The Return of Protectionism

Fortunately for us, this might be a temporary detour away from the long pattern of the expansion of global trade. The damage could be lasting, however. 
Jeffrey A. Tucker- May 26, 2019

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Sound Money Project Essay Contest

The Sound Money Project Essay Contest is designed to promote scholarship in monetary and macro- economics. More specifically, it aims to encourage those working at the cutting edge of the...
William J. Luther- May 26, 2019

The End of the European Union and the Prospects for Liberty

It is often said by critics of the European Union that it started out as a good idea, but in recent years (or decades) has turned sour. Regardless of how tiresome it can be to hear this...
Kai Weiss- May 26, 2019

Graduates, Be Skeptical of Those in Power

It is graduation season, and with it comes the inevitable commencement speeches that encourage the new graduates to go forth bravely into the world, transform it, and leave their marks....
Veronique de Rugy- May 25, 2019

Durable-Goods Orders Appear to be Plateauing

New orders for durable goods decreased 2.1 percent in April, led by a 5.9 percent fall in transportation equipment. Over the past year, orders are up just 0.2 percent to $248.4 billion,...
Robert Hughes- May 24, 2019

When will Federal Debt Become THE Question?

It was getting late and the group, which had gathered to hear and discuss my presentation on America’s economic outlook over dinner, was ready to head home. Among other topics, I had...
Bruce Yandle- May 24, 2019

Design Regulations Helped Ruin American Cars

A 1962 Studebaker Avanti car at The Henry Ford (THF) Motor Muster, held at Greenfield Village Your car looks like a box. So does every other car. It’s boring, even shocking when you...
Jeffrey A. Tucker- May 24, 2019

Indiana Lawmaker Ignores Facts, Pushes Bill to Fight Teen Vaping

Just like tax hikes, which don’t curb cigarette consumption, laws forbidding teens from buying tobacco products don’t work. Despite that fact, Indiana lawmakers are pushing a new bill...
Chloe Anagnos- May 24, 2019

Housing Outlook Remains Weak While Labor Market Stays Strong

Sales of new single-family homes fell 6.9 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000, down from a multiyear high of 723,000 in March. Sales had posted three monthly...
Robert Hughes- May 23, 2019

Spring Cleaning for the Regulatory State

Spring is in full blossom, and many of us are in the midst of our annual house-cleaning ritual. A regular deep clean makes good sense because it makes our living spaces more orderly and...
Adam Thierer- May 23, 2019


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