, 2021

Pandemic Emergency Spending Riddled With Fraud

“We already knew that the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a bigger burden of government, and none of us should be surprised that we also wound up with record levels of waste. Remember, ‘more government’ is not the answer to any sensible question. At some point, we will run out of ‘other people’s money.'” ~ Daniel J. Mitchell

– June 17, 2021

Weekly Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits Rise While Continuing Claims Fall

“Despite the slight uptick in weekly initial claims, rising economic activity is driving a strengthening labor market and supporting a positive economic outlook.” – Robert Hughes

– June 17, 2021

Taking a (Lemonade) Stand for Free Enterprise

“The summertime lemonade stand serves more than just refreshing beverages. It stands as a quintessential reminder of how people of all ages love to barter and exchange, as Adam Smith once reminded us. It is in our nature. If we only had the imagination to perceive a world free from commercial barriers, much like our young entrepreneurs do, the world would be less sour and much more sweet.” ~ Anthony Gill

– June 17, 2021

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