The Vaping “Crisis” is an Opportunity to Rethink Government Bans

All too often, alternatives to government bans are difficult to name offhand not because they don’t exist but because we haven’t asked. Perhaps this is our opportunity to do...
Max Gulker- Sep 20, 2019

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Protectionism Is Like a Gas Leak in Your Home (Video)

I'm personally grateful to the research done by the scholars at AIER, without which I would not be prepared to speak about the Fed's actions in the repo market or the new OECD report...
Jeffrey A. Tucker- Sep 20, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Negative Interest Rates

President Trump has called for negative interest rates. He should be careful what he wishes for. In a recent tweet, President Trump urged the Fed to lower interest rates. The Federal...
Gerald P. Dwyer- Sep 20, 2019

Do You Donate Out of Fear or Love?

Here’s a crazy paradox for you.  When pollsters ask people about the biggest problems we face today, poor leadership in government ranks number one. Polls on confidence in government...
Jeffrey A. Tucker- Sep 20, 2019

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s … the Speculator!

I have an idea for a new hero for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the Speculator. Consider this scenario. A hurricane has decimated a city in Florida and left its residents...
Art Carden- Sep 19, 2019

Forced Repatriation of Money Achieves Nothing

In the 2018 Academy Award nominated movie Cold War (Best Foreign Film), the U.S. dollar comes up in one of many arguments between Zula and Wiktor, the troubled couple at the center of the...
John Tamny- Sep 19, 2019

We Don't Have a Real Market for Health Care in the U.S.

In some circles, deregulation got a bad name due to the Panic of 2008. It shouldn’t have as the causes of the subprime mortgage crisis ran deep, but ultimately dumb bureaucratic...
Robert E. Wright- Sep 19, 2019

The Problem of Millennial Socialism (Video)

As generations come of age, the political landscape often shifts. Two recent surveys’ reporting that more than half of millennials identify as socialist should therefore ring alarm bells...
Taleed Brown- Sep 18, 2019

This Is Not QE4, Yet

When the plumbing clogs up, no matter how impressive the building, it’s worth keeping an eye on.    Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chaotic-repo-funding-market-fell-160538207....

Don't Say Unbanked; Say Differently Banked

Walk into a Walmart these days and you can buy all sorts of financial services. If you don’t have a bank account, you can cash a paycheck for $4 at a Walmart Money Center. Have the...
J.P. Koning- Sep 18, 2019

Even Swedish Socialism was Violent

Few subjects are more taboo among self-described socialists than the historical track record of socialism in action.  Bernie Sanders recently bristled at the suggestion of any...
Phillip W. Magness- Sep 18, 2019

Industrial Production Rose in August but the Trend Remains Weak

Industrial production increased 0.6 percent in August, following a 0.1 percent drop in July. Over the past year, industrial production is up 0.4 percent (see top chart). The gain helped...
Robert Hughes- Sep 17, 2019

Price Controls Attack the Freedom of Speech

We increasingly live in a new “dark age” of economic ignorance, and even stupidity. Few things exemplify this trend as much as the call for price controls over the interactions of...
Richard M. Ebeling- Sep 17, 2019

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